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I started 2015 with the plan to reduce the size of my fabric stash and called it “The Year of Destashing”. In 2016, I joined Felicia’s Stash Less Challenge. So far it is going pretty well.
You can read more about my plans in my these posts: Joining in on the Stash Less Challenge and The Year of Destashing

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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 …

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Gingham Deer&Doe Chataigne Shorts: Front | naehzimmerblog.de

Gingham Chataigne shorts

Sometimes when you’re planning a sewing project, it turns out exactly the way you want it to be. Take these shorts for example: I planned on making them in red and white gingham, with piping details and polka dot facings. They have the slight vintage vibe I was going for, all seams are neatly finished and the fit is spot on …

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The Year of Destashing

The year I started to sew, a whole new world opened up to me: The world of fabric. Something I had nevered cared about in my non-sewing days, let alone noticed. And then, all of a sudden, I saw fabric everywhere: In small shops. In big shops. At IKEA. At flea markets, departments stores, charity shops, … you name it. So there I was, a completely overwhelmed beginner, buying any […]