Meet Conni

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

Lamise by PattyDoo or: A lesson in seeing vs. wearing stuff

  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

Another Tote

  This is just a very quick post of a tote ( Pop the Corks Bag from CUT magazine #12). I made as a birthday present. I used the same modified pattern and instruction like for my first version. I made this tote entirely from my stash, I already had everything apart from the interfacing … More Another Tote

Seamwork Kimmy

After I joined Seamwork for the year and began research on the first patterns I wanted to make, I read that several people had cancelled their subscription, some of them because they didn’t like Seamwork’s drafting. This made me a bit nervous- did I just spend so much money on patterns that will be a … More Seamwork Kimmy

Third Sage Tee

There really is not much to say about this tee. It is my third version of Elbe Textiles’s free Sage Tee pattern (see version 1 and 2 here), the fabric is from Frau Tulpe. That’s it.

Seamwork Rory

It took me quite a few days of contemplating after I had received their newsletter but in the end I joined Seamwork because they reduced their premium membership to 80 dollars a year. A few weeks prior to that I had started keeping an eye out for Seamwork because I stumbled across the Rory Top … More Seamwork Rory

Kelly Skirt

Summer of linen! This skirt went straight from the machine into heavy rotation. The linen is very airy – perfect for the current heatwave. I bought the linen in a local fabric shop where it was advertised as a linen/viscose mix but I am pretty sure there is not much (if not none at all) … More Kelly Skirt


My husband recently took me on a daytrip to the city of Jena and he even researched possible fabric shops for me to visit. The one I ended up in wasn’t on his list but was discovered by accident because I liked the look of the street it is on. Nevermind, Kabuff is the name … More Purse

A tale of two t-shirts

Today: Menswear special! Unfortunately, too many fabric designers believe that women and women shopping for children are their main target group. I have found this to be particularly true for patterned fabrics. You usually get stripes, dots, flowers or kids prints. Where are the geometric patterns? Where are abstract ones in a variety of colour … More A tale of two t-shirts