Bliss and Blisters
The fabric dyeing which ended in jam making
26. October 2021

Last week I (nearly) finished sewing a coat dress with a Peter Pan collar. And as it seems to be my burden it turned out lovely…. And the burden being in this case that I made it from very cheap strangely coloured fabric. I somehow see a pattern here. When I use fabric, I love […]

How to upgrade a muslin into a lovely dress
12. October 2021

First: last Monday’s dress dyeing session was a huge success.Second: I need a bigger table for sewing (look at the title photo and you know why :-D). Last Monday I tried out another sewing pattern in the hunt for the perfect dress. This perfect dress should be in my eyes the right amount of fitted […]

Sewing and dyeing my cottage core dream dress
5. October 2021

Last Monday I wrote about my obsession with books. That I can sit down for hours browsing through craft books admiring the lovely photos and dreaming about my future garments. One downfall is that there is so much inspiration, that I sometimes am overwhelmed and instead of starting something I lose myself in crafting dreams. […]

If you did not know how dangerous needlework could be then this shall be a warning (ok… I may exaggerate a tad but read on and decide for yourself. You will get a lengthy story about my sewing machine and a visit to the neighbour town). But I must explain the context: Some years ago, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]