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!!

The Legend of Jim Thompson

A few weeks ago I found this little bag in a second hand store that I really like and get lost in. The name tag made me buy it and it’s worth to tell the story about the man, who designed it:

The ones of you who travelled to Thailand, Bangkok: do you know the legend of Jim Thompson?  He was an American Architect, Designer and Businessman, who helped revitalise the Silk Industry in Thailand. After years in the army he went to Thailand in late 1946 to join a group of investors to buy the Oriental Hotel in Bangkok. During this time he found a deep interest in silk.

Thai Silk that was until then mostly produced in family businesses, for private use and in a small scale. Thompson helped to build up  a manufacture, the Thai Silk Company Limited and made Thai Silk world famous and precious.

Then suddenly he got missing in Malaysia’s Cameron Highlands in 1967. His body was never found and nobody had an idea why  and how he disappeared. The mystery about his disappearance is unclear until today and there are many legends around it. Maybe he got eaten by a tiger, he got lost in the highlands, was murdered or he disappeared into another life and identity.

Most likely we will never know, but if you are in Bangkok, visit his Silk Museum and the Thompson House.

More to read on Wikipedia life of Jim Thompson