I learned to sew when I was 5, in a house with a never ending fabric stash, an industrial sewing machine and without a pattern in sight. From then on, my Barbies had the most "original" and abundant wardrobe on the block. As a teen, I used my skills for myself. I still remember my MC Hammer inspired harem pants and the very red and shinny vinyl mini skirt. After a sewing hiatus of several years, trying to figure out which "real" job would suit me, exploring other techniques and living life as a mom of 2 boys to the fullest, I finally returned to my soulmate craft.
My "stuffies expertise" was developed volunteering at my sons primary school, sewing book characters figurines. I love the challenge of figuring out how to render all the little details in 3D. I'm lucky to have found authors who trust me enough to hire me to bring life to their creations. (see work here)
Since my head is always full of new ideas and my heart forever wanting to learn new techniques, having an Etsy shop with my own designs was "written in the stars" ever since I discovered it in 2006. So in November 2012, after designing a collection of infinity scarves, I finally listed my very first items on Atelier Caroline!
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