The fact that I have a preference for black & grey is probably no secret. All the more I enjoy my new Valentine Dress in beautiful grey. It doesn’t look like a grey mouse at all, I think it looks even very elegant, the marble fabric reminds me of expensive houses with noble interior <3

The light offshoulder dress was just perfect for the material, I wanted to sew a Valentine Dress again for a long time anyway. This is really the first one since the end of the test sewing over a year ago!
For the photos I went to our homeschooling room without any children (who were on holiday with my dad) – there are some great mommies and one of them I got persuaded to take some pictures. Thank you very much! 😀

This time I shortened the sleeves a bit more, I prepare myself so diligently for the summer – they just had to be short. By the way, the great fabric was sponsored to me by Graustufen Stoffe – I only recently discovered them (they are also still quite new on the market) and with the motto ‘every fabric contains gray’ I very much liked them immediately 😉

If you want to sew the a dress as well, you can also get the Valentine Dress on sale now, as #PatternoftheWeek it’s in the shop until and with Monday for half the price.

Enjoy the coming soon weekend,

love, Carina
:-*

Sewing pattern: Valentine Dress by Sewera
Fabric: sponsored by Graustufen Stoffe
Photos: Romy

It’s short – very short even. Actually, at first I thought it would be a simple shirt. But then, when I held the fabric in my hands and put the pattern on it… Yes, I just had to lengthen it a bit. In the summer I will probably run around with a Hotpants underneath, for the photos the skirt from last week was allowed to stay right on the bottom – only pushed up a little 😉

You almost can’t see, can you? 😉  The Flare Top is one of my absolute favourite patterns for spring & summer. It is so beautifully airy and especially with the sewn-in bra I never have to worry whether my breasts will hang down *snicker*. Clearly with shorter straps I can push them even higher, but I for my part do not find that necessary at all. Quite honestly, I am even glad that I have only so little busts – as a teenager with twice as much was not always so easy, especially when it comes to clothes. Today I can walk around without a bra (which I actually do most of the time). Nevertheless it is comfortable if there is an insert sewn into it, so you can run around and twirl it a bit more freely…

The super nice Ajour knit here was sponsored by Schnittverhext and is soooo soft, just like you expect from a cashmere or similar. The super fine Ajour pattern makes it even more summery, but you don’t have to worry about looking through it.

As a bra insert I used a matching Heavy Romanite, which is so stable and thick, I really like the fabric! Slowly the bushes in the background start to blossom, the first buds and many small soon to be leaves are already visible! So nature tells me definitely that it’s time for summer clothes. I am ready for the coming seasons 😀

And because it’s Thursday again, the Flare Top is available as #PatternoftheWeek at half price until Monday. So that you can dance through spring/summer with the great summer shirts very soon. Mama and I love the pattern, I hope you will too <3

Love, Carina
:-*

Sewing pattern Shirt: Flare Top by Sewera (added 12cm / 5inch)
Fabric: Ajour Strick sponsored by Schnittverhext
Sewing patter skirt underneath shirt: Pencil Skirt by Sewera
Photos by: Mama
Linked to: DufürDichamDonnerstag, SewLala

How nice that it’s warm enough again for such photos. For ages I wanted to sew another skirt after the Pencil Skirt pattern. Yesterday it was finally sew and right away it jumped in front of the camera.

The red faux leather here has been in my fabric stash for at least 3 years and just waited for its use. I find it perfect for the skirt, sexy but very comfortable. The inside feels totally soft. Thanks to the fact that the side parts of the skirt are cut in the diagonal grainline, the skirt gets some elasticity and therefore also fits with every movement.

So a round of dancing was completely in it and if I should go to a party again, then the outfit is definitely at the top of my list here. I’ve sewn the crop top for it last summer and ended up to never put it on because it suddenly became autumn. Now all the better that it can finally be used 😀

For me this is a typical ‘festival outfit’, well okay, maybe I wouldn’t be walking around with these shoes on… But the styling had to be made to fit. So I did my favourite hairstyle again, I like the two slightly messy buns totally <3

My summer body isn’t quite in shape yet, even though I’m always told that a bikini body is formed in winter. So today the summer outfit had to be photographed in the ‘winter’ too. Because despite the warm temperatures it is actually still February. How’s it about you, do you already sew for spring/summer or are you still trapped in the snow and like it rather cuddly warm? Mama has already slightly twisted her eyes (yes I’ve seen it!) from my many naked skin in winter. But honestly, it wasn’t really cold!
The Pencil Skirt is now available over the weekend for half the price as #Patternoftheweek – so you can get it until Monday evening for just over 1$ 😉

