Category Archives: Sewing

Butterick 6285: The Top and a Blog Announcement / Das Oberteil und eine Ankündigung

Before I start writing about this outfit that I already finished end of March I want to make an announcement. I have decided to make my blog bilingual. From now on I will write in English and German (hey, I … Continue reading

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May Bra: modified straps

My bra journey continues. The next lesson in my craftsy class is all about straps. For this bra I made short tapered straps: This is a quite easy alteration. The strap extensions (if any) are cut away and the top … Continue reading

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Little Owls

Sometimes, but only sometimes, I do not sew lingerie or gaments. I am not much in home decor sewing or quilting or accessories like bags. But last weekend I made these cute little fellows:   I first saw this pattern … Continue reading

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How to line foam cups

Today I will show you how to line foam cups. There might be other techniques but this is how I do it. When I start sewing a bra I like to lay out all my pieces rouhgly like they will be … Continue reading

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THIS IS NOT OK

Two weeks ago I visited an exhibition at the “Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg” called FastFashion. We all heard about the collapsed factory buildings with hundreds of dead and the awful working conditions of the seamstresses. But there is … Continue reading

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Itch to Stitch Angelia Shorts

When Kennis from Itch to Stitch calls for pattern testers, I can not resist. This time it was a pattern for shorts, and as usual, the pattern includes different options, ranging from simple to a version with five pockets, belt loops … Continue reading

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Marfy Jacket 1756 Part IV

I can still not believe that – finally–I finished the Marfy Jacket. The last post about it was in July last year. All I had to do was placing the pockets, hemming and inserting the lining. But after summer I … Continue reading

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Have you seen my Sewing Mojo?

Most of you probably have been there before, now I have lost my sewing mojo somehow. It does not mean that I do not sew at the moment, but it does not give me the joy it should. Mainly because … Continue reading

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Kwik Sew 3555: a Classic Tailored Shirt

After sewing knits for the last few weeks I looked forward to sewing with wovens again and made a classic shirt. I did not take pictures during the construction, I just enjoyed the process. The pattern is Kwik Sew 3555, a … Continue reading

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Anima Pants meet Stripes

I stuck to my plan and have finished my casual wardrobe so far (except for the cardigan that I am still knitting).  The pants are the Anima Pants from papercut, the T-shirt is self drafted. Tha Anima Pants are quite … Continue reading

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