T-Shirts for Paralympic Table Tennis Athletes

Can’t begin to thank you enough for your assistance with our tailoring needs. The speed at which you responded and were able to turn it all around was just amazing!! Customer service of the highest standards 😊

Natasha Welsh Games Delivery Coordinator Paralympic Team Australia

I was really thrilled to get the opportunity to tailor for the Australian Paralympic Team. And am really happy that they had all the trust in me to hand over such a precious project !!

Von Einem in the match with Peter Palos
Nathan Pellissier in the match with Aaron McKibbin.

I hope they both make it to Paris in 2024 😉

In 2018 when we met the first time, the Team Coordinators had planned a much bigger tailoring job with me: I was supposed to be 1. at the training camp in Kobe and 2. in the Olympic Village to check and alter the uniforms for all athletes. Though, due to COVID19 and the postponed games, they could ask me to be on stand by, only.

Suddenly this urgent order came in to size down 4 T-shirts for the Table Tennis Athletes Samuel Philip von Einem and Nathan Pellisier.

Nathan Pellissier unfortunately lost his two games in the preliminaries.

Sam von Einem won an amazing SILVER MEDAL in the game with Peter Palos from Hungary.

Samuel Phillip von Einem and his Silver Medal

Happy Valentine!

Happy Valentine, everyone! Hug your partners, your family and your kids…. this is the day for it.

And in case you’re in the mood to make some cool border shirts like ours, have a look at my little step by step photo guide. The patterns are  available here


Step 1) When folding the  fabric, make sure that the stripes match up perfectly.  

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2) When matching the pattern pieces, make sure that you match up the bottom hemline.



 

 

Step 3) When you pin the fabric pieces together, take your time and match the stripes.

 

 

 

 

 

When stripes are matching, the whole shirt looks way better and proves that you have put all your effort in it.

 

 

 

 

 

I recommend to use the overlock machine to sew this knit fabric. But border knits are usually not too stretchy. So you can also use the normal 3mm straight stitch of your sewing machine.

 

 

 

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One Stay at Home Activity : Re-Think your Wardrobe

Hi All,

Japan and especially Tokyo has called out the state of emergency for the cold Winter months and we are all asked to stay at home as much as possible.

Why don’t you use this time and make a little journey through your wardrobe?

I’ve  collected some tipps  to re-think and re-organise, get new inspiration and enjoy the journey through your closet. The next Spring is coming for sure and I hope to see many people again in a safe, vibrant and genki city!!

1.)Plan your wardrobe ahead of the season!

Designers and Fashion companies around the globe do the same: they plan their collections AHEAD of the season. I’m often late myself….when the first really hot days in May come along, I’m still in my warming long sleeves, and when it get’s colder in October I still have my short trousers on…. So, to avoid that: prepare some pieces washed, hanging and ready in your closet, before the weather and temperature flip. Find matching skirts and trousers, scarves, accessories.  Make a little fashion show at home! Arrange your outfits on a hanger, on the floor or bed and make a picture. No kidding: it’s really helpful and you might come up with completely new ideas!  Important to start your wardrobe journey: FIRST select those garments that fit you well and those that excuse the Christmas cookies or ice creams and hide an extra pound on your hips. The most important is that you feel great in the moment when you jump into a new season.

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The Brand New Printing Service!!

I’m printing A0 patterns !

Many of you are ordering their sewing patterns online as PDF patterns, right? You receive the PDF, print out A4 papers and spend quite an annoying time to stick your pattern together, right? Don’t waist your time any longer 🙂

You are welcome to send me your PDF and I will print your pattern on the large format of A0 size.

I charge ¥1000 per A0 page  (+tax) plus an extra fee for shipping and handling for each package.

Please use the CONTACT FORM and get in touch for detailed information

Nice wishes and a Merry Christmas time, everybody!!

10 Years Anniversary

Hi All,

10 years ago in December 2010 I started to teach my first sewing classes, tailored the first made-to measure garments and wedding dresses. Over the decade I enlarged the service to professional CAD pattern-making for fashion brands and individuals.

10 years of awesome customers from 60 nations (!), thousands of lessons and creative ideas, millions of stitches.

Thanks to all of you!

Awesome Autumn

This is a collection that I did for Alex Morrow from Turquoise Port.

Alex ordered some trousers, dresses and skirt from me and we enjoyed the process of developing exquisite garments that fit her style.

The 753 Festival – We did it!

As many of you know, the 753 festival has much importance in Japan.

Girls have their celebration with 3 and 7 and boys have their celebration with 5.

This November it was time for my son to dress up in his kimono and we all joined in, with the amazing help of my mum in law, who organised the kimonos, zori and obis from her family and her girlfriends 🙂  She is such a star! For weeks she discussed with her sister and her girlfriends which kimonos, obis and zori  are best for us. I’m sure there were several ladies over 70 involved in the preparations for these pictures !!!

The 60th Nation has Walked In!!

As many of you know: I keep a list of all the nations of my customers. Just for fun and to understand, how many people from all over the world come to my atelier to work with me.

Until today, all sewing students & customers, who I’ve been working with came from 59 countries. It was the state since March 2020 an amazing number for me, but today happened the long-awaited: a young woman from Pakistan came to have some trousers re-made. She’s the very first Pakistani customer and therefore my 60th nation that I work with 🙂  I feel flourished today. I  love my atelier.  I love my job and I’m so amazingly happy that all of you -my sewing students & customers- came and come and show me so much trust to work on your pieces and participate in my classes!! THANKS to ALL of YOU!!