Every fall the University of Konstanz organizes a ball. The majority of the attendees are affiliated to the university but the number of those not affiliated to it grows every year. The best part of the ball, apart from great catering and music, is surely the evening attire that can (at last!) be taken out to “see-and-be-seen”.
Have you ever heard about fabrics for dresses that are soft but still voluminous? And I don’t mean taffeta-like volume, but rather “I cut you this way because I also want you to fit this way” volume.
The scientist in me went into seclusion to finish the doctoral thesis and promised to kill everybody who interferes with it. So the artsy guy in me has a free hand until the end of October. So, from now on (until the end of October) you will have to read about completely spiritless things like my dresses, skirts and make up. Don’t get me wrong! I’m not sewing them right now – I am virtually writing non-stop – I’ve sewn A LOT over the years. So, guys, get some popcorn and coke. It’ll take a lot of time.
A couple of years ago, I went to my favorite fabric store and bought a piece of wonderful silk organza. As it was directly after the birth of my son, I decided to sew a dress for the “after I’ve lost a lot of weight” time. So I cut a really nice dress in vintage style. I did sew a beautiful dress and I did lose some weight but not a lot. The dress wouldn’t fit… I decided to be patient and to hide the dress in the closet until “after I’ve lost a lot of weight”.
Continue reading I sold my own creation!
Everybody has to have a hobby or else this energy could become really destructive. I have got quite a lot of energy that I have to use peacefully. Considering the effect that a slow mechanical work produces onto the nervous system, such an amount of energy is just screaming for something productive. That is exactly why my favorite hobby is sewing: with a little bit of time and effort you can create a piece that no one has but everybody wants.
I started out as a very primitive skirt-seamstress but in a couple of years I grew into a pretty good tailor. Nevertheless, my projects never lasted longer than a week, depending on the complexity of the cut and the character of the fabric (Oh, yes, they DO have characters and sometimes very mean!). My first long-term project though was my very first combination of sewing and stitching/ embellishing. It took me 1.5 months (!) to complete it but I still love it even almost 4 years later.
Ladies and gentlemen, meet my favorite dress: