Glimpses of My New Sewing Space & WIP

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I still have a hard time getting used to Servus and Grüß Gott, which is ‘hello’ here in Bavaria. Even for me as a German, this is pretty strange.

Soo, where have I been? (What are my excuses??)
Well, as you know (or might not know), I’ve moved from London to Germany this summer and it took a while to find a new city and perfect place to stay in. I’ve been in Berlin before (and loved it) but work send us down south this time and we’ve settled for no less than Munich, Bavaria. It’s super different from Londontown but we’re getting used to it (which is much easier than it was getting used to London, tbh).

Anyhow, my main excuse for taking a couple of weeks off is basically having no Wifi. It takes about four weeks until your Wifi connection is fully set up, which is horrifically normal here. I had no idea!

It’s surprising how helpless and cut-off you feel without Wifi. I am ashamed! I got used to it pretty quickly, though – because you don’t really have a choice. I’ve never read so many books in such a short amount of time! And I had plenty of time to unpack and settle in.

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Finally, after weeks and weeks of having all my sewing and craft stuff boxed up somewhere in a storage unit, I can surround myself again with my creative mess. It feels soo good!

I couldn’t blog without Wifi, so I got right into the messy sewing bit before taking pictures of my new, tidy sewing space. I thought about tidying it up for the pictures, but then I thought, That’s not what sewing spaces usually look like! So I took a couple of sneaky snaps including all the messy corners. For now it’s just glimpses, but I’ll share some more pics with you next time.

Compared to London our flat doubled in size and we have loads of nice corners and backdrops for blog pics. This wasn’t my main criteria when we went flat hunting, but it’s an asset for sure!

My sewing “room” is set up in an open space which connects to our hallway and kitchen and it’s super bright and airy with big windows and enough room for all my supplies. Compared to sewing at the kitchen table (which stood in the reception due to lack of space) as before, this is a dream come true.

Working is so much easier, faster and more efficient. I feel inspired and can’t wait to sew all the things that I have in mind!

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Since moving in I’ve been working on a couple of things. To ease back in I chose a cowl neck top (pattern by Sew Over It), which I’ll show you next time. The pattern is great, so I made a second version as a dress. Right now I am working on a project for White Tree Fabrics, which I can’t wait to share with you! I still have to figure out some fit issues first, though.

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It feels good to be back! Right now I’m still catching up on emails and blog posts – sorry if I haven’t replied to any of your comments!



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Behind The Scenes In Pictures #1

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Speaking of buttons, I spend my saturday evening sorting vintage buttons! I got two very large boxes of buttons from my grandma and a friend of hers. These included a lot of very cool vintage buttons, metallic, leather, mother of pearl and also a whole lot of 1960’s/1970’s plastic buttons. Woot, woot!Behind the scenes by

Back to Burda for a little while! An almost finished dress (I still have to add buttons and buttonholes). And I will have to sew a slip dress for underneath. I love stripes!

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I went fabric shopping with two of my sewing friends last week. I love the white jersey with the golden feathers print. I also bought matching ligth grey lining for the cream-colourd georgette with light grey dots. Summer dress with Peter Pan collar, maybe?

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Getting used to working with some independent patterns lately. The pinstripe jersey was also a bargain found at Goldhawk Road last week, only £1.50 pm. Here see you my Lady Skater dress planning – I finished the dress yesterday and went out to eat pasta and apple crumble with Mr Thisblogisnotforyou.

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On our way back home we came by a pop-up vintage sale where I bought two absolutely adorable vintage compact mirrors, probably from the 1950’s. One seems to be a souvenir from Paris, the other one is from an English company, Kigu.Behind the scenes by thisblogisnotforyou.comBehind the scenes by thisblogisnotforyou.comBehind the scenes by thisblogisnotforyou.comBehind the scenes by thisblogisnotforyou.comBehind the scenes by

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I always obsessing about something. At the moment it is Gabrielle Chanel and how she revolutionised fashion. I want to sew a Chanel-style jacket this year, just haven’t found the right fabric yet.

What have you been up to?

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Crafty Fox Market & my October WIPs

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Hi everyone!

Yes, I’m still alive. And yes, I’m still busy and need to figure out my new work schedule, sewing and blogging balance. To prove to you that I’m still working hard on my 27 Dresses Challenge, I even took some pics of my Work In Progress *spoiler alert*!

But first of all I wanted to share some of the stuff I admired (and bought) at the Crafty Fox Market in Brixton last Sunday. Daniela from Ela Sews And Doesn’t Sleep invited me to come with her, which was super sweet and if she hadn’t asked me I wouldn’t have known about the Crafty Fox Market in the first place. The location was absolutely wonderful, but I forgot to take pictures.

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One of my absolute favourite traders was Kayleigh O’Mara, who sold (next to other things) super cute shrink plastic brooches. After standing in front of the brooches for almost 15 minutes I HAD to buy some. I picked a super cute polar bear and a badger (see pic above).

The polar bear now found its place on my new beanie and I love it!

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And yes! You guessed right – my order of shrink plastic arrived this morning! Let’s make some fun jewelry this autumn.

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One of the other traders, Forgotten Stitches, sold beautiful vintage-looking dolls. Aww! Unfortunately way out of my budget, but you can check them out here.

By the way, the Crafty Fox Autumn market exhibitors have been selected by guest curators, one of them being Tilly Walnes (you know her from Tilly and the Buttons).

Other traders I absolutely loved (actually I loved all of them, but these are the very best):


Jimbo Art had super cute and fun designs – plates, cups and art prints.

Ladybird Likes sold these cute pug and owl collar clips (amongst other things).

For a list of all traders, check out the Crafty Fox website. It’s absolutely worth it! Most of them have web or etsy shops, your chance to get your share of handmade froufrou if you missed the market last weekend!

Now, to prove to you that I’m not just hanging around being lazy and taking a break from blogging, here’s the chance to sneak a peek at my WIPs!

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Currently I’m finishing a jacket, working on a dress and refashioning a skirt. Oh, and I started knitting a scarf. You can try and guess what is what in the pictures above. 🙂


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