I went to Nippori last week and again I found soo many (too many) nice textiles. I couldn’t leave this one behind. It is a Japanese cotton in black with a print of white stripes and golden dots. It happened that I changed the whole style of the pattern that I had in mind and made a cute Summer dress out of it with a lot of smock lines, down from the waist until the lover hip. The bottom is sewn to a balloon skirt! (Didn’t expect that before***)
The fabric was bought at Iwase, Nr.78 on the Nippori Map.
We got invited to aWedding this weekend and I made a very simple, but pretty dress with a jacket for my girl. The dress is an A- line cut of taffeta with a buttonline at the front, three braids on every side and an underlayer from white cotton with a lace on the hem.
The jacket is cut in a bolero style (higher than waist tailored jacket with a half rounded front)
My new student just finished her first circle skirt from Liberty Fabric. Liberty is a textile company from the UK and famous for their very fine cottons with prints in amazingly high quality.
The skirt is cut in a half circle with a beltband and a consealer zipper on the back.
Ok, you have had Hanami, took off your jackets and have put the down jackets in the oshi-ire for next year! Time to think about your Spring collection!
4 hours of sewing in the Oyamadai Atelier for ¥5000! every additional hour is ¥1000 and …. I can promise: we will get a LOT done.
So did Lucy today!
➀ create a new collar: a pity if you can wear an item anymore, because you wore it so often that the shape changes. In Lucy’s case the collar extended too much. We repaired the story with inserting a new inner collar and look what an upgrade this is
➁ We finished her skirt. Completed with waistband, all pleats, overlocked and hemmed
➂ We started her new Spring dress: creating the pattern and cutting the pieces!!!
Boys love this movie
And my little client hopefully loves his new bag set for his first class at elementary school!