I started reading German sewing blogs in an effort to keep my dormant language skills (I was an exchange student to Germany in 1986-1987) from totally evaporating. Did you know that the German makers have a great spin on the MMM tradition?
Me-Made-Mittwoch, like Me-Made-May, is all about how folks wear their self-made garments in daily life, except that it happens every week on Wednesday (or, Mittwoch!) rather than sequential days in May. It's a great way to see how sewers are wearing their creations in different seasons throughout the year!
Here are some of my favorites from this week's outfits:
|Frau H. aus E.: This dress from the Ottobre magazine is the essence of summer (and what a great fit).|
|Die Kakaohummel: Wow, this is a gorgeous dress.|
|Garderobenschau: Just discovered this blog this morning and I'm looking forward to exploring it.|
|Ommella: Such a great piece of fabric!|
|Stoff und Ton, New Look 6096|
|La Magliera's Burda Top|
|' t naaikamertje: Love the laundry room setting! This blog has a Dutch URL but is written in German?|
|Anmasi's Welt: I just love her style and the wonderful dresses she creates.|
Of course with Google Translate, we don't need language skills to enjoy sewing blogs from all over the world. I use it when I get stuck on a phrase (though of course Google Translate has almost as much trouble with some colloquialisms as I do). I love stepping slightly outside of the perspective of American culture and taste to see how dressmakers in other countries are thinking about and using their craft in everyday life!