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Lotta Jansdotter’s Everyday Style

Esme Top from Lotta Jansdotter's Everyday Style book, sewn by Anna Graham.

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.

Esme Top from Lotta Jansdotter's Everyday Style book, sewn by Anna Graham.

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.

Esme Top from Lotta Jansdotter's Everyday Style book, sewn by Anna Graham.

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.

Esme Top from Lotta Jansdotter's Everyday Style book, sewn by Anna Graham.

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 23Crafty 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!

To Enter:

  • 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:

Workshops | Fabric Collections | Books | Tattly | Alexia Abegg

Esme Top from Lotta Jansdotter's Everyday Style book, sewn by Anna Graham.

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.

244 thoughts on “Lotta Jansdotter’s Everyday Style

  1. Nancy C says:

    Love Lotta’s fabric and work. The top looks great!

  2. katybee says:

    I have some of that fabric and love it. And now seeing it as a tunic – I really love it. So cute and fun!

  3. Linda Bilsborrow says:

    I used to make my own clothes but gave up because I couldn’t find fabric or patterns that i liked. This has made me think again!

  4. Kris Bolick says:

    I am making pajamas for 8 kids…almost have them cut out.

  5. Maria says:

    So much goodness! It would be so nice :)!
    This weekend I am planing to finish some baby bibs for my little princess that will be born soon, make one more set of bed sheets for the crib and if I still have energy make some granola with chocolate. These are the ones in my list, let’s see what I can accomplish!

    Have a nice weekend,
    Maria

  6. I want your shoes! I’m waiting on some backing for a quilt top that I just finished (Wanta Fanta quilt). And I started working on this other quilt that I put away for a bit because it was driving me crazy (Haute Ziggity quilt). I want to start Fancy Forest by Elizabeth Hartman but I should really get my other projects done. And I need to fix lasagna and deal with the aftermath of giving my child M&Ms to keep her occupied for 20 minutes. And I shouldn’t have had that 3rd cup of coffee. LOL

  7. cynthia says:

    I hadn’t seen this book yet! Thanks for a great introduction and review. I adore Lotta’s work!

  8. smonakey says:

    My bestie will be in town for a conference this weekend. I’m planning on picking her up from the airport & spending some time with her before I have to deliver her to her destination. I usually only see her once a year, so I’m delighted to get a second (albeit short) visit this year.

  9. Amy K says:

    What a lovely looking book! I’m actually going to be finishing a small Trail Tote this weekend so it can be shipped off to my niece in time for Christmas in Australia!

  10. Carolyn says:

    Celebrating my birthday by going to St Augustine. Sewing resumes on Monday making mermaid tails.

  11. Holly H says:

    I’m doing my Christmas baking this weekend, toffee, cookies and turtles. Yum!

  12. Becca says:

    I would LOVE to make holiday gifts from her book!

    I don’t always stop by the blog to say hello, but I just wanted to say how happy I am to see your blog come so far!!

  13. junglewife says:

    Sewing some of your open-wide pouches as gifts (trying a new, extra-small size since I have a ton of 7-inch zippers!)

  14. Mary says:

    The top looks great, I’m hoping to make a Carry-All pincushion from your book which I got for my birthday yesterday, in between library and Christmas fair visits with the children!

  15. anya says:

    I’ve been eyeing that book! This weekend I’ll be doing a lot of sock knitting while sitting and watching my kids’ swim meet!

  16. Cheryl B says:

    I’ll be working on finishing up a quilted throw this weekend. Would love to win this book but the Lotta temporary tattoos sound like they might provide me hours of great fun, too!

  17. leahannburch says:

    I love that top! Can’t wait to check out that book 🙂

  18. Liz says:

    Love the fabric and the top! I’m going to be hand sewing some binding down, hoping to finish a quilt up!

  19. Heather says:

    I’ll be fixing a caravan pouch I botched when I got too distracted by a podcast to realize that the pocket was going on at a (…rakish?) angle. Love that fabric so much.

  20. I am making tote bags for the ladies who run creches in Vrygrond, Cape Town. They look after 120 children. My sister & her best friend are wrapping up presents for all the kids because they are having a party next weekend. Looks like a great book.

