These are all the projects I made from my tried-and-true patterns – the kind of patterns that are basic, simple and timeless, but also not very unusual. Most of these clothes are wardrobe staples that go great with the more unique pieces in my wardrobe.
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 […]
It’s funny how sometimes I spend a lot of time planning and sewing a garment only to realize at the end that I have no idea how to wear it. I’m all like “Well, I guess it’s not quite my style after all. Bummer.” and move on, only to come back to the exact same garment months later and wearing the hell out of it. Sometimes all it takes is some inspiration – a girl on the subway …
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 […]
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 …
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 […]
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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