Life of Johanna

Sewing bits May

Spring is in the air in Sweden and I finally feel that coveted burst of energy that comes with the sun and (sometimes) warmer weather. Lots of things are going on currently, and here comes a little round-up of the current state here at Last Stitch.


I’ve done a gallery page where you can see all my makes in an easy manner. This was a suggestion from a co-worker and luckily it was a pretty easy thing to make in my WordPress theme. You’ll find it in the header menu under Categories/My Makes where I also have other often searched categories. 

I’ve also added a new podcast to my Big list of sewing podcasts: It’s Crafty Planner which features interview with people from various creative pursuits, including garment sewing. The theme for May is actually clothes sewing, so if you haven’t now is definitely the time to check that podcast out.

I’m participating in Me-Made-May and am posting (near) daily outfit photos on my Instagram account. If you want to see my looks in another setting than my trademark white wall (heh!), then check that out.

And finally, a little sneak peak of my progress on my stash busting spring wardrobe. I finished my Burdastyle silk/cotton blouse and am currently working on the Knip Mode cardigan. I went really slow with the blouse, because the fabric is a little tricky to sew and I wanted to add a lot of detailing as usual. I think my quest to improve my sewing skills with deliberate practice  is finally paying off. Especially the finishing has seen a lot of improvement. Still ways to go, but I love the feeling of seeing my skill set growing.


  • PsychicSewerKathleen
    May 11, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    I just signed up for the Crafty Planner too – love this podcast (among a few others) but I forgot to go back to her page to check on a few links she said she would have up on her site so you’ve reminded me to do just that 🙂 I always enjoy seeing what you’re sewing Johanna – your blouse with that piping is perfection!

    • Johanna
      May 12, 2017 at 8:35 am

      Thank you! I’m happy with the result too, just wish the fabric was less wrinkle proone. But I bought it online so it was hard to tell from the photo!

  • Sandi/Crafty Planner
    May 12, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    Thank you for adding my podcast to your big list! I’m really excited to produce the garment sewing series and love your makes!

    • Johanna
      May 14, 2017 at 6:39 pm

      You’re welcome! Always happy to spread the word. I first discovered you through the Lisa Congdon interview, but it took me a while to see that you also interviews sewists regularly. Keep up the good work!


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