  21. Emily Waldal says:

    I’m making chocolate dipped homemade marshmallows, very yummy

  22. bglasscoe says:

    I’m hoping to have time this weekend to get back to the quilt I started last Sunday. I’m a quilter wanna-be and this would be my first actual real quilt other than little tiny hanging quilts I made years ago.

  23. Laura says:

    Lovely top! I love how it came out. This weekend my plans are to finish knitting some fingerless gloves, sewing some toddler-sized oven mitts and hopefully baking some sugar cookies.

  24. Megan says:

    If I can find the time to sew, this weekend I’ll be working on some ornaments. And cooking… latkes!!!

  25. Stephanie Falkenstein says:

    I’m participating in my town’s yearly Art Night this weekend! It’s a ton of fun and a great opportunity to meet other residents. Of course, I’ll be selling a few things made with your patterns! Thanks for the chance to win Lotta’s book.

  26. Erin says:

    I can’t wait to use her star corduroy. Perfect!

  27. Carmen says:

    I’m rescuing a puppy! OK well, he’s 4 years old, but he’s a Shih Tzu so he looks like a puppy! Thanks for the giveaway.

  28. Caroline says:

    I’m traveling this weekend to see a friend and her new baby, but lots of sewing for Christmas presents next week when I get back home!

  29. db says:

    I won’t be doing any of those this weekend. it’s dance recitals on both Saturday and Sunday!

  30. Camilla says:

    I’ve been looking at this book, especially for that top pattern & the similar dress. What a great giveaway!

  31. elainepill says:

    cooking: something with the millions of brown bananas that are in my freezer. also trying to finish up some knitting projects so i can knit a hat for my husband for christmas. also, house cleaning, bleh.

  32. Melissa says:

    I have 4 bionic gear bags ready to see. Next up is a makers tote for a daughter in laws Christmas! Love your patterns..

  33. Kate says:

    I’ll be making my husband some brownie cookies soon!

  34. Jordan Slice says:

    Sewing: I’m working on finishing my 1st pair of pants: Moji pattern from Seamwork Magazine. And love the fabric & your shirt – looks like a great pattern!

  35. Kathi Krause says:

    Sewing some softie bears for some friends and their newborn babies.

  36. Robby says:

    What a fantastic top! so simple, so wearable. Would love to have her book!

  37. Rachel says:

    So adorable – such a great tunic! I’m planning to decorate the house for the holidays this weekend – which I’m sure will include lots of crafting. 🙂

    Your shoes are so great – mind sharing where they’re from?

  38. dottiedoodle says:

    Beautiful top! I’m not sewing or cooking this weekend as I have 2 craft fairs where I’ll be selling my sewing. Looking forward to sewing for pleasure again next week – I haven’t been able to for months!

  39. Amy B says:

    Hello! I plan on decorating the Christmas Tree and sewing up a First Day Christmas dress for my daughter – your top is lovely 🙂

  40. Wyna Todd says:

    I love Lotta’s book and her fabrics. I’m making a divided basket today and going to fill it up with goodies for a baby shower tomorrow ?

  41. Right now I am putting the binding on a quilted tree skirt for my grandson!

  42. Patti says:

    Oh, this is so pretty! I’m busy baking this weekend, but would love to be browsing through this great book. Thanks for the chance.

  43. britt says:

    making swatches and plans for new knit projects are my weekend plans. can’t wait to either win a copy of the book or (hopefully) get one for christmas! i have been following her work for years and have all of her other books!

  44. Lauren says:

    So so good! Lovely Lotta! This weekend is my last craft show for the year! Then I shift gears and get back to making clothes for myself. So so looking forward to it.

  45. Cas says:

    I’m making some open wide zippered pouches for my girlfriends for our holiday gathering.

  46. Jessica says:

    I’m making Christmas PJ’s for my kiddos! And I need to get started on my baking!

  47. Allison Tom says:

    Really nice top; makes feel like sewing right now!

  48. Kara says:

    I’m finishing up an adorable monkey coin purse as a Christmas gift, and will be cooking Tuscan chicken stew in the slow cooker for the first time. I love good slow cooker recipes, so I hope this one is a winner!

