I was once a middle school teacher who sewed my own clothes just for the fun of it.
But I became more and more frustrated with the fact that the garments never turned out quite as I had imagined. So I took a lot of classes and read tons of books about sewing, designing, fitting and drafting. And I kept sewing and learning more and more.
Fast forward through a period of 7 years where I taught school full time, studied at evening classes to learn design, drafting and grading AND sold other Danish sewing patterns (with instructions in English) in my online shop.
In 2012 I quit my teaching job and now I use my background in education to help other sewers make well-fitting every-day clothes through great (teaching!) MariaDenmark patterns, workshops and classes in both Denmark and internationally.
If you’d like to contact me – maybe you’d like to ask a question for the Q&A section, or maybe you’d like me to do a guest post on your blog (or you can do one here), or maybe you’d just like to chat – feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
If you’d like to hear my voice, I podcast with the lovely Tini in the “Twin Needle Podcast“.
I’m also MariaDenmark on Patternreview.com, on Craftsy.com, on Ravelry.com and on Flickr.com. (yeah, not very inventive with the name, I know..). Come and be my friend/follower/contact and whatever it’s called!
If you’d like to know more about me, you can have a look at this interview at imake.gg (in which I reveal what my favourite word is and what job I’d never do) and also there is this interview at Sew Busy Lizzy (in which I talk about my sewing history and my design inspiration). There. Now you know (almost) all about me!