Online friendships are probably the best things that happend to me due to my blog. There are so many people around the world that I would definitely call my friends and that I hope to meet at one day. I feel connected to them, I appreciate their style, humour, writing, I love their pics, want to get to know their kids, etc. It’s strange, but so wonderful.
My daughter is seven years old. She’ll soon be too cool for some of the sweet patterns out there. When Twig + Tale (former Big Little Patterns) released their Wild Things Coat last year, I was totally enchanted and planned to sew one this fall. However, oftentimes life is too busy and I don’t get to follow along with my sewing plans. Luckily, Lisa and Miranda invited me to the Twig + Tale welcome blog tour (i.e. rebranding). I didn’t even have to look at the other patterns, but knew right away that this was the perfect opportunity to sew a jacket for my girl.
Hmm, I’m almost sad. A whole week of sewing inspiration comes to an end. My international friends have sewn so many wonderful garments for themselves and their kids. I’m still absolutely stunned. But it’s not yet time to be sad. You still have the chance to get some these wonderful patterns while they are discounted, so check out my last inspiration post and then get your favorite patterns. I’m sure you’ll be amazed by today’s sewing goodness!
My last, but one post for the Näh-Connection Shop Opening. (Later today I’ll show you what my international friends made and showed during the last days). The Alma Raglan Dress has been on my To Sew List for quite some time. I love how cozy and comfy a dress made from sweatshirt fabric is. This tour gave me the last push that I needed. Luckily I had the perfect fabric at home to sew a new fave dress for my daughter. The whales by my friend Fredi form Seemannsgarn are just so cute. My daughter (and I) are in love.
Today I want to just quickly summarize the Elses that I’ve sewn so far. I didn’t get around to sew one for this week, but will probably sew one more rather soon as I found THE perfect fabric for another hooded Else at the lille.stoff.festival (a huge – 800 people – sewing meet up organised by the lillestoff company). Anyways, as I have showed you the Bethioua by Elle Puls and the Undies Boys by erbsenprinzessin and will show you Alma by Heid näht tomorrow. It just doesn’t feel fair to not show you something by schneidernmeistern. The Else is one of my most used selfish sewing patterns and I think a round-up is a good way of showing my love for this pattern.
As much as I would have liked to sew every pattern of the 17 translated patterns that are now available in my shop, I knew of course that that’s impossible. Instead I decided to go for a mix: One garment each for my son, my daughter and me. And of course I had to jump on the underwear bandwagon like several of my #naehconnectionambassadors. My son just potty-trained this summer and while we have some undies for him, they are never enough as we still have some „accidents“.
Thank you all so much for your wonderful response to the new, english Näh-Connection Shop. I’m so happy to read your comments, to hear that you are excited about this and, of course, about your orders 😉 Yesterday and today the Shop Opening went on and, OMG, there are some seriously amazing clothes and pictures! Come on, let’s have a look!
I’m in love! In fact I’ve been in love ever since I saw the first examples of the Bethioua pattern shortly after it’s release in Germany last year. Such a PERFECT pattern, such a cool design. I mean look at that cool yoke in the back, which is part of the sleeve. Who doesn’t love details like this in a tee? In my shop you can now buy the english version of this pattern, so let me show you a bit more of the tee.
Do you like to try out fresh and new patterns? Do you love to explore new cultures, get new ideas and be inspired by people from all around the world? Then this is just for you. During the last months, I’ve been hard at work to get my pattern shop running. It’s more than a year now that I sell english patterns translated to german in my “german” shop. It definitely was time to finally do something nice for my english-speaking friends and followers. I’m really extremly happy to finally be able to offer german patterns translated to english in my “english” shop. 17 patterns from 4 amazing german designers are waiting for you. Whether you love to sew for yourself or your kids, you’ll definitely find something nice and I even have some amazing coupon codes for you! Come on, let me show you the different patterns: