Autor: Theresia

#SewYourWardrobeBasics workwear jumpsuit

Sewing a jumpsuit out of jersey

The august’s theme from the #sewyourwardrobebasics challenge was „workwear“. For the people who can go to the office again after the corona lockdown that might be a suit or a dress, but what about the people who are working from home anyway?
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Lots of cats – A wrapskirt with kittens

Wrapskirt from the coolest cat fabric

Yay! Finally I can share some cat-content on this blog again! In Germany, it’s the hottest time of the year right now. Temperature outside is high, the sun is burning and even at night it won’t cool down. This part of summer does not need many clothes and inspired me to make this cute, easy wrapskirt.
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My spring basic: A black swinging skirt

Black circleskirt

Finally the „skirt season“ started – It’s warm enough outside to wear my skirts without boots and tights again. So I pulled my black circleskirt from last year out of my closed and „upcycled“ it a little.
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Tutorial: How to sew a circleskirt with elastic fabric

Black skirt tutorial

Are you bored at home today? How about sewing something quick and easy?!
Here is an easy tutorial for a simple circle skirt. This little sewing project is perfect for beginners – it doesn’t even need a pattern. There a so many varieties of circle skirts you can make – This tutorial enables you to make circle skirts in every kind of size and length. It can be a circleskirt for kids or for adults. The skirt is made out of jersey fabric, one of the most easiest fabric to sew with. (mehr …)

The „housedress“ wrapdress with collar

In January I bought a sewing book that changed my favourite hobby forever. I already owned „Gerties ultimate dressbook“ which contains a lot of nice patterns and sewing tipps for making gorgeous dresses. But since 2020 is the „year of the basics“ in my sewing life, I needed some advice for the more casual sewing projects. So I bought „Gertie sews vintage casual“, the best sewing book I ever owned. Not only the patterns in this book are awesome, it also contains a lot of tricks and hacks for better sewing that opened my eyes in many ways. There is so much that I have been doing wrong.
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A guide to buying fabric online

Not only travel bloggers are affected by COVID-19. The quarantines and the bans of public events makes blogging difficult for all of us, who deal with non-digital products in our blogs. I may not have to go outside for sewing, but I can’t sew without fabrics and supplies. Buying fabrics online can be quite difficult. Need some help to figure out how to buy good fabric online?
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Stripes and Flamingos

flamingo and stripes

It’s the last day of this month and it’s time to show my results for the #sewyourwardrobebasics challenge. I’m still inspired by the idea so sew at least one basic wardrobe piece for myself every month and I hope this sewing-flow will stay in my mind for a while. I’ve never been sewing so much like I do these days. So let’s get back to what I made this week.
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Is it pop art? „Sweetheart top“ with cutout neckline

My handmade knit top with long sleeves

Some projects are so simple, that they are done in less time than I need to write a blog post about it. This top was meant as a test garment for my pattern alteration of the sweetheart top, but it turned out so beautiful that I need to share it. I altered a very basic pattern and added the cutout detail to the neckline.
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Purple, soft, comfortable: Mysteria velvet dress

What do you do on a rainy sunday at home? I love to cuddle up on the sofa with a cup of coffee, the cats and the game console. However I’m not the type for yoga pants and oversize t-shirts. I want to look nice and dressed, even when I’m alone at home. So I made myself a „cuddle-up“ dress. It’s soft, comfortable and still goodlooking.
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The easiest denim skirt – #SewYourWardrobeBasics

My handmade denim skirt

In my last post I wrote about the #SewYourWardrobeBasics challenge from sea of teal and that I’m super motivated to take part in that. In November 2019 I already planned to sew more basic pieces for my wardrobe in 2020. Then I stumpled accidentially on that challenge, that matched my project perfectly. I see so many pictures on pinterest on facebook of colorful, fancy clothing that is beautiful, but not ready for everyday. In the past years I made so many fancy dresses that I love, but I only wear them to special occasions like weddings, prom or concerts. That means, I wear them once or twice during the year. On the other hand, my closet is full with old T-Shirts, worn out jeans, bad fitting shirts and ugly pyjamas. While I sew a beautiful party dress I wear my old ragged sweattop and even older jeans that never fitted correctly. So for me it is time to make some everyday wearable pieces.

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