Meet the Designer: Trine from Groovy Baby and Mama

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


I'm Trine and I'm addicted to sewing and tv series and I blog at Groovy Baby and Mama.

This 30verymuchsomething girl lives with her husband and four kids in Denmark. Yes, Denmark.

Famous Danes you ask. Well, do you know the tv series 'Game of Thrones'? The charming one handed Jaime Lannister with an appetite for his own sister - he's portrayed by the Danish actor Nicolaj Coster-Waldau....and how about 'Hannibal'? Yup, the handsome actor playing the psychiatrist with an appetite for everybody is also Danish - Mads Mikkelsen. And how about the famous storyteller H. C. Andersen?! Did you know that the movie 'Frozen' was inspired by one of his fairytales? He was brillant but kind of eccentric from what I've learned. Don't know anything about his food preferences though. And then there's plain and ordinary me. 'Cause it's perfectly normal to dream sewing related stuff every night, right?! And I probably would eat fabric if I could. Okay, we're all a little weird here in Denmark.

Back to the sewing business. I've been sewing for about 7 years and I love it. I sew almost every day. My sewing space is a little corner in our livingroom - not pretty but practical. I can sew while my children play around me. My favorite things to sew and wear are dresses. In fact I never wear pants. As in never ever. I don't even think I own a real pair of pants, only leggings or leggings-style-pants with elastic waistband. So it's safe to say that you won't see any pants from my hand during this challenge. But, I promise you there will be dresses! Wearable dresses. I'm all about sewing comfortable clothes that I know I'll be wearing again and again. No fancy gowns for me - I'm just not that kind og girl.

I'm so glad, proud (and a little intimidated) to be a part of this great series and can't wait to see what beautiful outfits the other contestants and you sew-alongers will be presenting.


Project Sewn Season 4 Schedule

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Here's a quick overview of the upcoming schedule!
April 23: The start of our Meet the Designer Days
May 5:  The Official start date of Project Sewn Season 4
(Told you it was a quick overview!)
*Scroll down to find the list of weekly themes and the designers for this season.*
Hope to have you all sewing along with us this season!

Quote of the Week: Ralph Lauren on Personal Style

Friday, April 18, 2014

I'm kind of in love with this quote right now.

Love It or Leave It: Neon

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

So the object of today's Love It or Leave It session is:
Neon made it's comeback several seasons ago and has become a staple in many closets (from children to teens to women).  But are you still loving it?  Is it still as fun as it once was?  Are you planning on another delightfully neon summer or are you seeking more subdued tones?

Project Sewn Season 4: The Weekly Themes!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Today is the day we get to announce the themes for next season!!!
You've already seen the lineup of fabulous ladies for this season now see what their weekly challenges are!

Week #1 (May 5th): The Leading Ladies Challenge---make a look inspired by a leading lady from the movies.  (This doesn't mean it has to be an exact replica, although it can be, but it only needs to be "inspired" by your feature film leading lady!)

Week #2 (May 12th): Floral Frenzy Challenge--florals are all the rage this spring, so make an outfit that is inspired by this Spring trend.

Week #3 (May 19th): Going Global Challenge---make an outfit inspired by a country.  (Again, there is no need to make a native can be a look inspired by the look, feel, culture, food, architecture, etc. from the country of your choice.)

Week #4 (May 26th): Signature Style Week---make an outfit that is all your personal signature style.  (Showcase your style, your strengths, and your personal sewing preferences.)

So there you have it...the weekly challenges.
And we do hope that you will be sewing along with us. 
As usual there will be weekly link parties to share your work in as week as weekly sew along winners and prizes.
We're ready to get this season started and hope that you will all come along for the ride!

Choose and Icon: 80's Teen Idol Addition

Friday, April 11, 2014

Today's choose edition of "Choose and Idol" is a 1980's teen idol version with two of my favorites from back in the day:
Debbie Gibson
So let's get to it!
Which teen idol had the best style?
Tiffany with her long, red feather locks and signature pegged jeans and denim jackets.
Debbie with her black hats, shoulder pads, blazers....and of course, her electric youth.
Roughly the same age...totally the same genre.
Which one is your 80's teen (style) idol?

Love It or Leave It: Color Blocking

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Everybody's doing it.
From runway designers to stay at home moms...but should they be?
What do you think?
Proudly designed by Mlekoshi pixel perfect web designs