Hi! I’m Mari-Leen Bauermeister, and welcome to my blog.

I am an aspiring fashion and surface pattern designer, and I would love to share my journey, work, creative processes and design challenges with you.

My dream is to launch my own line of dresses made in fabrics also designed by me. Diane Von Furstenberg is my ultimate designer idol because of the way she combines beautiful prints with beautiful designs.

I love fabric, and I am obsessed with patterns, colors, sewing and designing. I am currently doing a BFA in Fashion Design, and I am also doing various online workshops in Surface Pattern Design. For me the two go hand in hand and I apply that approach to my design process.

Although I was born and raised in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa, I now live in the south of Namibia with my husband and three children – Mila (4), Joshua (3) and Carla, my baby 🙂
I love coffee, cooking, reading, and a good movie. My best friend thinks I am an e-course junkie, and I  definitely cant argue about that. I love learning and I think the internet has opened so many doors for people to empower themselves and make their dreams come true. Things I would definitely not be able to live without is my iPhone and Macbook.

Although this is where I share about my creative business, studies, life and challenges, I also plan to host design challenges aimed to inspire YOU. So, if you have a passion for fashion, interiors, surface pattern design, sewing or being creative in general, you have come to the right place.

Through this blog I hope that you will get ideas and inspiration, and even improve your skills. My goal is to create a friendly community where we can all have a creative outlet, grow in our craft, exchange info, and just have fun. I will be hosting a daily sketch/painting challenge, a weekly surface pattern and garment design challenge, and a monthly sewing project.

Be sure to sign up for all the inspiration and fun!!! We will also be hosting regular creative challenges that you can join and show off.

Looking forward to have you join us!