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

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

A little bit of Fashion

Sometimes i get those crazy ideas in my mind, the kind i need to actually make immediately cause else they’ll haunt me for days. Now sewing a new bodysuit was on my list for quite a while already, they are just so incredibly comfy and practical. No more cold hips, no more undies showing when sitting down.. You see my point? But as a bodysuit alone doesn’t make a whole outfit, there had to come something else.


Now i just had to have this picture. It’s pretty much ME, showing me the way i am. Probably insane at times, funny and silly. Standing there in my high-heels, skirt & bodysuit in the middle of winter, while one storm after another is picking up, combined with a lot of rain. Luckily, my friend muckelie is very patient with me, especially when all my poses and expressions just suck. Telling me where to look at and how to put my hands, we made a few decent photos in the end.

Tulle and polka dots

Here’s for the crazy idea i mentioned above. A skirt, made with tulle fabric. The thin polka dots have been hidden in my stash for many years already, waiting for its purpose. Directly underneath the dots, i put a layer of white tulle to make the polka dots somewhat more visible. Next i added 3 layers of ruffled tulle for a lot of volume. And since the tulle is quite sturdy and cratchy, i lined the skirt with a thin lining fabric. Now all of this adds up to a total of 6 layers. I bet you can fully understand why i was cussing in several languages while sewing the skirt 😉

Blue Fashion

After a rather long time, i finally managed to make myself one of those ‘typically Sewera’ outfits again. Haven’t done one of those for a while and i missed it. I get this special kind of feeling, excitement when i plan it and then again when it’s done. Don’t get me wrong, i love my basic everyday outfits very much too, but it’s just different when the clothes have some ‘extra’ to them. Even if i have to insert a zipper into 6 layers of fabric 😉

I hope you like my new outfit as much as i do and would love to hear what u think about it in a comment 😉




Sewing pattern bodysuit: Bodysuit by Sewera
Sewing pattern skirt: Skirty by Sewera
Photos by: muckelie
Shoes: Karl Lagerfeld
Fabric: blue knit by-mami