Blog Hop

Last week SarahLiz from SarahLizSewStyle nominated me for the Blog Hop. This really took me by surprise. First, I did not know SarahLiz before (check out her blog, she has really ambitious sewing goals), and secondly, I never thought that somebody would nominate me. But I am more than scared happy to accept this challenge.

Why do I write:

I have read sewing blogs for about two years when I started thinking about having my own blog. I have learned so much reading those blogs, and I wanted to be part of this amazing sewing community. I spent a few months debating with myself if I really should start this adventure. One question was in which language the blog should be. I wanted to reach many (possible) readers, but was not sure if my English is good enough. I am  was not sure if my writing would be good enough as I am not a person for many words and rather introvert. Eventually I just started. And it was much more work than I had anticipated.

With this blog I want to create my own little space in the internet. I hope that it helps me to keep track of my sewing projects and improve my skills. And if somebody may learn something I would be more than happy.

What am I working on now?

I have started with the Style Arc Sissy blouse. The fabric is a lightweight cotton. I debated with myself for a few days how to sew this, what kind of seams, marking seamlines or not…Mel from poppykettle reminded me of one of my aims in her comments of her last blogpost: “my sewing ethos-everyday clothes sewn beautifully“. I immediately cut off the seam allowances of the paper pattern and am now thread tracing. This means it will take some time until you may read the next post. But I feel much more happy with this approach.

How does my blog differ from other sewing blogs?

I haven’t thought about this. And do not try to be different. I just try to be me. I think every blog is different because of the person behind the blog. Everybody has his own personal style and that makes every blog special.

How does my writing process work?

I am still trying to find my style. Usually, when I finish a project, I clear my sewing space and start writing the blog post. Sometimes I have already taken the pictures, sometimes I take them now. After hitting the “publish” button, I remember all the things I wanted to write about and have forgotten. For my last post I have tried to establish a structure and took some notes during sewing. This worked quite well for me, so I tink I will keep this method.

And now for the fun part:

I nominate Amy from The Little Tailoress. Her posts are always eye candy for me.

And I would like to take the opportunity to let the Blog Hop hop to the German speaking blogosphere and nominate Trousse de Couture. She does not only sew beautiful garments, but also amazing historical costumes. Even if you do not understand German you should have a look at her blog.

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4 Responses to Blog Hop

  1. Sharon says:

    Lovely to meet you, I came here from Sarah Liz’s blog. Your next garment sounds divine and I look forward to seeing it.

    • Hi Sharon,
      Welcome to my blog. I remember you from The Free Pattern Marfy sew along At A challenging sew. You made a realy nice blouse. I have nearly finished the thread tracing. Cannot wait to baste this together.

  2. Sarah Liz says:

    It’s so nice finding out more about you – I think quite a few sewers are introverts – I think it is necessary, because it is a quite, focused, solitary activity – just what we introverts like – along with quiet reflective time – I think a blog space is good for that as well. I’m looking forward to seeing your next garment when it is finished.

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