Author Archives: Katharina

Spinnmeister 3000: Prototype

I said I would build an electric spinning wheel, and here it is :) In my post about the electric yarn winder I got some very good advice concerning the flyer I could use to build one. So first I wrote Woolmakers to ask if they sold the flyer of the Bliss spinning wheel individually. That would have been nice since I already have a lot of bobbins and other accessories. Unfortunately I never got an answer and so I ordered Ashford parts. Continue reading

Butterick B5748 Retro Dress

I’ve made another dress from a Butterickpattern that Marvin brought back with him from the US. You might remembered that a year ago Marvin stayed for three month in North Carolina and only at the end of his stay I found out that there was a huge sale at Butterick, every pattern could be bought for 2.99 $. I only ordered seven patterns, because it wasn’t clear whether the package would arrive in time. In the end it arrived the evening before Marvin left. One of them is the retro Butterick pattern B5748. I bought it mostly because I liked Andi’s many versions of it a lot (here, here and here are some of them). Continue reading

Rosarí Skirt

So, I decided after finishing Marvin’s Shorts that rather than making him another pair I was going to make myself a new skirt first from the leftovers of the shorts’ fabric. You see, unlike a normal person I do not use bookmarks in my browser, instead I leave tabs open, which results in a lot of open tabs ;) It really is a mess. In one tab I have had the website showing all the beautiful designs of Pauline Alice open for a long time now and now was the change to actually buy a pattern and close that tab :) Continue reading

Jedediah Shorts

Same procedure as every year.. Marvin needs shorts! He seems to need so much more than I can produce. Last year he even bought two pairs. What a waste of fun, if you ask me. Although I have to admit that the fun decreases when I am forced to sew three pairs of shorts in a row. I should start in winter I guess. But who likes to sew shorts in winter? Especially if you also have the option of sewing something fun for yourself! Continue reading

Outfit Along 2018 – Linen top and denim skirt

This is already my fifth time participating in the Outfit Along (OAL). It started back in 2014 when I knit my first seamless top down sweater and sewed my Indie-Designer pattern. Both were eye opening experiences. For everyone who does not know the Outfit Along, you can read about it here. In summary it is a knit along combined with a sew along with the goal of making a whole outfit during June and July and showing it off on Raverly. The event is organized by Andi Satterlund and Lauren aka Lladybird. Continue reading

Jag lever loppan!

For a short instance of maybe 4 days it got a little cooler again, hooray! Super practical because that meant that I was able to take pictures in my newest cardigan, I really wouldn’t have wanted to wear it in 32 °C. So yeah, here comes my newest cardigan, my version of the Damejakka Loppa by Pinneguri. Loppa means flea in Norwegian, but as it also means flea in Sweden, so I took the opportunity to show off my rudimentary Swedish, hence the blog post’s title ;) Continue reading

Freedom Backpack II

About one and a half years ago I sewed what is now my favorite backpack. It was the first backpack that I sewed myself I really really liked and wore daily. Back then I ordered the niizo’s Freedom Backback sewing kit via etsy coming all the way from Taiwan. It came with everything that I needed and the parts included in the kit were of a great quality and long lasting. Continue reading

Butterick B6446 Wrap Dress

I made another dress from souvenir fabric bought during my trip to  Raleigh/NC. I bought the fabric at Joann Fabrics in Raleigh together with the flannel fabric I made a Belladone dress from. There are lots of peonies in different shades of pink printed on it. And I think it was not meant to be a fashion fabric but patchwork fabric. The cotton is medium weight and the fabric was 110 cm wide. As far as I remember it was on sale. Nevertheless I only bought 2 yards, because I had limited space in my suitcase. Continue reading