Yet again inspired by A closet full of posies I bought Lotta Jansdotter 'Everyday Style'. I love all things Scandinavian so thought this book might be just my kind of thing! It aims to create a wardrobe for every season from five basic sewing patterns. I knew nothing about Lotta prior to getting the book and oddly was a little disappointed when I read that she was a fabric designer (albeit an amazing one!)and not a sewist - Alexia Abegg from Green Bee patterns had designed the patterns. Any disappointment soon disappeared - the book is beautiful and I really enjoyed the journey that it takes you on through the seasons. I especially loved that Lotta uses real people in her life of all ages and sizes to model the garments. Although there are only five basic patterns there are several adaptions per pattern creating seemingly endless possibilities! As well as the garments there are also patterns for several bags and tutorials for accessories.
I'm afraid that my photo's of the book did not turn out so well - but you get the idea!
The patterns are simple with only minimal shaping (if any at all) so if you are looking for something with complex flounces and ruffles this is not the book for you!
You have to tract off the pattern you want from the pattern sheets included with the book but they are set out well so it's really not too difficult
I made the Esme tunic - I really like the shape - fitted at the chest and loose over the tummy/hips. I added 2" to the length, but otherwise made the pattern as it is in the book.
A pom pom trim scarf!
And another Esme tunic! This one is so versatile and has been in almost constant rotation since I made it.
I will certainly be making other items from the book (I already have some purple denim for yet another Esme!!).
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