Sunday, May 20, 2012

Me in my national costume

18 years ago I started embroidering this festive costume from Tromsoe (my home town). It took me 3 years to finish it. This year is the first in 12 years that the costume fitted me again, and it was fun to be able to wear it on our national day and again at a wedding yesterday. The blue fabric is a fine woolfabric, and the shirt and apron is made from raw silke. The big flowers (called Tromsoe palms) is made with heeps of french knots ( I got to be quite an expert).


Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

14 comments:

  1. Fine pia i flott bundad! Nydelig bunad og så ekstra morro når du har sydd den selv :o)

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  2. Så flott å se deg i bunaden. Det står utrolig respekt av at du har kommet deg inn i den igjen. Ønsker deg all lykke til videre med alt. Noen ganger må man ta de rette valgene.

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  3. Nydelig bunad, og så artig det må være at du har sydd den selv og at den passer etter så mange år. Flott!

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  4. you looks so cute, I have and "made"- with a lot of help a danish folk dance dress too when I was a teenager or maybe 13 or 14, I don't have the dress anymore and it wouldn't fit anyways. Din er bare nydelig :-)

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  5. It suits you very well.
    Brigitte/Austria

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  6. Så fin du er i bunaden! Flott bunad, for et arbeid!

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  7. So beautiful Siv! Congratulations on fitting it again!

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  8. Your National Costume is beautiful and you look absolutely fabulous wearing it. Well done you.... for stitching the costume and for fitting into it again
    Hugs

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  9. Wow your costume is beautiful!

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  10. how lovely - you did beautiful work!

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  11. Tromsøbunaden er kjempefin. Min Nordlandsbunad har dessverre krympet i skapet.

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  12. Så nydelig bunad du har :0)

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  13. I was always admiring bugnad! it's such beautiful and stylish dress! I wish I had one:D. Ha det!

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  14. Your costume is lovely. So much work went it to it and it shows . . fabulous!

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