Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Meet the Designer: Trine from Groovy Baby and Mama




Hi,

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.

Trine


16 comments:

  1. Good Luck Trine - I'm so excited to see what amazing creations you will wow us with :)

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  2. Go Trine, Go Trine. Awsome that you a part of this. Well deserved.

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  3. What a fun introduction! Good luck Trine. I'm sure you'll be amazing!

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  4. Oh oh, addicted to tv series....same here. Tell me more, which ones do you watch.
    So great for you to participate in this project. Good lukc!

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    1. Well the one mentioned above are amongst my favorites right now. I love CSI, Breaking Bad was amazing, House of Cards so well played, Orange is the new Black funny and naughty .... What can I say a tv series aholic!!

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  5. Awesome seeing a fellow Dane here :) So excited too see what you make this season, but I know it will be gorgeous as it always is when you sew :)

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  6. Good luck Trine. We Australians love all things Danish, whether it is your handsome prince who stole the heart of our Mary Donaldson or your beautiful home wares etc that you export to our side of the world. I have Danish ancestry, so I will be on your side plus I do love your work.

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    1. Thanks, Marjorie - and he is a hunk that Crown Prince Frederik :-)

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  7. Love your intro! I am so excited to see what you make! So much fun :).

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  8. Oh man! We are toast! I am so so excited to see what you make! Everything you create is flawless and seeping with that fabulous Danish style! I was making the Roma dress the other day and getting frustrated and thought man I bet trine whipped this up with her eyes closed ha!

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    1. Nope, Kelly - I absolutely struggled with that Roma. And did not do it exactly as suggested in the instructions! But thanks for thinking that ;-)

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