Love, Carina
:-*

Sewing pattern skirt: Pencil Skirt by Sewera
Sewing pattern Shirt: Simply Raglan Shirt by Sewera – shortened
Photos: by Mama
To be seen at: SewLala, DufürDichamDonnerstag

The sun is back and is already warming up quite a bit for a few hours a day. This is so much more my season than the cold winter and so I had to use the great weather for fresh photos! The pictures were taken today shortly before noon and it was really very nice and warm. So no more freezing for good pictures 😉

After the test sewing is before the test sewing and even if I have already made a call for the Y dress last fall, there is now another one. Since it was already too late in autumn, we decided to wait until spring with the dress. In the meantime I sewed the different versions, took all instruction photos, optimized the pattern a little bit and look forward to a new round <3

The dress is made of slightly elastic woven fabrics such as this super soft stretch satin, which I got from Amy&Luke. It is also possible to sew the Y-Dress out of inelastic woven fabric but in a diagonal grainline. I only advise against knit fabric, because otherwise the dress can quickly fall out of shape. The name for the pattern is given by the position of the bust darts, these are directed towards the front centre and form a Y there.

With the narrow pencil skirt it looks like a very elegant shift dress, but the pattern also contains a wide cut skirt. For all those who don’t want it to be so tight 😉

Look how busy I was, the dress simply needed to be hemmed by hand, so that you can’t see a single stitch of it from the outside. It always looks so much better and it’s no big deal to make!

Luckily the ground was still frozen here, so I could stand quite well despite 12cm high heels… 😉 The dress pattern also has a second back, which is closed high. For all those who don’t dare to go out on the street without a bra under the dress or who are too insecure about adhesive cups. I will show you a dress with a wide skirt and a closed back soon.

But now it’s up to you, because my team is looking forward to some more testers:

  • Please apply with whole sentences, a few nice words, your size and a link to your page. Simply leave a comment right here under this blog post, on my Instagram photo with this dress or in my Facebook group Sewera Sewing Bees.
  • The pattern contains the sizes 32 – 50 and two separate front parts for A-C Cup or D+ Cup.
  • The test sewers will be selected by the end of the week (22 February) and announced on Facebook/Instagram. Please only apply if you have a Facebook profile, otherwise the organisation will always be a bit difficult.
  • Planned publication is 14 March, photo submission on 12 March. By then you should have sewn and photographed at least one dress (logical, right? 😉 ).

I hope that I can address a few of you with it and look forward to your applications!

Love, Carina
<3

Sewing pattern: Y-Dress (coming soon)
Fabric: Sponsored von Amy&Luke
Photos: by Mama
Shoes: Sponsored by DiamondHeels

Every year it comes again, the day of roses, of lovers and lots of kitsch. Actually not something I like at all, but if I have a reason to sew a new dress… Yes then I like even such a day 😉 And how great that just today the new pattern ‘Love Dress’ goes online. The perfect pattern for the perfect Valentine’s Day dress.

Well, actually everything was supposed to be different. The dress had been planned since the middle of December. I had also ordered enough fabric to sew great partner outfits. But it all turned out different.. My supposed to be Mr. Right had other plans and dumped me at the beginning of January. So there was all the more fabric left for me. Or more so for my mom (she got a great X – dress) and my daughter (for her there was a Co-Z Dress Kids).

Well, the Valentin’s date thing didn’t work out then – but I’m taking my daughter to the cinema tonight. I find this a more than worthy replacement <3 Such a mummy – daughter evening is also simply worth gold.

Talking about Gold: The Squiggle here is also from the Winter-Gold Edition, I already showed you the same fabric in white a few weeks ago. I was sooo blown away by the fabric that I also had to order it in black. Again I decorated the stripes with countless hotfix stones to make it glitter even more. This time the stones are black, matching the basic color of the fabric.

The snow was a great contrast to the dress for the pictures, unfortunately it is long gone again. Not that I like snow itself, but on photos it just looks very pretty 😉 By the way, under the dotted tights I still wear some skin-coloured ones, so I was surprisingly warm! But the dress also fits the body very well, mainly because of the curved bust darts, which make the whole pattern so special.

