I’m Karin, a long time seamstress (though I had a LONG break during my first years at work), recently turned vintage-pattern-and sewing-addict. Thank you so much for inviting me to join Sew-Retro!
Other than being a sewing enthusiast and lover of pretty and old things I’m Swedish, live in Stockholm, and spend my days working as a landscape architect. Oh, and I’m addicted to fresh air, and love sailing, so in the summer I spend most of the weekends on the race-corse (sail-racing that is), if I get the chance. But I hope for more time to sew next summer.
My first piece of vintage sewing is this blouse, Mc Call 6520, from 1946. I made it in a very cheap but good quality cotton remnant. It took me a week of enthusiastic weekend- and evening (nighttime too) sewing, although it was quite a simple project.
More about this (and future) projects in my blog Ancien-Nouveau (I love Art Nouveu and intend to make loads of modern clothes using antique patterns, preferably from the 1930’s, hence the name. And I love wordgames!).
Hope to see a lot more of you all in the future.
Now I’m on to a 1930’s dress (my first project using an unprinted pattern)!