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Challenges, Sewing
My Fabric Shelves | naehzimmerblog.de

Joining in on the
Stash Less Challenge

Last year, I set an intention to drastically reduce my fabric stash. I haven’t talked a lot about my progress – all of the projects using stash fabric have been tagged rather quietly – but I’m actually very pleased with my progress. So far I used 11 fabrics from the photo in my inital post plus all of my knits. Then I donated a few fabrics to a sewing […]

Sewing, Sewn
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 […]

Sewing, Sewn
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 …

Inspiration, Sewing
Sewing Pattern Roundup: 6 Blouses with beautiful Details | naehzimmerblog.de

Pattern Roundup:
6 Blouses I’d sew up right away

I’ve mentioned it countless times already but let me just say it once more: There’s nothing I like more than beautiful details. Boxy minimalist rectangle-shaped clothes can stay in fashion as long as they want – I’ll always fall in love with the patterns that are a bit more special. At the same time, I’m finding it extremely hard to find such patterns, especially when it comes to tops. So […]

Sewing
Victoria Blazer

Victoria Blazer Fitting Problems:
I need your help!

While my September summer vacation feels like forever ago, I still remember that sad feeling when realizing I have to put my beautiful sandals on a shelf for another 8-9 months. It’s the worst. The good thing: Rainy autumn days are perfect for sewing! Yay! One of the projects I’m most excited about finishing is my Victoria blazer in the most awesome mexican fabric. There’s only one problem: This project is giving me a headache […]

Inspiration, Sewing
Autumn Sewing Plans 2015 | naehzimmerblog.de

Autumn Sewing Plans 2015

Hey guys, I hope you’re all fine. I just returned from a late summer vacation in Greece and although German weather has been gentle (no rain storms and quite a lot of sun), it’s still hard to accept that autumn has arrived up here. I always want to hold on to summer as long as I can and there’s nothing worse than people telling me “Well, I guess summer’s over […]

Sewing, Sewn
Purple Miette Wrap Skirt | naehzimmerblog.de

A purple Miette skirt

I haven’t talked much about the progress of my destashing year so far, but it’s actually going pretty well. While I didn’t completely abstain from fabric shopping, the challenge helped me to be more aware of what fabric I already had and what it could be made into. So far, 9 fabrics from the stack in this photo and all of my knits have been made into projects. This purple cotton is one that I had for about five years which is kind of crazy. It started with […]

Challenges, Sewing, Sewn
2015 Outfit Along Cambie Dress | naehzimmerblog.de

Outfit Along 2015:
The finished dress

The 2015 Outfit Along is over and now I know it’s possible to knit a cardigan in two months AND make a dress in the same time. Although the dressmaking part didn’t start until two weeks before the due date. Anyway, I thought it was about time to make one of the Greatest Hits of the indie sewing pattern world. Being the only person on the internet who never made a Cambie dress, […]

Sewing, Sewn

Falling for floral Françoise fabric

I’ve recently talked to a friend about how I constantly fall in love with beautiful things: “When something looks amazing – be it a colour palette or a pattern or a fabric – it’s a bit like falling in love: I have butterflies in my stomach. That’s how I recognize beautiful things”. She gave me the same look I give my other friend from the tax office when she talks all excitedly about numbers and laws. A look that says […]

Sewing, Sewn
Colette Dahlia Dress in Gingham | naehzimmerblog.de

Oh my Dahlia

So, after spending all of december working like a madwoman, I rewarded myself to a small sewing class in order to make Colette’s Dahlia dress. Since my first attempt at a Colette dress (the Laurel) ended as a desaster, it seemed like a good idea to give them a second chance – this time with professional help …