Hey! I made a zip-up hoodie for my handsome husband for Christmas!

Ziggi hoodie - frivolous at last

This is the Ziggi Hoodie by Wardrobe by Me. I used a fleece knit I bought for about 3 euros per meter at the Turkish Market in Berlin last spring.

Ziggi hoodie - frivolous at last

Dave wore it to work and told his mates I made it for him. One of the reactions was, “How do you even MAKE a hoodie???” Which, I’m sure you know if you sew your clothes, isn’t an unusual reaction for someone to have when you told them you made what you’re wearing. It’s kind of a way of expressing appreciation for your sewing talent. But it got me thinking…where do people *think* clothes come from? It’s like not realizing the meat you buy in plastic trays at the grocery store came from a real animal. Clothes are made by human hands — without exception, as far as I know. Some real human being stitches up each and every garment. I guess since garment... [read more]