Bliss and Blisters

I am back, and I am excited*, may there be a solution to my fitting issues? Yesterday @shanibeer wrote a wonderful post about the new online software tailornova, which lets you design your own clothes and print them at home as a ready to sew pattern with seam allowance included. You can use standard sizing […]

Comedy crafting during summer slump
7. July 2020

After finishing the Karlene blouse I am in a crafting slump: I jump uninspired from one knitting project to the next, only knitting a few stitches, I decided on a new summer dress to sew but stopped mid tracing only to start a different sewing project (copying an existing dress, did not work out, looks […]

Unbelievable but I got it done: The Karlene blouse is finished and fits. Ok… there may be some little details I don’t like but overall, for a garment made in my hated woven fabric, it is a success. But the victory was not bought easy, my sewing help elf and I had to fight hard […]

Karlene undone
23. June 2020

Part two of my sewing adventure with the karlene dress from Fibremood. I had good tips, I had good will I even had help but look how my Karlene blouse looks now: There was no way around ripping. In sewing (other than knitting or crochet) I try to follow the pattern’s instructions to a t; […]

The gaping neckline on Karlene dress
16. June 2020

Woven fabric struck back on Karlene dress It happened again. After last week’s success in sewing a sweater for my husband the sewing nemesis named „woven fabric“ struck back. I made a blouse and it did not fit … as I said… again. This time I wanted to make the dress Karlene from Fibremood. A […]

Stealth sewing a sweater for my husband
9. June 2020

Last week I told you that I was working on birthday presents for my husband but could not show you anything in fear he might see them. Today all is clear and here it is the striped sweater. I guess nearly 3 months back my husband showed me photo of a striped sweater with color […]

Last week I asked you about your preferences in regard to photo quality and you unknowingly gave me the permission to publish sh**** photos 😂😂😂 You did not know that I would use your lovely comments against you – sorry to wake you up, but I am a monster 😀 I am writing about photo […]

How I write a NeedleWorkMonday post
19. May 2020

Today I want to sew. I want to sew so badly, so that I pondered the whole morning how I can avoid writing this post. Shame on me. Usually on Monday mornings I stand up, do a bit of sports (no fear, really tiny amount, like 3 minutes) then I drink my tea and have […]

I assume everybody knows the iconic film „Groundhog Day“ where Bill Murray wakes up at six o’clock to relive the same day over and over again. Now visualize me, waking up and stumbling sleepily into my sewing room. My hair is a tangled mess and my eyes bloodshot. I wear too tight pajama pants, a […]

Sowing a blouse and sewing some seeds
28. April 2020

The Norns are weaving their fabric of fate with swift fingers and a lucid mind (does they weave only on #needleworkmonday?? Are there studies to proof this?). They combine stories like we combine yarn for the perfect sock or colors for an amazing quilt. And in my case, there are two stories which found a […]

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