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I am a taylor of female and male clothes and working at the greatest place you could ever imagine for costumes- a theatre :) when I’m sewing something I gonna show you right here the result!

Dress for Lu

As I posted weeks ago, I made something for my dear friend Lu. I made her a dress from her favorite fabric, I also have this one, but in another way ;) Maybe you remember… I also had a shooting with it with another friend who is also called Lou ;) Lu made a beautiful post about it on her blog, thank you honey for this great post!!! The photos are gorgeous!!! She made a perfect outfit in my opinion! She wore the red roses dress with a green cardigan, red tights, white shoes and a green bag! You have to see it!

Here you go for Lu’s post about it:

http://luloveshandmade.blogspot.de/

And following photos she (or more her boyfriend) shot. I just love the setting and the light and everything!!!

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Remake your Grandmas Tischdecke

Is there something more beautiful than having unique clothes no one, really no one else has got? I really like the idea, maybe that is one of the reasons I became a dress maker :)

(with swallows)

Following I wanna show you a very easy tutorial, I actually found in the Sewing Calender 2011. It is such a cool idea to recycle old table-cloth, it is creative and, if it is a very old table-cloth with maybe some coffeespots on it, very unique :)
(I had to applicate something on the skirt because there has been a big hole unfortunately)

We also live in a time, in which we have to think about our environment and our recources… If we begin to recycle the smallest things, even clothes, we can save our nature enormously. Wasting paper, water and clothes isn’t at good at all… But if you really want to throw away your old or out- of- fashion pants maybe give it washed(!!!) to a kindergarden (they can craft with them), to a theater (they always need old stuff) or to a public utility collection.


(this tablecloth was very special: it was made in 1982 (stitched on it) and everybody participating to work at this tablecloth stitched his(and yes, there have been some boys) or her name on it!)

I’ve already made 3 of the table-cloth skirts, 2 covers I took from my fathers mother and the last one my father gave it to me after clearing an old flat.

Depending on where you wanna wear the skirt (on your hips or on your waist) you have to measure your hips or your waist.

Fold the cloth in the middle and figure out the middle of straight line, mark it.

Now take the measurement of your hips/waist divide it through 4. This is the length you are measuring to both sides of your straight line and orthogonal to the middle. Now draw a half circle and cut it out.

Debaste the circle line and lay it over with 1 cm, sew kind of a tunnel and leave a  length of 4 cm open!

Now you have to take a narrow rubber 5 cm less than your hips/waist, take a saftey pin, fix the rubber and push it through the tunnel, if you are through the tunnel, sew the ends together and close the opening of your tunnel.

Finish :)

This is my favorite!!! It’s so colourful and with so many flowers :)

Both handbands I made after the very great tutorial by Jenny from wolkengleich. I love these turban-like headbands and I want to knit a scarf with this technique that soon :)

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Making Of: The Coat #1

This weekend I have been so productive I am really proud of myself :) Besides baking, going to the theatre, painting almost every wooden thing in my room white (I will show in another post), practicing singing and guitar playing I made my coat ready for the first fitting!

This is sort of a diary, while I am making my coat, I am planning since almost 1 year! I’m having it on my mind since I found the 2 perfect fabrics for it in a fabric store in Mainz-Kastel :)

The 1st main-fabric is a dark blue wool and cashmere mixture. The 2nd is a bright red one, also wool. Still I am working on how it will look like in the end, this is a working out in progress ;)

But this is my “main” scetch for the coat… It has got a box pleat in the middle of the back (in red) and a biiiig hood :) I love hoods and don’t have any coats, where there is one added. I still have no ideas about the pockets or how the sleeves will finally look like but who cares?

and yes, I can’t draw that very well :P

My dear college made me the cut, she is pretty good at it, since I tried it on for the first time, it seems like, it is fitting… Tomorrow will be the first fitting with her, she is helping me setting out the alterations.

The Diary:

somewhen in january: fixing the fabric with vlieseline

02/06/2012: cutting the first parts of the outer fabric (blue)

02/07/2012: finish cutting outer fabric

09/02/2012: cutting linning & marking the seams

02/10/2012, 7 pm: begging to sew for 1st fitting

02/10/2012, 8.30 pm: ironing

02/10/2012, 9:15 pm: first fitting for myself

02/10/2012, 9:20 pm: sewing sleeves

02/10/2012, 9:45 pm: finish sleeves-> setting them into coat

and here I am:

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