Bliss and Blisters
Free sewing, knitting and crochet patterns
17. March 2020

Free sewing, knitting and crochet patterns to soothe you in times of covid-19 You all know I lost my father and a good friend last year and I now fear intensely for my mother, who is at risk because of her age. I am sure you all have loved ones (or perhaps yourself) who need […]

I will cut you open Mimi – and sew wider sleeves
18. February 2020

Last week I complained about my failure with Tilly and the buttons Mimi blouse. I thought I had cut out the wrong size because the armholes were so small, I could barely get my arms through them. Encouraged by your extremely lovely comments and very helpful advices on steemit and instagram I decided against my […]

Sewing the Mimi Blouse from Tilly Walnes
11. February 2020

Do you remember that I have a strict sewing plan for 2020? And I am already behind this elaborate plan… There was the exhibition last week, two crochet shawls and wool from Iceland which distracted me from sewing. One of my goals was to make a blouse. A blouse would be perfect for me to […]

Beware: overly long post how I recreated a bought sweater with puff sleeves, entwined with literature allusions and bouts of hubris. Have you ever felt afraid that a fashion trend may end? For some years you were confident to wear a low rise jean which suited your body type and made shopping for trousers a […]

What I must sew in 2020 (and knit and crochet)
7. January 2020

Here is my ambitious list of sewing and knitting goals for 2020. Pleas read it carefully because I will hold you responsible if I fail… someone must be responsible and it cannot be me 😀
On my list are trousers, puff-sleeve sweaters, a blouse and a reversible knitted cardigan.

The Eden Dress part two
2. December 2019

The Eden Dress part two – or how not to treat your handsewn clothes Hotline: Welcome to the sewing hotline, how can I help you? Me: Good morning and I am so happy to have finally reached you. I made a dress and it does not fit. Again. What shall I do, please, I need […]

The Eden Dress – beautiful but I ripped it apart
25. November 2019

There will be no heroic and proud post today. The words do not flow freely from my keyboard. I must fight to write them down. I would rather run to the sewing machine and try to fix my mistake, but on the same time I am not sure I will be able to achieve the […]

I am in love with the Mira Dress from Fibremood
11. November 2019

Dear readers, I have hubris. I have made a dress out of woven fabric and it fits. I have not sewn in the sleeves inside out nor made it too short, too small or simply ugly. Now you will think ‘why is she so arrogant? Did she make a tailored dress with collar, buttons, folds […]