  49. Heather says:

    Love the top and fun fabric! I have been busy sewing for a craft show tomorrow. I’ve beEn feeling festive and making a lot of fun christmas decor to selI. hopefully I will get to work on making a few Christmas gifts this weekend. Cookies would be nice to make too!

  50. Jo says:

    Looks great! I’m making your Makers Tote this weekend for a present as well as a few dumpling purses to fill for teachers presents. Thanks for the competition!

  51. Donna says:

    I will finally be diving into the coat pattern that I’ve been putting off. It’s getting too cold to put it off now. 🙂 Also baking cookies for tree trimming.

  52. Judy says:

    I am finishing a winter table runner in blue and turquoise. It has snowflakes on each corner. I just have the binding left. It will be a Christmas present. I also see some homemade donuts in the future. Yum…

  53. Barb in Mi says:

    Wow, I love the top, especially made with this fabric. Guess I will have to get back to sewing tops!

  54. Hillary says:

    I’m going to finish up a trail tote for a Christmas gift, then back to either my gravity quilt pillow shams or Judy Niemeyer paper pieced quilt. Oh, and clean the house, put up the Christmas tree, and wrap presents.

  55. Emily says:

    Love this book. I’m making pizza and sewing some patchwork pillows this weekend!

  56. magistra13 says:

    You look great in your top! I think I would have been hesitant to use that fabric for a top, but how wrong I was. It really works well and I love the pattern’s shape. I would love to have a closet full of tops like this! Let’s face it, we are all addicted to our t-shirts. We need to realize that there are other options that can be just as comfortable and far more stylish. I really hope I do win this book! M

  57. Alison says:

    No time for sewing for me this weekend! I do have an improv quilt on the design wall taunting and tempting me, though. Perhaps I can make time to sew a few seams…

  58. Renee says:

    Very cute! Planning to sew a mug rug for a guild swap!

  59. Elizabeth says:

    Love it! I’m cutting out some O+S art museum trousers for my little guy today and we’ll see if I can start sewing before he wakes up from nap time.

  60. Allison CB says:

    Your top looks lovely! Way to go! I am planning on baking Christmas cookies and getting a few small gifts made!

  61. Susanne Jensen says:

    love the top and your shoe, have just ordret the book

  62. Julia Polinsky says:

    I love her designs! I’m making a bunch of fudge for a Christmas party this weekend. Mmmmmm.

  63. Kerry says:

    I would love to win this. Just beautiful. KI’m working on an american girl doll elsa dress for Christmas.

  64. Kim says:

    Hi Anna, I love the top you made, it’s very stylish and looks great on you! I’ve been eyeing some Lotta fabrics for living room pillows. Love her fabric! I’m currently working on a geranium dress for my daughter and a matching one for her AG doll. Love seeing your creations! Hope all is well and Happy Holidays to you and yours!

  65. Anita M says:

    I’ll be headed to junior quilt guid meeting to help my daughter make a bag. I love your shirt.

  66. Looks lovely, I will be making my Christmas cake this weekend. Fun.

  67. Kathie E says:

    I am making neck support pillows for holiday gifting. Thanks for the giveaway.

  68. Sheri says:

    The Esme top is fabulous! And the fabric is darling. Today, I baked sourdough bread. Over the weekend, we will finish painting a couple of bedrooms that we have been working on! Yeah!

  69. Emma Karen says:

    I love your fabric choice for the top! Very cute! I’m planning to start working on a pair of pants for my husband this weekend.

  70. Jen Hall says:

    I’m sewing up some gift boxes this weekend.

  71. Sophie says:

    I will start quilting on my composition #2 of Nancy Crow workshop. I basted it this afternoon. Nothing special planned for cooking …

  72. Hey! Fun blog tour and cute pics as usual.. I’m sewing this weekend plus making brownies! I’m 5 mos pregnant so the brownies are a must 🙂 – Marni

  73. Susanne says:

    The book sounds great! Love the simplicity of the top you made. Does baking last night count? My son helped me make one bowl chocolate (cup)cakes. If I can get it together I’ll try to sew a top and bloomers for my niece this weekend. Thanks for give away opportunity!

