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.

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happy birthday to me

Heyhey,

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

Heyhey,

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

Heyhey,

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

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but sadly it turned out very spotted:

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fabric dyeing adventures: light brown and golden yellow

Heyhey,

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

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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!

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I will try a turquoise-blue next…

500

Heyhey,

 

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

I AM BACK!

Heyhey,

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

Heyhey,

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…

Heyhey,

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

Heyhey,

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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