Author Archives: MySewingDreams


I did need a lot of patience for this dress. I started back in February last year, hoping I could finish it before winter was gone. Alas, this did not happen, and when the weather warmed up I was not … Continue reading

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365 Challenge January complete!

Somehow I managed to follow the 365 challenge during January and have now all 31 blocks complete! Sometimes I sewed one block a day, but often I had to catch up during the weekend. And often I just hurried up to … Continue reading

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Itch to Stitch Paro Cardigan

My first make of the year is the new Itch to Stitch pattern, the Paro Cardigan. It was love at  first sight and I was more than happy to be chosen as a tester. The Paro is a long cardigan … Continue reading

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Shop Opening

Today is the day and I open my shop! If you are interested in sewing patterns translated into German please visit the  corresponding German blog post for all the details.

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2016 Sewing Year in Review

I wish you all a Happy New Year! I like the beginning of a new year, because it is an opportunity to reflect the past year and to start fresh for the new one. I like beginnings: I am full … Continue reading

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Blouse Burdastyle 09/2011 #128

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and enjoy the last days of the year. Here is one last garment that I made in 2016 and that I want to show you. I finished this little blouse already last … Continue reading

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Tutorial: How to extend a sleeve hem allowance

Last year I started working on a wool knit dress, but then spring was comming and I was not in the mood anymore to sew a warm winter dress. Now I have started working on it again, and maybe it will … Continue reading

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Closet Case File: Ginger Jeans

When I am in a bad mood or unhappy I tend to buy fabric, patterns or sewing books. It is like I disappear into another world and I often have the illusion that with buying a pattern I already own … Continue reading

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Testing Call: Hepburn Turtleneck from Itch to Stitch – German Translation

Hi all, I have exciting news. I have teamed up with Kennis from Itch to Stitch and started translating her patterns into German. The first one was the Lisbon Cardigan which is available at the moment at Näh-Connection. Now I … Continue reading

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Bamboo Knit Lingerie Set

I made a new lingerie set from some bamboo knit scraps I had in my stash. The set comprises a bra, two panties and two camisoles. The Bra: For the bra I used the pattern that I drafted in a … Continue reading

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