I’m excited to be a part of Lotta’s new book tour today! Her new book Lotta Jansdotter’s Everyday Style is one I had been eyeing up for a while. Ever since I heard that she paired up with Alexia Abegg, I knew it was going to be amazing. Of course I’ve always loved Lotta’s beautiful and clean Scandinavian style.
The book is a beautiful hardcover with full-size pattern sheets included in the back envelope. The front of the book is filled with tons of information and inspiration and is divided seasonally. I thought it was extremely awesome that the garments were shown on a variety of models (as well as Lotta herself). The projects are great basics that would definitely be great for anyone to add to their sewing repertoire, included are a shirt, jacket + coat, shorts + pant, top + dress, top + tunic + kaftan, and bags.
Once I flipped through and spotted the Esme Top I knew that was what I wanted to make. A simple top, with a variety of sleeve options. It also includes tunic and kaftan styles. And fast it was! The size chart is found on page 127. Tracing and cutting went off without a hitch. Only due to personal preference, I omitted the facings and went with a bias tape finish at the neckline. I seriously can’t believe how quickly it sewed up! And with this amazing fabric (of course it’s by Lotta, too!) it’s a top that looks like I put in way more effort getting dressed than I actually did (or at least I hope, ha!). I feel dressed up, but it’s just a simple top that’s super comfy. I will definitely be making more.
If you’d like to see more information and projects from the book, be sure to follow along on the blog tour:
Dec 1 – Lotta
Dec 2 – STC Craft
Dec 3 – Windham
Dec 4 – Noodlehead
Dec 7 – Modern Handcraft
Dec 8 – Sew Scatterbrained
Dec 9 – Crimson Tate
Dec 11 – Groovy Baby & Mama
Dec 14 – City Stitching with Christine Haynes
Dec 15 – Craft Sanity
Dec 16 – Aesthetic Nest
Dec 17 – Sew Mama Sew
Dec 18 – Lish Dorset
Dec 19 – Fancy Tiger Crafts
Dec 21 – Generation Q
Dec 22 – Carolyn Friedlander
Dec 23 – Crafty Planner
Ready to win some fun prizes????
Includes a copy of the book, a Fat Quarter of Lotta’s fabric from Windham, Lotta temporary tattoos, and Lotta washi tape! That’s a whole bunch of goodness!
- Leave a comment, that’s all. If you want to tell me what you’re sewing or baking or cooking this weekend, I’d love to hear!
- One winner will be chosen.
Giveaway closes at 10 PM CST, Sunday, December 6th.Giveaway is now closed, thank you to those who entered! Winner will be announced in my next post.
Below are a few links if you’re new to Lotta’s work:
p.s. I was given a copy of the book for review as well as the fabric. I can honestly say that both the book and fabric are ones I would have purchased regardless.