A First Milestone: The Cute Skirt

Look at this amazing Summer Skirt! Meryl started her sewing lessons with the Basic Course and had no idea to run the machine or understand all functions. We did the very first Beginner Lesson together to work on the machine smoothly. Then we adjusted the skirt pattern, cut the linen and  she learned to sew…

The New Skirt

For everyone, who is interested in the Basic Course: here is what can be done! My new sewing student Reginna just finished her first skirt. It is a pencil line, with a simple slit and a concealer zipper at the back. Really cute, a perfect fit and she’s ready for nice walks in Tokyo’s Autumn.

Full – Circle – Skirt

Lizzy just made this really nice full circle skirt. We used her African fabric in “bias cut” and got this great effect of the big heavy drape. Don’t miss to watch her site at Mpenzi Designs

Veni Vidi Vici

She came, had a look and made it… faster than the wind! This lady is only 14 and is sewing since the start of this Summer. After two colled dresses that she made already, this is her 3rd project: a school girl’s uniform inspired skirt. It fits perfectly, with a side zipper, hook and waist…

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,…

No Sleeve Blouse

This is the “second” project of my new student Rica. The first was a skirt, rather simple, but for the second one she gor brave right away!! We copied the pattern from one of her owned blouses and look at the result: super nice and convenient for the last Summer and first Autum days.

Ready for Italian Delights

I have a new student and her origin is in Italy. She loves cooking… I love eating! Her first project was this apron and now I can’t wait for the invite to see her cooking all these Italian delights!

The Sewing Club at DSTY Summerschool 2014

The DSTY is the German School in Tokyo Yokohama and for the 4th year I have been teaching a fashion and sewing course for girls now! It was great fun again and the girls have proven real talent on the machines. The theme for this year’s Summerschool was “Circus” and everyone created a bag for…

A light Summer Quilt

If you have trillions of old clothes that you don’ want to throw away, you could try to recycle them to a quilt. It’s not so easy and needs lots of talent and patience, but both of them had my sewing student Julie. She cut off trousers, pyjamas, shirts and other left overs and arranged…

Live in the Sunshine, Swim the Sea, Drink the Wild Air

… there is a couple of girls, who live exactly this ↑ . They just had their first exhibition of handmade items at Yokohama Marche … by far the most colorful booth in the whole fair. This is one of their new beachbags… for more, visit their website! caminoiris.wordpress.com