To make sure that you can soon go out on the street in such a great dress too (or to the office or to a delicious dinner or to the next party…), you can buy the pattern now. This time it was really tested to the limit, 90 design examples were made during the testing! I would say that speaks for itself, wouldn’t it? 😉

Love, Carina
<3

Sewing pattern dress: Love Dress by Sewera (now on sale!)
Fabric: Squiggle by Nipnaps
Photos: by muckelie
Tights: DotTights
To be seen at: SewLala, DufürDichamDonnerstag, TheCreativeLovers

Well, isn’t she adorable – my daughter? Sure, that’s what every mother says about her children 😉 From time to time my daughter gets some new clothes from me and then it’s time for a photo shoot. And because there was so much snow outside, we had to get out in spite of the cold!

This dragonfly fabric has been in my stash for a long time. Originally I planned it for a blouse for myself. But after I had him in my hands I knew the blouse would never been worn and only collect dust in my closet. And the fabric is way too nice for that! I still think it’s really pretty, only the colour doesn’t suit me. Lucky for the daughter, so she could claim it for herself 😉

Yes it was really cold, but that only hardens her immune system and of course she wasn’t forced or bribed – as a young ‘misses Sewera’ you do such things voluntarily <3 And she is really growing, slowly getting older even if I still find it much too early. She was just my little girl. Now she stands there like a model and I am totally happy about the new pretty photos. The fabric was ironed, by the way. With emphasis on ‘was’ 😉

I also really like the pattern very much, the pleats at the neckline look really nice, but not too much romantic. Simple but elegant is the motto here. And I hope that the child doesn’t grow anymore for a while now, so that she gets something out of it for as long as possible. She doesn’t even want to take off her Posh Blouse Girls anymore! I see that as a compliment.

From now on you can also get the pattern for this enchanting children’s blouse, because it appeared a few hours ago!

I wish you a lot of fun with it,
love, Carina

Sewing pattern blouse: Posh Blouse Girls by Sewera
Fabric Blouse: Schnittverhext
Photos taken by: muckelie

A woman can never have enough of the little black dresses. Whereby, actually at present I only have 2 pieces. Today’s winter dress is by no means new, strictly speaking it was created exactly one year ago. But today I was on the way with my mum to take pictures of something still very secret (shhhhht, will be revealed soon!) and I needed a complete outfit, so I took this dress again.

Since the Winter Dress is now available as #PatternoftheWeek at half price, it was just a great opportunity to take some new photos of it. It’s one of my absolute favorite dresses anyway, so I might as well show it a little bit more often 😉

As you can see here, I didn’t just discover the Hotfix stones and sequins for myself, but started a while ago. The heart here on the dress is combined, first I pre-stitched the heart shape, then I defined it with straight lines. Only then I added all the little stones and sequins.

The thing about posing… I often hear from friends that I always look so great on photos. Now MY opinion is rather different. Usually I have no idea how I should put the legs (see first photo – oh so very elegant *cough*), what I should do with my arms and where and how to look, I do not even begin. In the end I often like such pictures, which are more likely to be regarded as *Outtakes*. But they are more natural – just me 😉

Now I have to get back to work on what I just threw over Mama’s arm for the pictures. So that you can see it also quite soon <3

Love, Carina
:-*

 

Sewing pattern dress: Winter Dress by Sewera
Tights: Rose Tights
Photos: by Mama <3

It’s so unusually bright. No, unfortunately not outside. But my dress is. You could almost think I look innocent *smile*. Okay, I don’t think so. But I think it’s elegant. But maybe it’s more because of the golden stripes and less the white underground?

Since the winter edition of the Squiggles from Nipnaps has a slight ‘blingbling effect’ by nature, it inspired me to spice it up a bit. They are used far too seldom, my Hotfix stones. But here they just fit perfectly. The fabric was predestined to glitter a bit more. I didn’t count the stones, but it took me a while to fix them all.

You can’t see them from a distance, but when the light shines in the right angle, they reflect the light and it glitters and sparkles <3 The WOW effect comes out more and more the closer you get to my dress. I particularly like that when it looks simple, but there’s a lot behind it. And you only see that at second glance…

One of the reasons why I like the winter dress so much and sew it over and over again. From the front it looks simple and elegant, only from the back you can see the sexy deep back neckline. I don’t know exactly how many of the winter dresses I’ve sewn in the meantime, but there are some. And there will follow even more!

Maybe it can move into your wardrobe soon too? The Winter Dress restarts in the of the #PatternoftheWeek action and is thus reduced from today to Monday by 50%. If that’s not a reason to grab it now 😉

The fabric was a birthday present from my dear Mrs. Nipnaps <3 He feels really great, all cuddly and is also something good for the environment. It consists of 60% recycled fibres! I like to advertise for it, apart from the fact that I think the Squiggle is really great and I had to add more colors. Soon you will see even more, apart from the Co-Z Men which I already sewed in the yellow version in autumn. You see, the pattern really impressed me!

