I just finished a cute wrap dress, made from a vintage kimono. It hooks on one side and buttons on the other ‘s inside at the waist belt. The skirt is slightly gathered under the waist to allow more flair and movement around the hip. The sleeves are kept open on the top from shoulder to hem, which gives a sharp Asian appeal to them.
I’ve worked on this skirt for the past days and found a new way to make the high waist/ hip area really precious, gorgeous and interesting. I really like the way, how the pleats and the piping technique worked together.
The high waist band has a stiff interface ironed on the inside to secure the fabric from stretching. Then I folded the belt band in small piping lines and sewed them down. The effect on the high waist band is really amazing. The irregular diagonal lines make the pattern even more playful.
We are in Vogue UK!!
My client Bunny&Hare from LA has just been selected to show her collection in Vogue UK!! I did the pattern creation and the tailoring for all pieces. It’s huge success for Bunny&Hare to be exposed in Vogue and it’s a huge success for me as a pattern maker and tailor to be part of this. We are THRILLED!
I just got this picture form my previous client. She came with her wedding dress for adjustments.
When she bought it first, it had no shape, a ridiculous heavy and long train and was too long. With only one fitting we made it just perfect for her.
She wrote that she had a wonderful day that she didn’t want to end 🙂
Thanks for the nice feedback! Her dress is also on my bridal pics here
Recently I made some adjustments for this dress. It was ordered by my client from an Online Store in New Zealand and unfortuately it was too long and not shaped enough around the waist and hip line. I shortened the length without loosing the wonderful flowing shape and the diagonally added skirt and lace at the bottom. When sharpening the silhouette at the waist and hip, the dress was too fitted, so I had to add an invisible zipper (conseiler zip) The whole adjustment was very delicate and I had to handle the dress like a raw egg, but am very satisfied with the final outcome. My client called me a “livesaver” ♡
you might have wondered, why there was no update on this blog for such a long time….
Well… things have happened!!
There were more new sewing students than ever and
from the start of this year I have been happily working on some great projects of Wedding Dresses.
In example for a german, a french and two british ladies. We did a shooting under the cherry blossoms with my good friend Martin Holtkamp and I wil create a new website soon for the service of Order-Made Wedding Dresses and Wedding Dress Adjustments.
Then by the time being I was so round 🙂
Then on May 11th, my son was born and after 4 months now, he is the cutest thing and we are all a little bit happier than we were before. Make babies, everyone! They are great!!
Then from the 1st of July I started with sewing lessons again and this guy came along. For a month he stood in Tokyo to learn sewing and to prepare for his fashion studies at Parson’s in Paris. Look what we created in this 4 weeks (he didn’t even know how to thread the sewing machine at the beginning!!)
With him, again a new group of sewing lovers came along and we make a lot of projects, such as the “Werner Bag” a skirt from African Textiles, and a Berimbau bag, used while playing Capoeira.
Then I spent time again with the girls at the German School in Tokyo for the Summer School and we did these cool shorts (the participants were only 11 and 12!)
And last but not least, one young lady was contacting me to make her bridesmaid dress for a wedding in Brazil. It had to be a certain yellow, so we went together to Nippori, bought this wonderful yellow silk and together we made up our minds to create this ensemble of a shorts, a corsage and a wrap around skirt.
Then finally I had my Summer holiday in Germany with the whole family and now we are back for a new start of the Sewing Circle!!
You are all very welcome to start stitching again with me. Hope to see you sewing soon!!
A new order from a client that we know already. Please see her beautiful Pixie shots. I made this outfit about a year ago among other custom made ideas and these are the newest pieces that we just finished last week. A green jersey shirt and a denim skirt with extra many loops… to have the freedom to play with ribbons, leather strings and your good old big buckle belt. What makes this order so extraordinary: Kristin has a very long back and usually all Shirts are too short, sleeves as well “+” it should be elegant and wearable with a skirt in a soft line. The skirt was supposed to have a comfy, slimming and simple A-line, long enough to cover the edge of her boots and long enough to cover the knees when sitting down.