This is the first installment on my journey to a blouse that fits me. More precisely, this is already the third installment, but I never posted the first two, because they did not even make it past the finished muslin stage. 1. Mimi Blouse by Tilly and the Buttons: Albteit picking the size according to … More Not there yet. Not even close yet.
I like fitted clothes, the style lines of the first half of the 20th century and a defined waist. So Seamwork’s Jo dress pattern did not speak to me when it was released- but I weirdly enough I immediately fell for the top hack. I never thought boxy tops would be my style but I … More Jo by Seamwork
I picked up this beauty at a fabric remnants table in front of a UVR Connected store in Berlin’s Golzstraße, so I can’t be sure about the fabric contents, because the remnants have no labels. I seem to remember walking around the shop trying to find clothes made from it to check it didn’t contain … More Fabric love at first sight
My brother in law gifted me some pottery tools for Christmas, which will come in very handy at my weekly ceramics workshop. While I think they were an excellent gift (thanks again Lucas!), I didn’t know where to store them. Some of the tools are quite pointy, so a loose bag was not an option … More Stick’em with the pointy end!
Well, after I gushed about how much I love my Sew over it Tulip Skirt and my Sew Over it 1940s Tea Dress, I will just continue to do so with SOI’s 1940s Wrap Dress! I think they might be my favourite pattern company. I love the feminine aesthetic and I really enjoy that their … More Anyone shooting a period drama? I have a 1940s dress but apparently no iron.
The Seamwork Gretta Top was among the first patterns I had printed after I joined Seamwork, because I felt drawn to the tie detail and the fact that the top had bust darts. Moreover, I fell for the pattern because I thought it would be great to be able to use small amounts of wovens … More A Seamwork Gretta Top
After a bit of a work-related hiatus I actually made something! My husband asked for a hat to wear under his cycling helmet, because the ones I knit for him are a bit too bulky. There are numerous free beanie patterns out there, I settled on this one since it was recommended by a friend. … More A cyclist’s beanie
To cut a long story short: my kid is crazy about dolls, so I made one. The pattern is this one from Stoff&Stil. I think the pattern is fairly priced for what you get and it results in a cute doll, but as before (the bedsnake) I am having trouble with Stoff&Stil’s recommended fabric amounts. … More Meet Conni
Before fall turns into winter I thought I should post my summer pants. They’re the Lamise pants by Pattydoo made in a linen/rayon mix from Stoff&Stil. As with the other Pattydoo patterns I’ve tried, they’re a real bargain at 3 Euros but an absolute pain to assemble since they don’t offer copyshop files. The … More Lamise by PattyDoo or: A lesson in seeing vs. wearing stuff
I joined Seamwork because I was smitten with the Rory Top. I therefore present my second version (see the first here). Again, this is a size 4, albeit my bust measurement puts me in a 6. I changed only two things: I straightened the side seams taking off 2 cm at the waist (8 cm … More Another Seamwork Rory Top