  74. Anna says:

    Beautiful top! I’m baking blueberry bars with my 4-year old today, and working on a baby quilt.

  75. Christina says:

    Oh, that book look lovely! I haven’t baked today but my hubby has: Norwegian “xmas cake”, which is kind of a doughy sweet bread flavored with cardemom. I also plan on making some banana bread this weekend:-)

  76. Verena Short says:

    Love your posts, so inspirational. I’ve never felt the urge to say clothing before. Your recent Instagram post has given me the little push I needed. Thank you so much ??

  77. Cassie Barry says:

    This weekend, I’m going to my mom’s for chocolate chip pancakes! 😉 And I also should really work on making some Christmas presents too – I keep starting projects but not finishing them.

  78. Carol B says:

    Inspired by two very talented ladies. Would love the opportunity to win her book. Looking for fabric to make your tote. Love the book.

  79. Marta S. says:

    Of COURSE you’re part of her book tour–you guys are spirit animals! A perfect pair. I cannot wait to sew up an Esme tunic. These patterns are to die for!

  80. Wendy L says:

    Lotts’s book looks great. I have just googled it and looked inside. Sunday is my birthday – I plan to sew sew, working on a quilt I started in a Gloria Loughman class “Fabulous Facades” … and if that goes well plan to cut out a silk skirt for me!

  81. bookboxer says:

    I’m making matching tv blankets for my son and grandson … nearly finished (or maybe just started…we’ll see)

  82. Cathy Watkins says:

    My friend’s husband died a few years ago and her daughter is expecting her first baby so I’m making a baby quilt with her husband’s shirts, a surprise for the baby shower (my friend knows just not the new mom)! thanks for the chance!

  83. Bettina says:

    I’ve been sewing the chambray dress from your book! I love it and think Lotta’s patterns would be equally flattering.

  84. Angela Schmidt says:

    Love the top! Adorable! I’m finishing up stockings for my two youngest this weekend.

  85. Margaret says:

    I’m finishing up a few things tomorrow to sell (hopefully) at a craft fair on Sunday.

  86. sop.hie.s says:

    Love Lotta’s work and yours as well 🙂 (btw I’m a newbie seamstress and I’ll hopefully be sewing my own first skirt that hopefully also guts :-))

  87. Angela Brand says:

    I’m making curtains for a campervan! Love your shoes, if you’re listening Santa

  88. Linda says:

    I’m making felt holly and berry garlands to wrap around all of my gifts and hope they will be used as holiday decor in their future homes.

  89. teri says:

    Love seeing all the ideas from this book. Thanks for sharing.

  90. Kerry says:

    Looks great! I’m hoping to start on some Christmas gifts this weekend!

  91. Janelle says:

    that looks lovely! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  92. Carina says:

    I love that sweater!
    I hope I win this great giveaway ?

  93. Betsy S says:

    Cooking turkey soup. The best use of leftovers.

  94. Alice Boudreaux says:

    Yummy, yummy cooking Asian Crack Slaw!

  95. Jennifer says:

    I’m sewing bookmarks for my book group. Love your top!

  96. Melissa Klouda says:

    I’m hoping to start cutting pieces for a Caravan Tote and need to work on a teacher gift – a monogrammed burlap basket. I also just got some Rain Walk fabric from Olive Juice so I will be thinking of projects to use that for 🙂

  97. janet moilanen says:

    Love the top you made! I’m getting ready to put up the tree and start working on a few Christmas gifts.

  98. Allison C says:

    I’m making a baby quilt for my friend

  99. Great top! I’m working on a custom quilt order for a baby’s first Christmas this weekend.

  100. Janey says:

    I am finishing the bindings on Christmas quilts for my grandchildren while a double batch of gingerbread brownies ae baking and will be frosted with a cream cheese frosting and taken to some really nice people. Thanks for sharing. I am interested.

  101. Becki Fisher says:

    Quilting my Grandson’s Christmas quilt. Haven’t sewn any clothes for myself in quite awhile…this has started me thinking maybe I should ?

