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.
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 🙂
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 belt.
Recently I made some adjustments for this dress. It was ordered by my client from an Online Store in New Zealand and unfortuately it was too long and not shaped enough around the waist and hip line. I shortened the length without loosing the wonderful flowing shape and the diagonally added skirt and lace at the bottom. When sharpening the silhouette at the waist and hip, the dress was too fitted, so I had to add an invisible zipper (conseiler zip) The whole adjustment was very delicate and I had to handle the dress like a raw egg, but am very satisfied with the final outcome. My client called me a “livesaver” ♡
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!!
A new order from a client that we know already. Please see her beautiful Pixie shots. I made this outfit about a year ago among other custom made ideas and these are the newest pieces that we just finished last week. A green jersey shirt and a denim skirt with extra many loops… to have the freedom to play with ribbons, leather strings and your good old big buckle belt. What makes this order so extraordinary: Kristin has a very long back and usually all Shirts are too short, sleeves as well “+” it should be elegant and wearable with a skirt in a soft line. The skirt was supposed to have a comfy, slimming and simple A-line, long enough to cover the edge of her boots and long enough to cover the knees when sitting down.
If you will travel to Miyanmar, Thailand, India etc to do Hoolahoop Workshops and Circus, if you move to a much smaller appartment and get rid of many things that aren’t really neccessary for your daily surviving, you might think about a minimal wardrobe. So does Mediatinker Kristen and came to my atelier. What she ordered from me were remakes of her beloved tunic T-shirt dress in 5 different textiles. 2 of the jersey fabrics she found in my stock, 3 more she found in Nippori, the fabric town North of Tokyo. The pieces came out as playful as her whole character.