Wednesday, June 05, 2013


In 1987 I attended a sewing-course at The School of Arts and Craft / Fagskolen, which gave me a basic introduction to pattern making and sewing.

Years later in 1996 I was living in Copenhagen, when a new Formal Education was launched in my home town, Odense. The College of Arts and Crafts had added a new department, specializing in couture. I decided to focus on one thing from then on and applied, was accepted and moved back.

The three years I spent there specializing in couture, costume. . .  encouraged by passionate teachers, gave me confidence to start my own business.

A business offering Couture, Custom made and Bridal, where every single step, from appointments, measurements, design, pattern making, fittings to executing the dresses always have been handled by me, to secure the satisfaction of  my customers. For my full resume, take a look at the top-menu.

The Teachers: Karin-Lisse, Gitte and Elise.

Unfortunatly the Government at that time decided that, there were too many creative Institutions in Denmark and closed most of the Colleges down some years later.

Readers, do you know the Teachers ? Share your experience, thoughts and memories if you have any. Have a nice day out there.


KIRKEBY said...

Yes I know Gitte and Elise:)
I spend three and a half year in Fagskolen and Håndarbejdsseminariet in 1990 and had a wonderful time.
Ragards Maria Kirkeby

KIRKEBY said...

That was ment to be regards

John Frantsen said...

Hej Maria,
Tak for din kommentar. Godt at se der er andre her i blogland med samme baggrund. -Uddannelsen som kan fører mange veje hen. . . Jeg så på din profil at du har været brudekjoleskrædder. Hvor og hvorfor stoppede du med det, hvis jeg må være så nysgerrig ;o)
Hilsen John