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MeMadeMay Week 2

We are more than halfway through May and I want to show you what I wore last week. Carolyn asked me if I dress differently for MeMadeMay than usual and I thought about that. Knowing that I have a chance to show off my outfit I put more care into choosing it. Usually I just go with the first thing I see that I like. During May I think about what new combination I could wear and I try to rotate my garments as much as possible. So when the weather is a little colder I pick things that I cannot wear any longer once it is warmer. Continue reading

Sailor Jeans

Last weekend I had a revelation. I have been thinking about sailor pants for while now, because I frequently  get asked about a pair of Sailor shorts that I made a while ago. They didn’t fit properly and the pattern was a little shitty too. So when people asked me about it, I always advise against the pattern and suggest trying this Burda pattern instead. I have this pattern at home, but I never tried it. The pants are a little too tight and also a little too short for my taste. Continue reading

New Shirts

It is spring and my to sew list grows and grows. I am highly motivated and I have a lot more ideas than I have time to realize them. At least not all of them. Two new shirts recently made it into my wardrobe. Because I have made and written about both patterns several times I will show you both new shirts at once. Here we go.

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Tania Culottes und Plantain Tee

Spring is lurking around the corner and I have nothing to wear ;) So I started my seemingly annual T-Shirt sewing marathon. This is the third time in a row that I sew myself a pile of T-Shirts in April. I first cut them all out, then I sew the shoulder seams of each tee, than the neck binding of each one and so on. Just like I think it is done in a sweatshop ;). The last two years I started this marathon because MeMadeMay was about to start and I felt I didn’t have enough basic tees. Continue reading

Bathrobe Burda 2653

5 days before we took off to spent some days in a holiday apartment that has a sauna I became aware that I didn’t have a proper bath robe. How convenient! I thought I had everything and didn’t really need to sew more clothes, but here I was. Without bathrobe! So I immediately started looking out for a suiting fabric, The holiday was only a week or so away and I knew I wanted 100 % cotton terrycloth. Continue reading

Hide Away – Longhoodie

I commute by train. I have to change the train 2 times. This has its disadvantages. But there is also the advantage that if I have to wait there are kiosks at the stops that sell sewing magazines. I know them all, the latest patterns in these magazines. Most of the time I just look and do not buy anything. Tis variety of patterns in sewing magazines overwhelms me, and words cannot describe how much I hate it to search the right pattern line with twenty of other lines in 10 different colors drawn over the line I’m looking for. Continue reading

1083 – 101 Marvin’s new pair of jeans

Not so long ago I blogged about a pair of jeans that I made for Marvin. I used the Thread Theory Jedediah pants pattern and I wasn’t that satisfied with the outcome. I think the pattern just wasn’t what I was looking for, the cut simply isn’t the style Marvin usually wears and likes. It is a little too wide at the upper leg an too narrow at the lower leg. Thankfully Cornelia commented on the pants, hinting me to a German blog, where someone else hints towards the free jeans patterns of the French company 1083. Continue reading

Watson Bras

Recently I managed to sew three fitting bras for myself. And as soon as I completed this task I began questioning whether I really needed them. It was a lot of fun sewing the bras and and all those bras that led to theses three fitting bras, but somehow I never really questioned the bra wearing itself before in my life. It just happened as if it was something natural, something you do, when you grow up. But wearing a bra was most of the time uncomfortable to me and I never felt like I needed the support that much. Continue reading

Colette Rue – Second Attempt

Maybe some of you remember: last summer Colette sent me their newest pattern to sew it up before they released it. It is called Rue, it features a fitted bodice and a flared skirt. The front bodice consist of three parts that, sewn together, create interesting seam lines. The dress didn’t fit me that well, but to me it looked like it fitted me like it fitted the model on the envelope more or less. Continue reading