12 Skirts Later

I’ve spent the day sewing the costumes for our school musical. In total I need 12 petticoat skirts for the dancers, one dress, one skirt, one blouse and one shirt prepared with velcro tape, and change the size of an “authentic” dress, so far. Let’s see what the rehearsals tomorrow bring, probably lots of fun and more sewing to be done. But there are still three weeks left to the premiere, so it’s ok.
Exams are almost over anyway, I’ve got only four more exams to conduct, but I don’t know how many more skirts and dresses to sew… 🙂

Drumroll for the fashion show:
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Keep being productive! I look forward to quilting after so much dressmaking… Here’s a glimpse on my current WIP:



Happy sewing!


Sewing, but no quilts…

I’ve got lots of sewing work right now. At school, we’re rehearsing a musical about the Students’ Revolutions in Munich in 1962. You could imagine situations like in Istanbul today. 
All are in Sixties clothes, so I’m sewing petticoat skirt after petticoat skirt. They turn out really fabulous, but it’s a lot of work to make this type of underskirt. I promise photos by this week. 

It’s sewing anyway! What are you sewing these days? 

Have a good week! 

What is sewing time? Crochet and Literature!

No sewing time, I actually don’t even have blogging time. It’s The Secret Life of the Bees time.
I’m preparing for an oral literature exam – I’m the examiner, not the examinee, and it’s an awful lot of work. I still love the book, even after reading it three times, analyzing it from the first to the last page, designing a reading diary for my students, writing a solution for the reading diary and designing an exam about the novel.
I’m deeply into narrative technique, plot devices, characters and role plays. I teach and examine this book for the first time, so I’ve NOTHING to just fetch from a drawer.
Sometimes it’s really hard work to be a teacher, but it’s fun anyway.

I’m doing some hexagon crochet aside, because they are handier in front of the TV and less tiring than hand-sewing hexies. And they’re hexies anyway. 🙂
Pics are coming, and a tutorial – I promise!

Be creative and stay relaxed!