  102. Sarah says:

    Daughters and I ordered some zippers from Zipit and they just arrived. We are making a few little zipper pouches as gifts for their friends. I also got some of the metal zippers for the Gingham Tote from your book. I’ll probably keep the first try for myself and make a second one for my sister for Christmas. Last year I made her that poncho you featured in the blog from a beautiful grey wool.

  103. Judy says:

    Love the top, book sounds awesome. I’m finishing my handmade style floor pouf this weekend!

  104. darlene says:

    love the esme top … for that reason alone, i need this book … would like to begin sewing clothing for me, again … i know i’ve *gone up* a few sizes and i’m hoping i can *mask* this gain … the top is darling — are there bust darts? i hate bust darts …. thanks for the opportunity to win …. darlen

  105. Debbie says:

    Cute top. I love her fabric and have used it in two quilts.

  106. Kim says:

    What a fun top!

  107. Marian says:

    Love that top! I am making sauerkraut, doing some epp – not enough time!

  108. Gina says:

    I can’t wait to see this book!!! I’m actually working on 3 Road Trip cases for gifts! I love this pattern so far and how customizable it is 🙂

  109. Margie says:

    Fingers crossed! You’re top looks super cute.

  110. Sandra W says:

    I love your top and the fabric choice. All of your made clothes look lie they are effortless to wear. The book looks amazing.

  111. ‘Coz the season. Today, binding a quilt for Christmas gift, made sweet and spicy pecans, crack, and going through books and magazines to ecstasy the studio.

  112. Meg says:

    What a cute, wearable shirt! This weekend I’m working on 2 chambray buttondowns!

  113. Vicki Seals says:

    Would this be a good book for a good beginner? I love your top. Thanks for the great giveaway! vickise at gmail dot com

  114. Lynda Garcia says:

    What a great giveaway! Your shirt is adorable 🙂

  115. Elise Baek says:

    Wow that looks great! Would love to make one also and this weekend I’m hoping to sew up a pair of Hudson pants for my hubby! 🙂

  116. Colleen says:

    I really like the way you photographed your creation, you did a wonderful job of showing the top.
    This weekend is for relaxing and enjoying our family a family dinner on Saturday nothing special just regular food the young ones will not think anything about it now but hopefully years from now they will have a few Saturday just regular dinners nothing special just family enjoying a meal together just like when they were young

  117. Shelley says:

    This weekend I’m knitting as much as I can on a Christmas stocking for my niece. I started it in September and had lots of time and now I suddenly only have two weeks of usable time left!

  118. I love the simplicity of the top!

  119. corinandali says:

    2 skirts for a birthday present, a couple of dress ups for the kids and a graduation present.

  120. farmquilter says:

    I am sewing potholders and starting on the 6 paper pieced Christmas stockings I need to make!

  121. Shawna says:

    I really enjoy your reviews. I just finished my first project from your book the pencil case which I needed for a trip and just got your pattern Roadtrip in the kit from Craftsy today! I hope to have the case done before hoping on a plane next week. I need a place to stash my embroidery for a Christmas present I am working on. Thanks so much for the wonderful designs you have brought to the pattern world!

  122. Jennifer Cole says:

    That top looks perfect! I am hoping that 2016 is the year I can really start adding more homemade pieces to my wardrobe. I made a couple of tank tops this summer, and Lotta’s patterns look perfect for year round layering. Thanks for the chance!

  123. Patti McGarry says:

    This weekend I’m glued to the sewing machine making microwave bowl holders for many of my friends. Love Lotta’s book, there are some beautiful pieces in there!

  124. Mary says:

    Great loooking top. Love the fabric pattern as well. I am working on Christmas gift sewing.

  125. Kerry says:

    Oooohhhhhh! I would so like to win Lotta’s book! Tomorrow, Mom and I are supposed to go to a cookie exchange so we’ve got cookie-baking and finger food-making to do. Thanks for the chance to win!

  126. Shannon Halley says:

    ahhh, does it get much better than lotta?! what a great give-away. I just started knitting some striped leg warmers, disco style. ?

  127. Brittany Waller says:

    I’m finishing dolls I made for my kids for Christmas and baking cookies with my three year old!

