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ABOUT ME

Hello, my name is Sofia

Miss Sophie is my alter ego. My real name is Sofia Jansson and creating historical garments is my greatest passion! Some people have a specific, favorite era – I don’t. I make Viking age clothes as well as 1950’s reproductions and everything in between. Creating clothes from such a wide time range helps me to understand changes in both fashion and ideas about the female body in western european culture.

I have a Bachelor’s degree from studies in Culture, Society and Media production and have worked at both Skansen and Gamla Linköping open-air museum as a guide and interpreter/educator. At the moment I’m working as an antiquarian at Sörmlands museum, where Nyköping Castle is my field of responsibility. Even though making historical clothes is ”just a hobby” I can use my knowledge of dressing in the past almost everyday at work.

Hand sewing historical garments doesn’t only bring you insights about life several hundred years ago, it also makes you reflection upon our own lives today. How is it possible to buy new clothes for almost nothing, and who has to pay the real price? In the future I dream of making my historical garments from fabrics that are not only of the right quality, but also produced with the environment and the workers at heart.

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Let me show you some of my work

Please click on the images to read more about the costumes.

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  • 1100-1520
  • 1920-1960
  • 1520-1620
  • 800-1100
  • 1700-1790
  • 1790-1820

Kirtle, late 14th century

1100-1520

1580’s Ensemble

1520-1620

The maid

1700-1790

Regency Day Dress 1806-1810

1790-1820

Viking ensemble 800-1000

800-1100

Viking matrona

800-1100

Regency promenade ensemble

1790-1820

1950’s housewife

1920-1960

1940’s summer dress

1920-1960

Vogue 1948

1920-1960

Mad Men dress

1920-1960

Regency Ball Gown

1790-1820

Shop

Unfortunately, my closet is too small for all of my historical garments, so I have decided to find some of them a new home. If you are looking for ready-made historical clothes, this is a perfect chance!

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Thoughts, ideas and work in progress

Want to know more about what is going on in Miss Sophie’s Atelier? Here is the blog for you!

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