Once year is Halloween, a little to less for a mum, who likes to make costumes…
This year my daughter turned into a little witch and her brother was her assistant. Not bad to be a magician with 1,5 years 🙂
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!!
We spent our weekend in Gifu and I made these set of three dresses for the set of three girls**
They are made of Nani Iro gauze and the cut is so airy that they are perfect for hot Summer evenings.
Little girls need the perfect clothing for great adventures. Luckily we have a sewing granny! She made the two blue seaters and the red-blue striped one. I made the first sample from the blue-white fabric. We used a heavy weight knit and for the collars and hems a jersey or silk-wool. Those pull-overs are really practical for windy days or during the rainy season.
Waaa~ perfect! Waking up genki and having a wonderful day ahead. Nice pyjamas helping for a good night.
I chose fine cotton for the pyjamas and cotton gauze for the night dress.
Please also view the previous blog Sleep Well! for Japanese style kids pyjamas
Last year already, I made these puppets for the company World Family K.K.
They have Schools and they produce shows, videos, an internet TV program and more to teach English to Kids in Japan and other Asian countries.
I was really blessed and happy to create 11 puppets that they wanted to use for their Internet TV. For the program “Sock Stories” vol1. I made Rapunzel the Prince and the Witch, for Vol 2 I made Little Red Riding Hood, the Grandma, the Woodsman and the Wolf-Boot and for vol 3. Goldie Locks and the Three Gloves. Unfotunately Worldfamily runs a membership and I can’t show you the movies on here (only if you e-mail me personally on request I can send you the links), but I wanted to share the cute puppets with you 🙂 For the puppet costumes and the quilted futon for Goldie Locks I have had a great help from my mother in law, who stitched and gave her hand for the picture!! Many thanks to her 🙂
Sock Stories Vol 1: Rapunzel
Sock Stories Vol.2 : Little Red Riding Hood
And Sock Stories Vol 3. : Goldie Locks and the Three Gloves
Last Winter (sorry this post is late 🙂 I made several costumes for the company World Family K.K.
For their Christmas Show I made the Tree and the Snowman. Look how cute they are! The artdirection of the director was great!
We just had another nice Sewing Club lesson at the Tokyo International School!
Once a week I am teaching kids of 3rd and 4th grade to sew. Either with the machine or per hand. I’ll upload some of their cute projects soon!!
(Sewing Classes are in English, German and/or Japanese)