Showing posts tagged tried and true

These are all the projects I made from my tried-and-true patterns – the kind of patterns that are basic, simple and timeless, but also not very unusual. Most of these clothes are wardrobe staples that go great with the more unique pieces in my wardrobe.

Sewing, Sewn
Laser-cut button on Burda Easy Shorts| naehzimmerblog.de

Finished Project:
Red Burda Easy Shorts

It’s funny how sometimes I spend a lot of time planning and sewing a garment only to realize at the end that I have no idea how to wear it. I’m all like “Well, I guess it’s not quite my style after all. Bummer.” and move on, only to come back to the exact same garment months later and wearing the hell out of it. Sometimes all it takes is some inspiration – a girl on the subway …

Handmade Stuff, Knitting
Buttons on green Manayunk Cardigan | naehzimmerblog.de

I KNIT A SWEATUUUUUR!!! *

Guys, I’m so insanely proud. After all the trouble with my Snowflake sweater, I finally finished plan B, the green cardigan. I don’t know whether to be surprised or shocked, because IT FITS PERFECTLY!!! Actually: When I finished this one and put it on for the first time, I did a little happy dance in front of the mirror. Okay, more like […]

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Summery Blue Sorbetto Top in cotton+steel rayon | naehzimmerblog.de

More seasonal inappropriate wear

It seems to be some kind of running joke in the sewing blog world to show summery garments in winter because you are way behind on your blogging. I’m no exception. My second Sorbetto top was a last-minute-make for my summer holiday in Greece, but when I returned, autumn was in full swing already, which is why this thing never made it to the blog […]

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Floral Sorbetto Top| naehzimmerblog.de

A floral summer top in winter

Sometimes, when you’ve been working hard for weeks and weeks and there’s still no end in sight, you just have to stop whatever you’re doing for an evening and just sew something quick and easy to keep your sanity …

Sewing, Sewn

Week of Tees: Classic Baseball Shirt

It’s day five of my Week of Tees which makes me a little proud. I started this mini-series as a small challenge for myself. Sewing up five shirts wasn’t hard, but setting a schedule, photographing and then writing about them five days in a row, kind of was. Why is it so hard to take good photos of oneself? Let alone photos of oneself in the middle of winter inside […]

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Week of Tees: Striped Plantain

It’s thursday and I’m wearing shirt number four in the week of tees. This one’s a Plantain shirt again, in the loveliest shade of blue. Funny story about this fabric: It began its life as a scarf. A super soft and beautiful circle scarf whose only faults were its length (too long to actually warm my neck) and its stretchniness (not enough to be shortened). For far too long, it’s […]

Sewing, Sewn

Week of Tees: Floral Baseball Tee

Introducing tee number three of my recent knit sewing frenzy: The floral raglan. This fabric has the weirdest backstory: Back in 2009/10, I used to buy a lot of clothes on eBay. One day I came upon this beautiful floral skirt that someone sold and scored it for a euro. When it arrived, I realized that this was not a piece of brand name clothing, like the seller had advertised, but […]

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Week of Tees: Plantain with floral details

We’re at day two in the Week of Tees. It’s the middle of winter here in Germany and right now the most important clothes in my wardrobe are long sleeved tees that can be layered under sweaters, shirts and dresses for extra warmth. The main fabric for this shirt is a beautiful and soft organic cotton knit. I made pyjama shorts as a christmas present from it and had bought […]

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Week of Tees: Polka Dot Raglan

I’m starting a little mini-series called “Week of Tees” today. I already talked about how I spent a week using up my pile of knit fabric. As a result, I now have six new shirts, five of which will make it to the blog (number six is just a plain black tee). So this week, I will blog about a different shirt every day. I worked with two patterns as […]

Handmade Stuff, Knitting
Green Knit Hat

Knit Hat #2 and further knitting plans

Okay, so I obviously caught the knitting bug. Shortly after my first hat was finished, I ran to the yarn shop 15 minutes before closing time to pick up wool for the next project. How cool is it that there’s a yarn shop right across my street? It’s next to a small fabric store … Although, on second thought, I am not so sure whether that’s a good or bad […]

Handmade Stuff, Knitting
learning to knit

January Goal Progress: Learning to knit

I told you in my “2015 plans” post that I wanted to approach some long-term-goals this year, one or two every month. My january goal was to learn how to knit. I wanted to do this ages ago. It seems like the perfect addition to sewing. My first project was this simple hat with ribbing on the bottom and decreasing stitches towards the top. After just five rows I felt […]