Bliss and Blisters
How to transform an ill fitting dress
15. September 2020

Every Monday I tell myself, today I will only write a short update on my projects. And then I end with taking excessively photos and writing my fingers of, this Monday is no exception. I am currently working on three sewing projects, an Asuka Hamada dress (already finished and killed), a copycat sweater (nearly finished) […]

How to look like a fashion model with no effort
1. September 2020

The wardrobe challange Last week it started my preparation for a capsule wardrobe (ok… it started many weeks month before, but if I tell you how long I need to ponder and prepare blogpost, you will think me a snail). Already during the planning process I noticed this will be big capsule, more like a […]

My undefined wardrobe challenge
25. August 2020

Are you like me? Waking up, doing Yoga, drinking excessive amounts of tea to postpone the decision what to wear and then grabbing the next best thing which you have already worn in some variation for several days? My ‘uniform’ during days which are not so hot that I melt when I leave the house […]

The unobtrusive bee dress – a sewing adventure
18. August 2020

Holidays are over and the dire life of writing and posting has me back… or wait… I guess its not dire at all, as I love to write and even more to talk with you. So far all is more than well, but my sewing, that is another story… I wanted to come back and […]

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 […]

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