New CAD Printer installed!

Hi everyone –  I have a new friend!!

He’s 45kg heavy, needed a new shelf in my atelier, is called HP Design Jet 500 and will print original sized tailoring patterns.

The perfect partner for my brand-new CAD software which helps me creating your customised patterns.

I’m set!! And happy!

I just updated to Grafis Version 12!!

Champagne for breakfast!! I just went to Hamburg, Germany and bought my new version of the CAD software Grafis, Version 12. They released this new version in April 2017 and I will be the first pattern maker, who uses this software in Japan! Of course I’m proud of that and am looking forward to serve my dear customers with even better fitting patterns and high quality tailoring services!!

 

This Was Once A Wedding Dress!!

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Once upon a time… about 5 years ago this cute dress was a long heavy wedding dress.

Sabine, who kept it and even brought it with her to Tokyo, wanted to change it for a long time.

Now the situation was perfect: Her sister got married and she needed a dress! Having two little boys, who are wild, she didn’t wanted to spend a huge amount on a new gown, so she asked me to change her wedding dress for her. Of course, it couldn’t stay white!! 100% polyester made it at first difficult to think about a colouring it, so we considered different fabric on top of the original material. But luckily there is now a fabric colour exclusive for polyesters! So I shortened it, adjusted the zipper at the back and coloured the dress. Look how nice this outcome is! The pearls aren’t the original ones, she brought me this necklace and I used it to decorate the front. A perfect match to style up this cute outfit.

 

Tziporah Salamon in Tokyo

The Art of Dressing is something that many want to understand. One lady is definitely a master of it! Born in 1950, Tziporah is a New York based style icon.

She never leaves the house unless she is fully dressed. And by fully dressed, she means a multi-piece, multi-layered outfit with matching hat, scarf, shoes, earrings, purse, gloves, glasses and other accessories that may take her years to put together.

I went to her Seminar yesterday, presented by Mary Fidler and it was a feast for the eyes. The arrangements of colour, fabrics, her sense of matching the craziest pieces that she found in hidden places is amazing.

If I will copy her style ?? Maybe not… She said at one point: “It took me seven years to put together one outfit, because I couldn’t find the right earrings for it. I wouldn’t wear it until I found the earrings.” I guess, if I would copy that style, I’d end up to walk to our kindergarten in pyjamas… But I definitely got inspired by her and am willing to be more experimental again.

There’s too much boredom in my closet since I have kids. And this was never the case while being a fashion student. I really want to style up again. Follow me mums!!!

http://www.tziporahsalamon.com

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Top Less

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Is your skirt too long and too tight? No worries:  make it “topless” and wear it again!

This is exactly what happened to this skirt: a client came with it and she couldn’t use it. The length was not in fashion anymore and it was just getting too tight around the waist.  So we cut off the top, made the length fitting and adjusted a new waistline. The only hard thing was to replace the zipper at the back and close down the slit…. But as you see: almost everything can be done 🙂

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 🙂

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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!!

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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.

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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

*m

 

Little Summer Combo

Hello again….

wooops, let’s say I was really busy this Summer (with a lot of fun stuff… outside of the atelier actually 🙂 that I didn’t really update this blog so much. But better now than never, I’ll show you the results of my own and my students works over the next days. Stay tuned 😉

This is a little Summer Combo for a baby to come. It’s was at the moment of the making still in the cell proliferation, so we hope it will be a girl !!

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