ABOUT ME

BLOGGER. DRESSMAKER

I am an engineer by profession. Since 2009, I turned my focus on tailoring and design.

I was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, a city with the best climate in the world, summer all year long.

I was living 11 years in Madrid, Spain, a city with lots of art, history and above all valuable and adorable traditions, which are passed from generation to generation. This even more deepened my love for long-established traditions of lasting value, the true meaning of “vintage” when we wear a garment that belonged to our parents or grandparents are still intact.

 

After becoming pregnant (end 2008) I felt very disappointed to find only uninspiring, mass-production, expensive clothes of mostly poor quality for my baby.

Therefore, back then I decided to start knitting and sewing for my son myself, and later also for my nieces and the boys and girls of friends. This resulted in creating my own brand called “Mary Márquez”, the goal being to return to a more thoughtful way of working in these times of soulless mass production.

 

In January 2012, I moved to Munich, Germany, which I experience as a very multicultural city with its very own and distinctive background based on the local Bavarian traditions. The use of traditional dress is common in day to day, often garments with own history within each family.

 

This mixture of cultures have inspired me to start this project, which born with great illusion and where I hope that people who visit us enjoy as much as I do the art of creating with fabrics, lace, applications…

 

April 30, 2017

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May 2, 2017

Sewing materials and accessories dictionary in english, spanish and german Download PDF here.

April 30, 2017

Last week, from 18th to 23rd of April, 2017, the second Trachtenwerkwoche (handicraft week on traditional dresses) was held in Babenhausen, Germany. This seminary was organized by the Trachtenkulturberatung from the Schwaben district in Bavaria (Bavaria, in the south o...

April 30, 2017

Most of the sewing patterns bring an indicative table with the amount of fabrics to buy according to the size you want. Clerks in fabric stores are usually quite professional and can give advice concerning the quantities.

To calculate how much fabric to buy, the width o...

April 30, 2017

First, we must decide, which model we want to make, if we want a 2 or 3-piece Dirndl, with other without sleeves, with buttons, zippers or special clasps for Dirndl, with or without piping, etc.

Then we need a pattern that fits what we want, you can make your own patter...

April 30, 2017

A Dirndl is not just a dress to visit the Oktoberfest, it is a dress with history and tradition, which is worn daily in many regions of Bavaria (Southern Germany), Austria and South-Tyrol (Northern Italy).

In Bavaria, it is also common to wear this typical traditional c...

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