But now back to work, there are more patterns that would like to be finished and a lot of sample sewers waiting for a selection.

Love, Carina
:-*

Sewing pattern Dress: Winter Dress by Sewera
Fabric sponsored by: Nipnaps
Photos made by: Wartenweiler Fotografie
Linkparties: SewLala & Du für Dich am Donnerstag

Recently I showed you on Facebook what is next for me. Now the dress is decorated with the pearls and I can finally show it to you in full splendor <3

For quite some time I wanted to sew a really elegant winter dress again. First I thought of a stretch velvet, that shines so beautifully and looks also really noble. But finally I decided on a warmer fabric, the happy fleece in dark purple here.

For the noble touch I sewed on some pearls and sequins in diligent manual work. I admit, to cuddle the dress is perhaps not quite so practical. But hey, it looks great and sometimes that just counts more 😉 After all, it is very cuddly from the inside with the fabric.

Mama said ‘don’t look so well-behaved’ in the photo – as if she was trying to say that I wasn’t well-behaved. Hmmmm, is she right? *smile*

Well, then how am I supposed to stand there and look? Maybe not do it at all, then you also see that I can look very well also totally unsuitable. But hey it’s about the dress and not about me! I made the pattern completely new – I already promised you with the children’s blouse that there will be something for us ladies again very soon. So here it is.

The ‘Love Dress’ captivates by its simple elegance together with round curved bust darts. These give the dress a very special touch and as you can see, it doesn’t have to be boring. With a few fine details you can make a lot more out of it very quickly. And if you like it rather discreet, nothing stands in the way.

Now you are asked, would you like to be a tester for the Love Dress?

  • Pattern in sizes 32 – 50 / 2 – 20
  • Bust darts for A-C Cups and D+ Cups
  • Waist darts in the back
  • Slightly flared A-line
  • As the name Love Dress suggests, it will be released on Valentine’s Day. Deadline is therefore 12.2.19
  • It is sewn from stretch materials such as happy fleece, stretch sweat, romanite, knit fabrics, etc.

Well, are you in? Then apply with a short sentence (or 2, 3, 4…) about yourself and leave me a link to your page.

I am looking forward to you!

Love, Carina
<3

 

Sewingpattern dress: Love Dress by Sewera (coming soon)
Photos by: Mama

Kids blouse

My children have both grown very quickly lately, and by the time I had finished a few things, they were almost too short again. Nevertheless, there are still self sewn clothes and I hope that I can catch up again. At least until the next growth spurt comes. In today’s project it was the daughter’s turn. Something elegant is missing in her wardrobe at the moment, mostly it will be very fast sweaters and comfortable trousers that I sew her (or she sews herself sometimes…).

I know, I used to say I didn’t do children patterns anymore. But if you don’t find what you want but do really badly want to sew it…. What do you do then? Exactly, the design the Posh Blouse for girls.

The blouse comes exactly like the one for ladies with pleats at the neckline and different sleeve lengths. Only the bust darts are missing 😉 It is sewn from soft flowing woven fabrics, like this non-elastic velvet.

Taking photos is always a challenge for us, on the one hand I feel more comfortable in front of the camera than behind it and on the other hand I have the ambition that the photos will still be great. To relax the child a bit I told her to make a grimace. The picture was created in the process. Well, this is how I see her every few days anyway 😉 But most of the time we are really a great team. Except if I want to give her hair some volume. And of course she agreed to show the picture here. After that we could laugh about it.

The new filters on my phone are great, by the way, you don’t even need to edit the photos anymore *smile*.

But now to the main topic of the post: Yes, the pattern should be tested! And I am looking for some volunteers to support me.

  • Patterns in sizes 110 – 152 (child’s height in centemeters)
  • Photos with child, but face may be nicely hidden (with hat, mask, detail…)
  • Planned publication on 31 January – Feedback & photos must be submitted before this date
  • Nice people who help each other and apply in complete sentences

Have I aroused your interest and you have a child at home to whom you would like to sew a simple but elegant blouse? Then apply now here under this post or on Facebook or Instagram with a link to your page, the size you want to sew and why I should take you.

I’m looking forward to seeing you!

Love, Carina
<3

 

Sewing pattern blouse: Posh Blouse Girls (coming soon)
Fabric: Stoffdepot