Current Obsession // Hot summer freebie


[ image via – schneidernmeistern]

I have been searching for the perfect silhouette for my first attempt at dress making and I’ve found it!

The best part? This is a FREE pattern but only for the month of August!

This dress is so me! I adore simple, modern designs. Just take a look at the details:


Casual and elegant. It’s the perfect summer outfit!

I’m crushing on the designer, Monika Schmidt-Mader. She is a stay at home mama who lives in Bremen with her family.  Her style is my jam. I can see myself wearing Else as well. Another simple, ingenious modular dress. I’m definitely going for the hooded version.

I love her CRAZYLAZYWEAR mantra. It reminded me of COZYSQUISHYWOOL

Modern, reduced … casual, cozy – with the possibility to be synonymous times “schickimicki”. Inspired by the harsh climate of northern Germany. Reinterpreted favorite pieces in casual style. Just add jeans.”  


She recommends lightweight woven fabrics with drape. I have a few yards of a linen + rayon blend in my stash that I can use. I’m patiently waiting for the kids to get back to school (who else is counting down the days???) so I can give this a try. I’ve made several dresses for my daughter ages ago (toddler size) that I’d love to share with you – that is – if I can find them!


Happy sewing!

Current Obsession // NoShow Socks

La Maison Rililie-noshow socks

[image via – la maison rililie]

Every so often, I come across a design that I fall head over heels for and want to knit IMMEDIATELY. This is the case for La Maison Rililie’s No Show Socks.

I love these low-cut ankle socks! It’s a toe up, (bonus!) gusseted heel construction. I guess it’s time I learned a new heel right? For someone who has tiny feet (size 5’s people!), I average about 27g per sock. Even less if I use contrasting heels, toes and cuffs. That leaves me with approximately 46g of left over sock yarn to play with and I have lots. I see many no-show socks in my future!!!

La Maison Rililie-noshow socks3

For more info, visit La Maison Rililie’s website or Ravelry page.