Konnichiwa!

Hi fashionista’s!

I arrived in Japan today. This one was on my bucket list because I really wanted to see the cherry blossoms. I think I arrived just in time to check them out. For this occasion I’m wearing my kimono. I love the loose fit of this traditional dress.

Did you know the kimono changed little by little over the years? This happened because the design reflected the culture and the society of that period. Nowadays in the modern Japan, there are a wide range of kimono’s worn by men, women and children. The snit, color, fabric and decoration depend on the age, status, season and the occasion the kimono is worn to.

Japanese women today have only one kimono left, the Furisode kimono, which she wears at her 20th birthday. If they get married, they mostly rent a kimono. Only in small villages or traditional elders still wear a kimono daily.

I made this one myself, with the DressYourDoll Making Couture set PN-0164664 Yumi Blossom. It’s a level 3 set, so easy to sew for children starting at 9 years old.

I’m going to enjoy the cherry blossoms in this beautiful country.

See you next week!

Dollie

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4 different ways to wear your scarf

Hi there,

I’m visiting Jerusalem for the moment. It’s beautiful around here, don’t you think? Sometimes it can get really hot here. As the sun was burning on my head, I realized my scarf was the perfect solution to prevent me from a sunstroke.

Did you know you can style your scarf in a million different ways? I’ll show you a couple!

As a scarf

You can just drape it around your neck for more warmth when it gets chilly outside.

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As a bandana

This one is already a good one to protect your head on sunny days. It’s also very stylish and perfect for the summer festivals.

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As a headscarf
I chose to wear my scarf as a headscarf to keep my head protected from the burning sun in Jerusalem.

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As a belt

 To pimp your dress you can also wear your scarf as a belt. This way you can turn your baggy dress into a fitted dress. I had to laugh with the fact that I blindfolded the tiger on my dress.

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Do you have a special way to wear your scarf? You can always let me know.

Bye!

Dollie

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Sewing tip #2

Hi there!

I arrived at Amsterdam, what a great city! It’s common knowledge that people in the Netherlands love to ride a bike. The city of Amsterdam is perfect to explore by bike. The canals are beautiful. I also had a little time to go shopping, as I want to get some inspiration by the Dutch fashion. Maybe I’ll buy some authentic Dutch clogs to supplement my closet. Once a fashion queen, always a fashion queen ;).

I’m also back with another sewing tip. If you don’t want your thread to fray, you can spray some hairspray at the end. This way it will be much easier to put the thread in the needle, I promise!

Did you already start sewing your own outfit? Don’t forget to send me pictures! You can reach me on Facebook and Instagram with the #worldtripDYD or send me an email at worldtripDYD@verachtert.be

I’m so excited to see your creations.

See you soon!

Dollie

 PN-0164650 Twiggy Mondriaan

PN-0164650 Twiggy Mondriaan