Love Copenhagen

The trip to Copenhagen was a dream. Not so much for me as a hobby sewist, but I had a terrific time with my friends and eventually fell in love with the city as well. Which seemed impossible on the first day, because it started to rain very hard just about 10 minutes before we got back to the apartment. And we got SOAKED. It was as if we had had a shower in the middle of the street, fully dressed. It took three days for the shoes I wore that night to dry out.

After such a welcome, everything was perfect, including the weather. The Danes are really nice people, helpful, polite, smiling and at the same time they seem to be really satisfied with life. And they have made their capital really enjoyable for someone who loves cycling. I only wish I had a fraction of that in Athens!

Prior to the trip I searched for fabric shops in Copenhagen and found a list of few here. There are mostly Stof 2000 in the list, but I couldn´t put my friends through hours-long fabric hunt anyway, so I was satisfied with the two Stof 2000 that are right in the centre of the city, close to Nørreport metro station.

It was very interesting, especially because the bigger of the two stores also offered fabrics by Giorgio Armani and other famous designers. The price tags were of course accordingly big.

I really liked that there was a corner where one could go through most of the pattern companies´ catalogues and order the patterns (I am not sure, maybe they were actually available on spot). Everything from Vogue to Burda and in addition, some less known brands.

The selection of more affordable fabrics was very Scandinavian in my opinion – geometrical prints and colours, that I didn´t really feel were ME. But they had an amazing variety of good quality cotton fabrics for children with really colourful prints that I had to restrain myself from buying because I don´t have children yet.

There was also a separate room for bridal silks and lace:

Home textiles on the ground floor:

Me looking around for something to buy:

The fabric in the photo above looks really nice, but from close I didn´t really like its quality, so I ended up with this:

The tag claimed it is cotton but I am almost sure it is synthetic. I don´t really mind, because I like the warm colours of it and I already have an idea what to make out of it. It will be a simple, girly summer dress, right now I am considering New Look 6046, the short version of model A, but without the ruffles on the shoulder straps:

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