Hey everyone, it’s me again with another unpublished post from the past. I am finding so much joy in blogging again, even if it just means editing half-finished texts and adding some long-overdue photos. This time, late-2017-me is talking about bra-sewing. It helped her get out of a sewing slump and there were just started it, mostly out of necessity, and Here’s what she has to say: Everytime I don’t […]
Long before I started this blog, I was already blogging passively: I knew I wanted to start a blog eventually, so I already took lots of pictures of my makes, even though I didn’t have anywhere to post them yet. The other day I went through all my old photos and found these pictures of my first ever men’s shirt. Time for another Throwback Thursday! So, call me selfish, but […]
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 […]
Hi everyone, I hope you’re all well. Today I don’t have a sewing, but an upcycling project for you. You may or may not remember this jacket that I posted about in April last year. It’s one of my long term unfinished projects that I can now finally consider finished. Which is ridiculous, given that it only took a couple of hours to complete. But let’s start at the beginning: […]
Hi everyone, how’s it going? I hope you’re all well. So, you probably haven’t noticed (I’m pretty sure you have plenty other sources of entertainment) and when I started this blog, I swore to myself not to write a sentence like this, but I really am a little sorry for not having blogged in a while. I’ve been really good at keeping a consistant blog schedule ever since I started […]
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 […]
Sometimes, when you start your first project in a craft that’s new to you, you think of all the things that can go wrong. But then once you’re at it, it all comes naturally. You push through the challenging task and come out on the other side, smiling, with a beautiful project in your hands. Well, this was none of those times. Let me tell you the story of the […]
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 …
“Wardrobe orphans” is what I call garments that have been sitting in my closet unworn forever, because they don’t fit my style or none of my other clothes. My recent closet cleanout forced me to review them all one by one. This H&M shirt was thrifted back in my blonde-hair-days, but ever since I went redhead, the pale yellow stripes look strange on me. The lace details were super lovely […]
While making this cowl, I thought a lot about the difference between sewing and knitting. Knitting takes time. And comparing the size of a garment to the time you need for making it, it’s not at all comparable to sewing (where you can just whip up a t-shirt in a few hours). For that, knitting – even more than sewing – requires me to really think about what I want […]
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 […]
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