Rum has a hat

I thought about how to use the leftover-fabrics from the t-shirts in my collection and one of my ideas was to make hats like this. ;) I think they are kind of cute, even though it feels really weird sewing warm hats in summer.


happy birthday to me


so somehow all my projects keep me from blogging the way I want to. I hope I will get back to something more normal soon. Nonetheless its my birthday today, which I am telling you, so you all can send some presents my way. ;)

 Lately I am feeling a little blue, which might be stress. But it makes things even more difficult. but lets remember the good things that happened last year:

I moved to Berlin and got my very own sewing studio,  I had my first students (not as many as I hoped, but still…) and I started the classes for my master craftsman in tailoring and sewing. By the way: I passed the exams for the first class I took in may and june! I also opened my spoonflower shop and sewed my first clothes with my own prints!

Lets hope for lots of good things next year!

keep sewing and smiling

your TailorFairy

t-shirt evolution


sometimes you just hit wall after wall. do you know that feeling? After I finally had time to sew again, I needed to find press fasteners that work with jersey. When I finally found them I didn’t have the right colors, so I had to order some more and wait for the next package to arrive. And then it got so hot outside that it was only possible to work a few hours in the morning….

IMG_0417well but all those struggles turned into 3 test-t-shirts, getting better with each version, and my first final t-shirt version in a smaller size (that one Rum is wearing).20140722_113823

So I am hoping for nice but not to hot weather for next week, so I can get some more work in before I have another class for my master craftsman in august (dont worry, this one is only 3 weeks).

I hope you are all enjoying the summer or winter, depending where you live!

keep sewing and smiling

your TailorFairy

fabric dyeing adventures: beige


my light brown or beige  turned out to look nice in general:


but sadly it turned out very spotted:

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fabric dyeing adventures: light brown and golden yellow


I am doing a little at home vacation at the moment. I totally underestimated how much that class was stressful for me. So after a few days I am slowly coming back to my normal “lazy is boring” attitude ;) Well I am not just lazy: I am dyeing fabric… or let the washing machine dye it. Here are my latest colors:

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I don’t know why this one fabric looks so different from the others…

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I really like this yellow

keep sewing and smiling

your TailorFairy

adventures of fabric dyeing: turquoise (well kind of)

well its not the color I was aiming for, but its still a nice fit with the turquoise blue


by the way, my second collection of prints is now online at spoonflower


adventures in fabric dyeing: light blue

I’ld say this one is a success!


I will try a turquoise-blue next…




yesterday my 500th follower signed up. I am so grateful and flattered! I appreciate everyone single one of you way more then I can say. Thank you for supporting me this way! 

I am having so much fun blogging about my love for sewing and I am so glad all of you 500 think my posts and thoughts are interesting, helpful and worth your time.

Thank you!


keep sewing and smiling

your TailorFairy



thank you all for your patience! I finished my first class for my master craftsman, I had my exams last friday, and hope I passed. ;) Anyhow after a lazy weekend (I really needed one of those) I got back to the sewing machine! yay! I missed it! Here is my work-in-progress and a sneak peak at my made-to-order-collection. I am still working on the patterns for at the moment.IMG_0391 IMG_0392 IMG_0393

the collar is white because its still wrong side out ;)

well I cant wait to get back to my regular blogging.

keep sewing and smiling

your TailorFairy

organizing sewing supplies: zippers


I hope you are all doing well and missing my posts ;) (2 more weeks and I am back to semi-normal for a month). Anyhow this is how I organize my zippers:

IMG_0382they are in the top box on the left

DSCF6330 I write on my boxes what is in them, if I have more then one box that look the same

DSCF6331 the insideDSCF6332 I order the zippers by kind: in the top are the normal zippers, the lonely turquoise one is my last invisible zipper I have at the moment, in the small box are the bigger zippers, you can split, for jackets, and I also use them for bags.

DSCF6333 I also have my safety pins in that box

DSCF6334 DSCF6335 and some other things

Well I hope this was helpful for you, I will try not to let you wait so long for my next part of my organizing series!

keep sewing and smiling

your TailorFairy

what I have been up to…


long time no post! Besides still going to school (3 more weeks) I had a sewing order to finish, so my last 10 days have been pretty busy and a little stressful. But now I am finished and back to my sewing and blogging. ;) Today I made the first 7 fabric designs on spoonflower public. So if you like them you can order them now and I get 10% of the prize as a payment for the design.

IMG_0390the smaller versions are already up for order, the bigger versions will be public tomorrow. I hope you like my designs so far, there are a lot more designs to come in the next weeks and months. I already made some pants with a bigger version print, and I am planning to do a t-shirt with the smaller, I’ll show you pictures soon ;)

Classes are going well, every days adds to the big amount of things to learn for the exams, so I am spending my afternoons studying from now on for the last 3 weeks. Wish me luck!

keep sewing and smiling

your TailorFairy

organizing sewing supplies: buttons


you all voted posts to the top about how I organize my sewing things.

IMG_0382starting with the board with those 5 boxes. First up: the yellow box. This is how I organize my buttons.

IMG_0383IMG_0384I bought this box in a crafts store, its supposed to organize screws, bolts and nails. If you are with me quite some time you might remember I used to have my threads in that box, but they had to move to a bigger place.

IMG_0385 I organized them by colors, because that works best for me. The right upper corner are the kids buttons, those aren’t organized by color, just by theme.

Well this is how I keep my buttons in order, I hope this was helpful for you.

keep sewing and smiling

your TailorFairy 



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