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„I wanted to sketch my sewing ideas“

Hello sewing peeps! Today it’s not about me sewing garments. For once I did something what is normally part of my day job as journalist: I interviewed Erica Schmitz. (Erica who? No idea if English speaking people realize, how ordinary the name ,Schmitz‘ for German speaking folks is. But trust me, this Schmitz woman is someone you need to know more about. Especially if you like good ideas, that will make your sewing adventures easier and more exiting.) Meet my friend Erica, founder and creative head behind MyBodyModel. The American had a simple AND brilliant idea (these are the best, right?). Right now she is working on an app that will allow you to create unique fashion sketch templates of your body. This sort of drawing is called croquis (pronounce cro-kee). I was so fascinated by Erica’s idea that I decided to grill her about it 🙂 Erica, could you please tell us more about your idea? Sure! I got the idea for MyBodyModel a couple of years ago, when I wanted to sketch my sewing …

Penny Dress around the World

Here I am again writing a blog post in English. That was not the plan, at least not from the beginning. (You need to know that my language skills are based on nine years of school English and steamy romance novels from the States. So please be gentle with me.) I’m on my way to change my whole blog from mainly German to mainly English (with some German exceptions). I realized that my readers are not only from Switzerland or Germany, but from all around the world, Stahlarbeit (which translates to steel work by the way) isn’t that small anymore as well. So that is that. Please let me know how you feel about this! Here comes my contribution to the Penny Dress around the World tour. Within the last days you’ve probably seen Penny Dresses popping up on your Instagram or Facebook Feed. That is, to put it quite simple, my fault. But I don’t feel sorry, not at all. Some months ago when British pattern company Sew Over It London launched their Penny …

The Cleo Collection

This posting is in English and German. Dieser Blogeintrag ist zweisprachig verfasst. When Rae from Made by Rae asked me to join the Cleo Skirt Showcase, I was all in. (I mean it: ALL IN.) Because I know her patterns. Because I was in the mood for more than one piece. Because I’m sometimes a crazy lady. Say hi to my Cleo Collection! Als mich Rae von Made by Rae gefragt hat, ob ich Lust habe, an der Cleo Skirt Designtour teilzunehmen, war ich sofort dabei. Und zwar so richtig. Mir war schnell klar, dass das eine Chance war, eine kleine, feine Mini-Kollektion für mich zu nähen.  Step 1: I went through my tiny-winy fabric stash (just kiddin‘!) and picked three beautiful wovens for to soon-to-be-sewn skirts. I also found three matching organic knits and bindings by Nosh. My idea was a mix and match collection, easy-breezy for summer, but still a bit elegant. The blue fabrics are both from Dashwood Studios London (Paper Meadow Collection by Jilly P.). The burgundy fabric is by Anna …