My name is Marlies Witjes, I am 48 years old. In 2017, I was bitten by the sewing bug. I came across Knipster 2017 just as I was wanting to achieve more creatively. During my participation in this contest I have pushed many boundaries in terms of sewing. Where working with a theme, devising a concept, selecting the fabric and patterns, and subsequently creating a fully-styled outfit was an enormous thrill. I wanted more!
I am currently very active on Social Media under the name Made by LIESL. You can find me mainly on Instagram, also on Facebook, and YouTube. And now also on the Bernina Blog.
I make what I like and what I'm inspired by...which is practically everything I discover, whether that's on the street, on Social Media, contemporary and older fashion, and very much fabrics, prints and haberdashery. In addition, I love recycling clothes and materials. You can often find me in thrift stores where I regularly find hidden gems from which I can create a wonderful outfit, or incorporate into an outfit.
Up until recently I only sewed from existing patterns, (which I actually always adjust slightly), but after a moulage introduction and a course on creative pattern techniques, I now also attempt to make patterns myself. A whole new world! I still have so much to discover technically. Now, I would like you to join me on this quest and my creative interpretation of recycling happiness.