I sewed quite a few things from remnants last year. It always amazes me how much you can make from things you already have, once you think a bit out of the box … (aka are forced to do it because you’re broke). Plus, it feels so good to finally get rid of some long-hoarded bigger scraps and to make a garment that is basically free. For these knit shorts, I […]
I love sewing with leftover fabric! Though I usually find it a bit annoying when scraps are too big to be thrown away after cutting, I love the challenge of it. There’s almost always a pair of shorts or a mini skirt in there, but sometimes you have to get a bit creative to make it. I love that projects from leftovers are basically “free” since you don’t have to […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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