Bliss and Blisters
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 […]

Daily bits of tangled yarn
4. June 2019

And suddenly its summer. Summer in the Ruhr area means temperatures rise spontaneously over 30 degrees with lots of rain and thunder. Oh fun… it feels as if we life in a tropical greenhouse only the air is charged with exhaust fumes. And in this wet-hot climate what better to do than knit some warm […]

How to sew an easy bag
21. May 2019

Take some strings and look what you get: a string art contest – ahem no – you get Tantra, the famous/infamous Indian philosophy of self-realization and ritualistic practices as Tantra literally means fabric referring to a fabric of words – ahhhh no – what I really want to say is, take some strings and you […]

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