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

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

X-Form

The X in this dress is destined to put a special focus on our waist. Whether you already got a very slim waist or not, this pattern is supposed to make it look really slim. At least that was what i had in mind when designing the new pattern. First i wanted to call it X-Mas Dress, but i don’t want anyone to think you can only wear it for christmas, so now it’s just the X-Dress.
The parting lines are not only pretty, they also hide breast darts, allowing the dress for a great fitting. It’s made with two separate front pieces for either bigger or smaller breasts.

Slim waist

The black side pieces make up an extremely gorgeous detail for a very sexy look. The dress has a straight hemline as well as the V-hemline shown here. You can also choose between a V-neckline or regular round neckline. All sewn with a facing for a neat finish.

Did the X-Dress already get your attention? It’s perfect for winter, this one sewn with a punta di roma fabric, a very thick knit fabric. But it’s also possible with about any stretch knit fabric like sweatfabric or cotton & viscose knit for summerdresses if you rather like to get a short sleeved dress.

I took my daughter into the forrest for these pictures and was constantly giving instructions on how i want the photos to be. Accordingly to this, my expression is also rather unrelaxed. But she did a really great job! We even ended up using our short trip as a science lesson. Since i’m homeschooling her, we learn new stuff pretty much everywhere we go. Right now we’re focusing on nuts, so we picked up some acorns to study them at home. Learning is so easy and can be done everywhere!

But now let’s get to one of the probably more interesting part of this post:

It’s time for a new tester call! You already heard about some details of the dress. If you would like to support me for my pattern testing withing the next about 3 weeks, please leave a comment with your size (the dress is made for sizes 0 – 20 / german size 32 – 50). Remember, christmas is already coming soon and you might be very glad to already have your dress finished a few days ahead 😉
Please also add a link to your blog, FB page or Instagram account so i can have a look at your pictures.

I’m looking forward to having you in my team!

Love, Carina
<3

Pictures: taken by my daugther
Pattern: X-Dress (coming soon)
Fabric: Romanit/Punta di Roma (private stash)

Tester Call

Every few weeks it is time again, I have tons of new ideas and one or the other finds its way to paper and is implemented. In addition to all the rather elaborate pattern, it takes in between fast, simple projects that are sewn in no time. Just like the new Basic pattern, the ‘Simply Raglan’ shirt.

Raglan Shirt

As the name suggests, it is a pattern with raglan sleeves. It is nicely flowing around the figure and therefore suitable for all who usually complain in my designs that are mostly rather slim fitted 😉

Style it!

Of course, the patter, even though it is quite basic, still has a few different ways. Apart from breast darts for smaller or larger breasts (yes, the shirt should still make a good figure!), You also have the choice between a V-neck and round neck as well as 4 different sleeve lengths.

The pattern has already been tested and graded in sizes 32 – 50/2 – 20. To apply, just leave a comment with a link to your page (blog, FB, Insta, etc) and write briefly why I should have YOU right there. Sewn is from the end of the week for about 10 – 12 days.

I am looking forward to seeing you!
Yours, Carina

<3

 

Sewing pattern Shirt: Simply Raglan (coming soon)
Sewing pattern pants: Sporty Leggings by Sewera