About me


To my corner of the blog world. My name is Elin and I’m really thrilled you are here — I think you and I are very alike. Do we both share the love for vintage and retro? Maybe you have a long distance relationship? Or do you just love blogging?

No matter the answer I think we will make great friends.

I’m a hobbyist seamstress and costume maker who has hopes to inspire others with my work. I make a lot of historically inspired things and ruffle dresses. This blog is a way of sharing my progress and my process through text and pictures but also give a glimpse into my daily life.


A bit more about me: I’m mostly self taught when it comes to sewing, I learn through trial and error. When I was a young kid my mom would make me amazing, princess like dresses for me. We even had matching dresses at some stage. So though my wonderful mom I learned almost everything I know today. Together we sewed my prom dress and many graduation dresses.

I live in Sweden with my British boyfriend who left his life in England for me. Together we have a cat named Sherlock Holmes who I wish was as smart as his name implies. My “real job” is as a librarian in a small town.


I have always loved vintage but haven’t worn it daily until this last year. My favorite era is 1940’s and 1950’s.


“life under the thinking tree”

Is a slogan that comes from a specific hairstyle I rock everytime i need to think, work or concentrate. You could say it looks like a little tree on the top of my head. So I called it just that; a thinking tree that grew all my thoughts and ideas into better ones. 


If you have any questions or ideas on sewing projects I should try next comment. I will always try my hardest to answer all of them.




46 thoughts on “About me

  1. eirlysgwenllian says:

    Hej Elin. 🙂
    What a brilliant about me page. 🙂 Your passion for vintage and retro clothes sounds very interesting. 🙂 I myself am not that much into fashion, but I like lots of things vintage, including dresses. Och jag älskar allting svensk och Sverige och svenska språket, jag har läst det för omkring tio år och jag älskar det fortfårande så mycket som i början, om inte mer. 😀
    Happy blogging. 🙂

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    • Elin's Era says:

      Thank you so much 🙂 What a lovely comment of you 😀 And how fun that you have studied swedish 😀 I myself know around 15 languages. Im dyslexic so my spelling is sometimes off, but I do understand around 15 🙂 XD Where are you from? 😀

      Hope you will have a lovely day ❤

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      • eirlysgwenllian says:

        Oh wow, 15 languages, that’s awesome! I like to call myself a polyglot, but I definitely don’t know that many, at least not fluently and not at this point. I only speak Polish and Welsh besides English and Swedish. I am from Poland. What languages do you know? 🙂

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      • Elin's Era says:

        I know Swedish, english, danish. norweigen, latin, german, Faroese, finnish, french. then thanks to my latin I udnerstand: italien, spanish, greek…..wait thats only 12….well close enough right XD

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  2. Pia says:

    I love your thinking hairdo. I used to have a silly hat and when I wore it, my husband was not allowed to disturb me no matter what he thought I was not doing. (sitting still and looking at something is not always “nothing”)

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  3. Benedicte says:

    Thank you so much for visiting my little space of Blog Universe! I am so happy you did, because I discovered yours! I also love 50s style dresses.
    I am so sorry that you are currently out of sorts… I hope your Dad gets better quickly and that England spits that lovely boy of yours back to Sweden soon. As for teal, brown and orange? Yes please 🙂

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  4. Clicking for Cash from Home says:

    I like your site and yes sewing is fun! I sewed my first Simplicity dress in 1972. It was sleeveless, had a scoop neckline, two darts in the front and back, and a long zipper in the back. Cost all of $5.00 to make. Fast forward: March 2018 while shopping with two of my sisters, I saw the same exact dress style on a mannequin. The cost… $175.00. Whoa horsey! When I told my sisters about my sewing the same dress, they chuckled. I’ve also taken sewing design classes and designed a few outfits from scratch, but I no longer sew because it’s a little on the pricey side.

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  5. john says:

    I like what you guys are up also. Such intelligent work and reporting! Carry on the excellent works guys I have incorporated you guys to my blogroll. I think it will improve the value of my site :).


  6. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

    You’re very talkative for a librarian… could you tone it down a bit?? Lol!! Jk! I’m John. I usually do random blog reading and came across yours! Very interesting material! I’m liking it!

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  7. Junieper/Jesh stG says:

    Thanks for connecting to my blog! You live in Sweden, but are you a Swede? Love to see more of your work of costumes. I love certain movies, just for the old costumes! In the past I sewed much more, but now it’s for curtains and repairing things. Happy belated New Year:)

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