Bliss and Blisters

Remember how I whined about my impaired sense of choosing fitting colors in yarn and fabric to create a wearable handmade wardrobe? I cried about my lovely, knitted sweaters in bright colors and vivid patterns which fit with absolutely nothing else than black. I complained about a lot of dresses, tops, and skirts I made […]

How to design a flat knitted cardigan
25. May 2021

My orange jacket is nearly done, and I should feel satisfied and proud, but dear needleworkers, with me there is always a “but”. More to this in a minute. What I did with the orange cardigan This orange cardigan is made after a pattern from a Danish book by Birgitta Forslund which has a lot […]

Dark magic and the checkered bedsheet dress
13. April 2021

One day I want to start a blog post with the words: look, I made a dress and it turned out exactly as I wanted. And now you know which turn my checkered bedsheet dress took. AHHHHHHHH! Am I cursed? Should I start to search for hidden pentagrams in my sewing room, look for dead […]

Designing the perfect tiered dress
30. March 2021

Last time I wrote about my newly made knitted cardigan and I opened up about my fears, that the weather will be soon too warm to wear it: guess what happened… Yes, this is no mistake, our temperature went up from freezing in the night to 20 degrees. Kind of instant summer which lets me […]

The cute but impractical knitted coat
16. March 2021

Since some weeks we are having weather which promises spring on one day and winter the next (its called April weather in Germany, and it seems nobody likes April… :-D). My fingers are itching to plant and enjoy the garden and I am more than happy to finally start wearing less thick clothes. I hate […]

The Return of the Bee Dress
2. March 2021

I promised you a dress two weeks ago and I deliver.Ok, it is a completely different dress, a different method to make it and has nothing to do with my last blog post and my promise to explain how I will copy a bought dress, but much more important: you cannot call me a liar, […]

Reverse engineering a dress with an amazing collar
16. February 2021

The whole last week was bitter cold, full of snow, ice and sunshine and I loved it. Being outside wrapped in multiple layers of warm clothes, wandering through the silent landscape. (Not so fun was/is, that our heater stopped working every other night and -14 degrees Celsius without heater is a tad uncomfortable in my […]

My blue Monday knitting project
8. December 2020

I do not want to break the Monday spell, but I really do not have a lot to show you right now, as I am mostly working for the exhibition and if I don’t paint I work plan on Christmas gifts which I cannot show you here because my loved ones read my blog. So, […]

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 […]

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