“Life-Long-Budo” Sweater

I’ve just been to Japan where I attended a week-long Karate training course. As always, there was a t-shirt and I usually looove these shirts. But this time it was made of some sort of synthetic material that was just a complete “no way” to me. So what to do? Throw it away? Give it away?…

Purple Dream

So, I finally got around to sewing something for myself again. I’ve had this pattern for quite some time – since the day when I went crazy and ordered about 8 patterns from farbenmix.de. This one is called Florina. The cutting and sewing was amazingly fast, but the neck took hours on end – as…

Sewing machine mendhi and a beautiful top

A while ago the lady from my favorite sewing blog posted a tutorial for  “mendhi” on the sewing machine. Mendhi is the traditional form of hand painting used by Indian women – beautiful patterns drawn with henna. For sewing machine mendhi you use the patterns your machine has to offer to create beautiful designs. I’ve finally managed to try…