As if I didn’t already have enough dresses in my closet, I had to sew myself a new one. For my Twisted Dress here I have used up the rest of a stretch velvet and am already a little sad not to have more of it. Mom would’ve loved to get one as a shirt with this fabric too.

I’ve learned with the fabric here, however: You should stick to your own fabric specifications when testing and sewing patterns! The stretch velvet is no 4-way stretch as you should use for the twisted dress and even if it still looks quite good, so I guess I shouldn’t eat quite so much.

In addition, the dress is a little shorter in length than planned. The advantage of this: The pattern now contains two versions for the knot, once at waist level and once under the chest as in the dress here. This came about because it slides up due to the lack of length elasticity here and my sample sewing girls also found this look quite great. Since we could not decide which is better, there are now simply both.

The sample sewing of the Twisted Dress was brilliant, I think I’ve never had so many girls and that even though I could not take quite a few applicants. Well, the selection of sewn and photographed dresses shows a true love for the pattern. It is incredibly versatile and can now be sewn not only as a dress but also as a shirt or maxidress. I have hardly kept up to look at all the pretty pieces made by the girls <3

Of course there is a sale for the Twisted Dress in the first days as always. So go for the fabric, pay attention to the recommendation (!) and then the Twisted Dress is sewn in no time. The knot is super easy and quick to make 😉

Love, Carina

Sewing pattern: Twisted Dress by Sewera
Shoes: Louboutin
Jewelry: Sewera Schmuckshop
Photos: Papa

On Tuesday I first showed my regular team and a handful of people from my circle a single pattern piece. The confusion about what this could be was pretty big. Admittedly it was also really hard, I still had all the construction lines in it. The result they have probably not expected but I’m even happier because it turned out exactly as I had imagined!

When saving the pattern I asked my dear hubby what I should call it and stuck my sketch under his nose. Inspired by his suggestion I can now present you the Star Dress. The women’s dress has an asymmetrical front with gathering on one side. The pattern is created as a true figure flatterer and especially with the dark stripe on the side it conceals a few centimeters of circumference.

The dividing seam comes out of the neckline and curves towards the hem. The non-gathered side contains a bust dart for the ideal fit, currently I’m still thinking whether the FBA version needs a dart on both front parts and if so, how I accommodate the in the pattern. The sleeves are drawn as always in 4 lengths. Since there’s is currently still snow left at my place I have decided once to be reasonable and went for the long version.

With rapid pace it goes on in the new year with the new patterns but not before the Star Dress has been tested by some eager sewing girls. Accordingly, here’s a brief summary of what the Star Dress can do and what else you need to know about test sewing.

  • Women’s dress in sizes 32 – 50
  • For Jersey knit and other stretch fabrics
  • Regular fit and with integrated FBA
  • Asymmetrical dividing seam with gathering
  • 4 sleeve lengths
  • Dress and t-shirt length
  • V-neckline with facing
  • Start on Monday, January 25, picture submission on Tuesday, February 9.

Applications should be complete with size information and a link to your site/blog/profile so I can contact you 🙂

I look forward to you and hope you also like the pattern as much as I do <3

Love, Carina


Sewing pattern: Star Dress (coming soon)
Shoes: DiamondHeels
Jewelery: Sewera Schmuckshop
Photos: Daddy

Who stands in the snow at below freezing point in a short, thin summer dress? Exactly – ME! But my latest work I just had to photograph immediately to share it with you <3

The family just shook their heads and confirmed once again that I’m supposed to be really crazy. But they should know that by now, after all, they know me long enough. Okay, but they also know that I do not like snow, winter and everything that has to do with it at all.

I already wanted to make a pattern in this style last year or even the year before and never got around to it. Now I’ve finally made it and am absolutely thrilled! The pattern has already a great fit in the first attempt exactly as I wanted it. Work is more fun this way 😀 And you know what’s even better about it?

Of course I would like to share the Twisted Dress with you and therefore there it is as the second January pattern. It is sewn super fast (including cutting I only needed about an hour) and although it looks very special, it is totally easy to sew. Of course, it is also available with long sleeves, as with most of the Sewera patterns.

So here comes already the first tester call in this year, the Twisted Dress would like to be available very quickly for as many sewing girls as possible. Here is all the important info:

  • Women’s dress in sizes 32 – 50 / US 2 – 20
  • Suitable fabrics: rather thin, soft-falling knit fabrics
  • 4 different sleeve lengths
  • 2 different back necklines
  • 2 different front necklines
  • Straight hem and with rounded slit in front
  • Start of testing: Sunday, January 10 – picture submission on Tuesday, January 26
  • Patterns in US Letter, A4, A0 and an extra large beamer file each with layers

Does this sound good to you? Then I’m very happy to receive your application either here on the blog or on Facebook or Instagram with a comment. Please be sure to include your page so I can contact you!

And last but not least, here’s an outtake:

That was the moment when I said “Dad let me just wipe the snow off my shoulders”. The snow is super great for photos, but rather when it is already lying – the snowfall itself made taking pictures rather difficult. But it was funny somehow and honestly: I was really not cold! Simply having some warm thoughts, imagining how nice it is with my family in the southern hemisphere and then it’s ok 😉

And while we’re gonna hear Heidi say “I’m sorry, I have no picture for you today” on TV again, I can at least smile about the girls who are complaining because they’re cold. Been there – done that. Only without whining.

Love, Carina

Sewing pattern: Twisted Dress – coming soon
Photos: Papa