Bliss and Blisters

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 […]

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 […]

I made pajama pants and wore them outside
3. March 2020

Trying out a pattern from Asuka Hamada Yesterday I wrote in a comment to @shanibeer that I want to be more daring with my clothes. I want to look so beautiful and exceptional like the designers of this new show Next in Fashion on Netflix I want to be usable as an example of art on a body… So, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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