Sometimes all you need to get out of a sewing slump is one meter of golden snake skin polyester. In past posts, I’ve talked about the unusual quiet on this blog in the past months. I didn’t get much sewing done in 2016 and even though I missed it, I had been feeling far too restless to sit down quietly at my machine, working patiently on a project. I expected 2017 to be the same. I was just in a slump. Until this jacket happened […]
In every seamstresses life there are a few garments considered “milestone projects”. My list looks something like this: anything from knit fabric ✓ / pants ✓ / a blazer ✓ / a festive dress ✓ / lingerie / a winter coat / a wedding dress. While I still sew a lot of basic things for my wardrobe, I actually love those more challenging time-consuming projects. So when a friend invited […]
Last year, I have been paying regular visits to an open wood workshop in my city. The concept is pretty cool: You can come by on certain days of the week and – for a small fee – use the work benches, woodworking machinery and tools there. There’s also some experts around, in case any advice is needed. There are a few of these workshops all over town and I […]
I made this bag and took these photos about a year ago. And for some weird reason I didn’t like the pictures and decided to take new ones in better light. And now, 12 months later, I realize that that was just stupid. The photos aren’t perfect, but perfectly fine and there are actually some that I really like. So in an attempt to […]
One of the things I love about my family are their handicraft skills. Both of my parents are good at woodworking and a lot of things inside their home are handmade. I learned from an early age that simple furniture like desks, shelves or even cupboards can easily (and often more cheaply) be handmade instead of bought. Some of my favourite childhood memories are from woodworking with my mum. I […]
I’ve been obsessed with cobalt blue for quite a while now. It all started with Lauren’s dress and then this interview with Gretchen Jones on Seamwork (scroll down to see the photo of her blue dress). Gretchen really is right when she says that “you can’t not stare at somebody in a bright blue dress”. And then, of course, there’s all those beautiful pictures of girls in strappy maxi dresses […]
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 […]
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 […]
Last year, during Me-Made-May, I had this idea to write about some clothes that I’ve sewn pre-blog. Although I’ve never sewn more than 2015, it wasn’t until May that I realized how many things I had already made before. With […]
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 […]
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 […]
When deciding upon my next knitting project, I knew I wanted to learn something new. So, feeling all courageous and daring, I bought the Vega Hat pattern by Brooklyn Tweed. The skill level was a 2 out of 5 and the hat looked beautiful and intimidating, which seemed just right to expand my skill set. I was prepared for everything: cryptical abbrevations, decoding hard-to-understand descriptions and and making a million mistakes until I got the pattern right …
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