Long Time No See – Worth Reading!!!

Dear All….

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!!

Nice wishes



The Perfect Board Shorts

One of my clients wanted to create his perfect board shorts and ordered three different styles from me. We developed his perfect pattern and I sewed the three styles as samples. His plan is to commercialize the shorts and sell them as his personal swim wear line.


The first style are shorts with pockets inserted in the side seamBordshorts-3

The second style is a shirts with fine tucks in the frontBordshorts-2

And the third style are shorts with a rounded hemline that continues all he way to the waist.Bordshorts-Detail

All styles have a zipper, a snap and a string to adjust the waist width.


Men’s Trousers

Following this blog, you might have seen the Swiss Army pants that I re-made for my husband. I love to stich around his legs -haha… and voilà here is another pair

Not that you think, I have two… one is the front and one the back picture *

The pants are made of checked cotton. Pockets, flaps and the details on the back are black denim.

It looks like there were many working hours spent, and that’s right! Making the pattern, cutting all the pieces and sewing it exactly as he liked too forever.  But the result is a perfectly fitting pair of pants. Don’t be disheartened ***

A Costume Waistcoat

Do you kow Tokyo International Players?

It’s an internationally mixed group of people, who play theater in Japan, in English, on a volunteer base! I haven’t known about them (shame on me), but it seems that they have many many fans. The next performance is “The Wizard of the OZ” and it will be shown in Mid May. Costume designer Suzy needed some help and now I’m tailoring the waistcoat for the Wizard! The cut is done*

Swiss Army Pants

Those of my students, who came to my house for a sewing lesson, have met my husband! He is a freelance graphic designer, the hand behind the Sewing Circle Logo, and many more amazing designs (such as the Nepia Hana Serebu Tissue Box design! If anyone needs graphics, designs and great ideas, just let us know *_* ). To live together with a sewing wife isn’t easy all the time! He has to be careful, not to step in needles and can’t get rid of all the threads that are flying around… Well, for the Winter I thought I do something good and finished really nice and warm pants in a swiss army style. They are made of grey loden… nothing for the washing machine, but kind of selfcleaning!