My master craftsman of tailoring class: day 2


the next day we kept working on our drawings.

IMG_0442 IMG_0443next we drew our drawings on transparent paper with a pencil, turned the paper around and retraced the lines so we copied the lines onto another paper.  Read the rest of this entry

My master craftsman of tailoring class: day 1


sorry I kept you waiting, but here is finally my report of my first day in master craftsman class:

The class was supposed to start an hour earlier then usual, so they could tell us about all that organizing stuff and such. Which was the normal chatter, but well… then the class really started and since the information did not take a full hour, it started 15 minutes early. We had a long list of things the teacher wanted us to bring to that first weekend, included really expensive  copic fine-liner pens, in different line-widths. I normally use edding fine-liner pens, so I took the sizes I already owned with me and only bought a few extra.

So after a few general things about technical drawings, we were supposed to measure clothing and do a 1:5 technical drawing of it. Those are the 2 pieces I worked with:

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To work exact in a 1:5 scale is really not as easy as you might think. If you like to, you can try. Well at the end of the class on friday I finished those drawings: Read the rest of this entry is 3 years old


today is the day I started blogging exactly 3 years ago. I still remember how nervous I was about putting the little baby online for public, after I already did some base-work on it for a month. And when I got my first follower I was so excited… :)

By the way thank you all for sticking with me through this phase of only a few posts per month. I was taking those 2 first classes for my master craftsman and in the free time I am working on my collection. And about that I cant blog as much as I like to or I would spoil the surprise. ;) But my next class is starting this friday. I will have classes every friday and saturday from now on until next summer, and those are the classes that are about sewing and tailoring, so I thought I would tell you every sunday or monday about what I learned. This way you can all learn with me. ;) I hope I will have something interesting to post every week.

To celebrate the day Rum has got a new hairdo:

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keep sewing and smiling

your TailorFairy 

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


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