Knitting and Crochet Blog Week – Day 4

Where are they now? / Was macht eigentlich…? Today the knitting and crochet blog week focusses on the question what happened to a crafted item. I’ll focus on a crochet blanket today for a change. I made it during my summer holidays in 1998. Just before I moved out to study. I can still recall me crocheting it on the garden swing. It is a simple …

Knitting and Crochet Week – Day 3

Tidy mind, tidy stitches. So, how do I organize my stash? So to begin with, I don’t really have a knitting stash… I have leftovers from old projects. And to be frank, there is no organising that is worth mentioning. I put them in a big box and hope to be able to unearth the right ball in case there is a project I might …

Knitting and Crochet Blog Week – Day 2

Skill +1UP This time we all talk about one important skill in knitting or crochet, we learned last year. The knitting skill I learned that proved to be the most useful to me is a certain way to manipulate knit garments to fit me better. Namely: how to make horizontal short row darts. They are just wonderful. To be frank, it’s been one of that …

Welcome to 2nd annual Knitting and Crochet Blog Week!

As announced in the sidebar, I’m partaking in yet another blogging event. This time it’s only one week long and concentrates on the fiber related themes (that sometimes do get forgotten a bit in favor of the sewing).Wie schon in der Seitenleiste seit einiger Zeit angekündigt, nehme ich diese Woche an einem weiteren Blog-Event teil, dieses Mal ist es eher etwas strick- und häkellastig. Heute …

Frühlingsgefühle

Finally I find the time to da a post on my wardrobe plans for spring. After Colette Patterns sparked the fire on spring palettes this is much on my mind and as it seems on many other bloggers minds, too. My colours this spring are navy, red and off-white. The items are (in order of need): underwear, jeans, jacket/blazer, matching skirt, top. This is a …

Me-Made-March 21.-24. März

Let’s go on with business: 21. März – work me made: corduroy trousers (brigitte Sonderheft 97), panty, vest, (coat, silk scarf) mum made: socks store bought: tunic, jacket, bra, hat, gloves 22. März me made: herringbone trousers (burda easy fashion 2/2005), mohair sweater (barda easy fashion 2/2005), panty, vest, trench coat (burda 9/2004) mum made: socks, bag store bought: new sunglasses!, bra 23. März me …

Gardening

  The knitting pattern for my gardening cardigan is finally available for download! This cosy cardigan helps to show off your curves with cables that integrate the shaping. It is worked in one piece featuring set-in short row sleeves that are knit in the round. A little positive ease (2.5cm/1“) brings out the cables and braids without being restraining. To make sure the fit is great this cardigan …

Meine Schwester, die Polyester…

This is my new dress: mein neues Kleid It has been worn on saturday night for cocktails and dancing for the first time. And got me a lot of compliments. I will definitely wear it again – I love it. Due to the bright colours I think it will become my go to dress to brighten up the nights or dull days. In sunlight it’s a …

Me-Made-March 15.-20. März

A lot of days, but very few pictures first due to bad weather and second due to a busy weekend. While failing at taking pictures I kept on with my pledge to wear at least 3 me made pieces a day. 15. März me made: coat (burda easy fashion 02/2005), hat (urchin by ysolda), dress

Innenansicht

The dress is quickly coming together. Even though I finish every seam with bias tape. This has proven a very good decision. Not only because I really like the look but also becase the fabric is ravelling like hell while working with it. So I’m happy to have all the seam allowances closed nice and safe. Here is a little sneak peak inside: Das Kleid …

Ich wäre dann soweit…

My new top is almost finished. The knitting is done the only things missing to show it off are the finishing details and proper pictures. Unfortunately spring isn’t cooperating and in a rather nasty mood. Today it’s stormy and raining. Bah. The new dress is also nearing its completion. More on that tomorrow. neckline detail/Ausschnitt Ich bin mit meinem neuen Top fast fertig. Es fehlen …

Me-Made-March 11.-14. März

Here comes another outfit post. Temperatures were rising so I was finally able to mix in a few “new” clothes to the challenge. Hopefully I will have finished the teal dress by friday to wear it on saturday. 11. März – work me made: skirt (burda 2/2007), petticoat (own pattern), silk scarf, panty store bought: bra, vest, shirt, tights, (gloves, rain shell, beret) 12. März …

burda easy fashion day

Although I have quite a couple of sewing patterns/ burdas, I have to write down one title very often as my pattern source: burda easy fasion autumn/winter 2/2005. So I just had to dedicate a blog post to it. Obwohl ich einen großen Stapel an Schnittmustern bzw. burda Zeitschriften habe, schreibe ich häufig die selbe Publikation als Quelle der Schnitte meiner Kleidung: burda easy fasion …

8.-10. März

Here are the next couple of outfits: 8. März – casual day at work me made: sweater (a stitch in time), silk scarf, panty, (coat) mum made: socks, leg warmers, (crochet shawl) store bought: skirt, tights, vest, bra, (gloves, beret)   9. März – chilling with a friend me made: herringbone trousers (burda easy fashion 2/2005), silk scarf, panty, (cardigan, gloves) mum made: socks store …

What I’m up to just now…

Binding my seam allowances in hot pink bias tape. 🙂 Can’t wait to finish the dress and finally wear it! Ich versäubere grad meine Nahtzugaben mit knallpinkem Schrägband. 🙂 Ich kann es kaum erwarten, dass das Kleid endlich fertig wird!

Me-Made-March 4.-7. März

Four days and only two outfits to share… me made: skirt (burda 9/2004), cardigan, panty, not pictured: coat, gloves I have been with my parents this last week end. So I just changed the (bought) base layers of this outfit. I also wore the herringbone trousers instead of the skirt. But so far nothing really picture worthy. me made: denim skirt (burda 9/2004), sweater (a …

Durchgehende Abnäher/waist darts

To keep you and me entertained I documented how I made the waist darts of my new dress in pictures: Damit es nicht langweilig wird, habe ich das Nähen der Abnäher an meinem Kleid mal genau mit der Kamera dokumentiert: 1. Marking the length of the dart with pins I folded the dart in half./Nachdem ich die Länge des Abnähers mit Nadeln markiert habe, falte …

Me-Made-March 1.-3. März

There we go again: outfit pics! Finding a new photo routine has been kind of a challenge in itself as we moved the mirror I took my photos in september to a darker spot. So I’ve been playing around with the self timer… Day 1 – at work – trying hard to look serious 😉 me made: coat (burda easy fashion 2/05), skirt (burda easy fashion …