My Sprout Patterns Bikini from last week came with quite a lot of extra fabric. It turned out to be very useful when I messed up one of the cup pieces and had to recut it… but there was still a load left. …What to do with it? I then remembered this pattern from Burda
Category: Fun in Japan
Obon is the Japanese Buddhist Summer festival that usually takes place in the second week of August. Most companies have a couple of days off, some like mine take the whole week off! I love it! Not only is it a great to have a week off in the middle of summer, your friends probably
It was a truly fascinating and hands-on history of fabric and weaving and one of the best museums I have EVER been to.
Kimono Hunting in Kyoto – Kyoto Antiques Fair Part of the reason I got into sewing was to one day turn kimonos into dresses. And while I’m not really ready for that yet, I’ve always got my eye out for cheap second hand kimonos that I can refashion. This week is the Kyoto Antiques Fair
So, today I had a very important meeting with one of our client companies and I finally got to wear the outfit I had made just for this occasion. This meeting has been in the works for a couple of months so I think I originally started preparing these projects way back in February. And
Hi! To celebrate finally getting this blog launched I decided to bake scones and meet my friends for afternoon tea in Osaka Castle Park. The weather was perfect – bright and sunny and not too hot yet. I’m wearing my newly completed (just finished hemming 5 minutes before I had to leave) dress from Burda