Sew MariefleurMy name is Marie-Fleurine (well – mostly just Fleurine) and I live in the town of Kabelvåg, far in the north of Norway. I am actually German, but my love for Norway and my Norwegian husband brought me to Norway in 2011. Now we live with our children and our dog Sara in a house we hope to renovate soon, the scenic and breathtaking landscape of Northern Norway right outside our door.

I started sewing in early 2015, while I was writing my master thesis. I needed a good reason to procrastinate and something a little more “hands-on” to do while writing. My mother-in-law gave me an old Husqvarna Viking sewing machine and I12022145_1056331334411294_1389002063_o started with some easy quilting. But what should I do with the things I quilted? I didn’t want to have our house full of quilted blankets and pillows… Somehow I realized that it is actually possible to sew clothes and I got immediately hooked.  I spent hours and hours sewing, looking for patterns (preferably from indie designers), fabric and the inspiring creations of others.

Today I am sewing with a Janome Skyline s7 and on a Bernina L460.

The earlier photos on my blog and the photos of my Acton Dress have been taken by Angelique from Angie Foto and are edited by me.

Say hello at hello@sewmariefleur.com!

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This blog is not a sponsor page, but I like collaborating with like-minded people and brands. This blog contains affiliate links to the stores of some of the pattern designers I have been testing for several times and who’s patterns I can recommend. Sewing and blogging can be an expensive hobby and affiliate links and free products help me to keep this blog going. When receiving products or money for blog posts I’ll always state this clearly. – 

6 comments on “About

  1. Hello there! I am amazed that you are sewing so well after only two years! Wowowowowowow! Your pictures and your enthusiasm are inspiring me to just go ahead and do more sewing. I have a ton of fabric but not a lot of time and tell myself, “Ohh, I’ll get to it when (this or that) happens.” And I wait for the perfect moment…and with two young kids, the perfect moment never comes. I’m learning that if I wait and wait I’ll never make anything, so I might as well suck it up and make more stuff, even if it’s not perfect, even if I have very little time. Thanks for your awesome blog–what inspiration!?????✨

    • Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Lorien! It really touches me when I read that my little blog inspires other people to sew or to pursue whatever makes them happy. I am alwys amazed by the young mothers out there who still find time to sew! I really hope you’ll finde some time to sew and that it brings you as much joy and strength as it brings me!

  2. Debbie

    Fleurine, you are doing a fantastic job with sewing your wardrobe! I, too used to sew all my clothes, except pants (kudos to you!!!!). My sister-in-law got me started 30+ years ago. I sewed for myself, my girls, nieces, and a few others. Then my kids grew up and I kind of lost my groove. I want to still be sewing. Your photos are very inspiring along with your variety of what your sewing. Thank you for giving me a light bulb.:)

  3. Wow, das klingt ja nach einem wunderschönen Verlauf. Da ich deinen Blog jetzt erst entdeckt habe, deinen Stil aber sehr gerne mag, hab ich nun einiges zu lesen. Liebe Grüße aus Germany…..

  4. Hi Fleurine I found your blog tonight I ove your makes, I am amazed how quickly you seem to have picked it up. I have spent a lot of time admiring others work and yet don’t seem to have found what it takes to get started myself. Also you are so slim you look great in the clothes you make! I hope some of your mojo rubs off onto me, I need it! Estelle from Australia

  5. Shantelle Worthylake

    Hello Fleurine, I stumbled across your Instagram feed and from there found your blog. Beautiful portfolio of clothing! I am also living in Tromsø, originally from Canada but enjoying the far North. I just started sewing pj’s for my children and have been a little unsure where to go next but after seeing some of your beautiful creations I am anxious to start sewing clothing of my own! I think it is a great distraction from the long dark winter. ?

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