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TNT Pattern Molly Top from Sew Over It

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After showing you my greatly unpractical Burda Style Sixties dress in my last post, I am going to show you the direct opposite in this one: my first TNT pattern, the Molly Top from Sew Over It. I just LOVE this top! I rarely sew the same pattern twice – I am much to distracted by my ever-growing pattern stash, and I love learning new techniques. But I really fell in love with Molly – it’s such a practical, yet stylish top! (more…)

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A tribute to ABBA: Burda Vintage dress Tina

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Today I want to show you something a little bit different – a project that is not very wearable, but that holds a very dear place in my sewing heart: The chiffon dress Tina from Burda Style Vintage. I made this dress back in the beginning of 2016, when I had just about learned how to sew. A friend of mine was hosting an ABBA karaoke party for her birthday, and I had bought the Burda Style Vintage magazine a couple of days earlier (I don’t know if they have that outside of Germany – here, Burda launches a Vintage magazine every year, focusing on different time periods; mine is for the Sixties). (more…)

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Surprising Wardrobe Staple: Porto Cardigan from Hummelhonig

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I stumbled upon the Porto Cardigan from Hummelhonig by pure chance – Hummelhonig is a German indie pattern designer that normally does kids’ patterns, and I had never seen any of their women’s patterns in the online sewing community. But when I went to a sewing weekender last October in Würzburg, Germany, one of the girls had brought two different Portos and was wearing them during the weekend. And I totally fell in love with the pattern! (more…)

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Fabric Shopping in Paris

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A couple of weeks ago, I spent a long weekend in Paris. Such a great city! My husband and I were visiting a friend – but I wanted to make time to visit at least one fabric store. I researched a little before we went, to make sure that I picked the right store – and in the end I chose the  Lil Weasel. For all of you who plan to spend more time fabric shopping in Paris: I have summarized my research at the end of this post, so you can use it to make your own fabric shopping itinerary! (more…)

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The travelling Frau Fannie

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My dress Frau Fannie (Miss Fannie) from German pattern designer duo Fritzi Schnittreif turned out to be a real „souvenir“ project! Souvenir No 1 was the actual sewing pattern. I bought the paper pattern during a trip to Vienna. I was lucky enough to be able to spend an entire day looking around the city’s fabric shops, and at the gorgeous store Stoffsalon I found Frau Fannie in a box with indie sewing patterns.  I had already seen a couple blog posts on the dress, and especially fell in love with MadeByMiri’s winter version – so I had to take the pattern back home with me! (more…)

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Opal and me

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I am not really into cardigans. During summer, I sometimes wear a little black cardi, when it’s too cold for a t-shirt and too warm for a sweater. But long cardigans? Nope, not me. The look always reminds me of my granddad – he liked to wear „these modern pieces“… don’t get me wrong, I really liked my granddad, I just never strove to dress like him ;-)! But along came the #cozycardichallenge organised by Rachel (@shesewsvintage), Nikki (@sodburysewing) and Amanda (@amandaturner1977). (more…)

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Erin, my savior

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Erin helped me get back my sewing mojo – so she’s got a place in my heart! And on top of that, I also find her beautiful ;-)! But let’s start with the lost sewing mojo: In September, I spent a week at a French Chateau, taking a Burda sewing course (I wrote about this week only in German, but feel free to swoon over the pictures here). At the chateau, I literally spent the entire week making one garment, a blazer. Although it was great to learn so many new techniques and make such a bespoke garment, it somehow drained all my sewing energy. And when I got back, I didn’t really want to get back to the sewing machine. (more…)

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Toaster #2 – The ever-lasting project

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In my last post about my Molly Top, I told you about my chaotic sewing planning. And how projects that I wanted to start right after buying the pattern tend to take ages… My Toaster #2 sweater from SewHouse7 is another great example for my inability to plan my sewing projects! I fell in love with the pattern straight from the start, when SewHouse7 released it. I love that neckline!!! (more…)

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Molly and my sewing chaos

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Normally, I am a very organised person. So much so that my friends actually make fun of me. I have to-do-lists for every part of my life, I love spending hours on Tripadvisor in order to plan a perfect vacation, and all my Christmas presents are already bought and wrapped in October (okay, maybe not all…). Anyways, „organised“ is probably the first description that you’ll get about me if you ask around. But somehow, that does not translate to my little sewing world… Any sewing plans I make are usually overthrown the second I see a new pattern on instagram/on a blog/in a magazine. No beautiful bullet journals with fabric swatches and carefully laid out spring/summer/fall wardrobes for me! (more…)

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Everyday Skirt from Malou Paris

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My Everyday Skirt project started with a situation I am sure all of you know: I bought some fabric and had no idea what to do with it…. But it was so pretty!  I picked up this black-golden fabric during a trip to Sri Lanka about two years ago. I went on a fabric shopping binge, after I discovered some fabric shops in the city of Gaul – and, more importantly, discovered how cheap Sri Lankian fabric is! (I already showed you one of my “Sri-Lankian” makes a couple of weeks back, my Purl Soho Tunic). But: At the time of the trip I wasn’t an experienced sewist, and I didn’t realized that a lot of the fabric wasn’t exactly dressmaking fabric… (more…)

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