  128. Rachel says:

    Right now I’m knitting a teddy bear.

  129. Pam says:

    Cute top! I’m going to bake some cookies this weekend and hope to work on sewing a tote for a gift.

  130. Great top. I’m working on a mystery quilt this weekend.

  131. Sally P. says:

    This weekend, I’m working on a couple pouches as gifts for a swap that we are having at my quilt guild on Sunday 🙂

  132. Monica says:

    Cute! Such fun fabric! I’m hoping to work on a Washi tunic as well as finish up a few Christmas gifts (including your gathered clutch!).

  133. Taya@TypeB says:

    I’m hoping to get a little sewing in this weekend – hemming some pants (boo) and working on a Christmas runner (yea!). Thanks for the giveaway!

  134. Kristin says:

    Finishing up a cathedral window quilted pillow and starting my first super tote!

  135. oh, I love this top! I wish I were baking pumpkin chocolate chip cake but I have no time so maybe next weekend lol

  136. Lindsay osco says:

    Love your top! Lotta jansdotter is the best.

  137. Linda Fleming says:

    Beautiful top, wonderful book. I’d love to use it to get back into making clothes for myself again.
    Time to go sew the label on a quilt for my great- nephew!

  138. Zenna says:

    It’s going to be 40 degrees (112F) here this weekend so I’m hoping not to have to turn my oven on at all. I need to finish a little dumpling pouch this weekend so I plan to sit in front of the fan and work on that.

  139. Sarah G says:

    Hoping to make some Christmas gifts this weekend!

  140. Zura says:

    I love everything Lotta! And that top is dreamy, simplicity at its best!

  141. Lisa keown says:

    I am super excited about Lotta’s book! I’m going to sew the bucket bag from Every Day Style this weekend. A great Christmas gift for my almost 90 year old grandmother in law to take to cards

  142. Ann says:

    Working on our guild charity quilt for quilt con.

  143. Rose says:

    This book (and your book) are on my Christmas wish list. This weekend I am making baby leggings for my soon-to-be born 3rd child. I haven’t had much experience with knits, so have been really pleased with my results so far, but also hoping that I have cut the waist elastic to the right size…

  144. I love the pattern and Lotta’s work. I have the printing book of hers. I’ll be at a christmas market on Saturday selling my prints. 🙂

  145. Lisa says:

    Love love love your work – I check your blog obsessively every day!
    I’m finishing the top to a star quilt and watching my little boy play basketball this weekend (not at the same time 🙂

  146. Emily says:

    Looks fantastic! Ansley performed at an expo and I am finishing my cd covers.

  147. Cheryl says:

    Making a big pot of split pea soup and some gingerbread people.

  148. Heather O says:

    I just finished making a Camden cape and will now make Christmas stockings! Very excited about this book.

  149. Sabine says:

    I am sewing a christmas table runner for my mum

  150. Cathy King says:

    I’m going to be snuggling with my 2 year old granddaughter and spoiling her as much as possible!! Love the top and the fabric!!…

  151. Very nice top! I’m working on Christmas gifts… shh! They are a secret! 😉 Thanks for the fun!

  152. Yaarit G says:

    Love this top

  153. Alicia says:

    I am working on my first Linden sweatshirt. Would love to win and make another garment. Thanks for the chance.

  154. Krystina says:

    I am hoping to sew something up … Most likely will just rest and sleep though … I don’t like being sick!

  155. Jen U. says:

    I am sewing up a super cute fleece yeti for my 4-year-old nephew for Christmas 🙂

  156. Emily says:

    I am hoping to sew a Christmas quilt up, I don’t have one!

  157. So beautiful, it fits you like a glove! Cute fabric, too. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway. Applesauce, dye pots, your Super Tote and another Wiksten Tova top are on my weekend roster.

  158. Claire May says:

    I have just made a gingerbread house and sewing wise I am making 15 of your wide mouth cosmetic bags to give to my sons’ childcare carers. It is all full on! Thanks for the giveaway

  159. AmandaA says:

    I am in Stratford-on-Avon in England to go to the theatre on Saturday,mother on Sunday I’m joining some stitchy friends to visit a private collection of quilts and embroidery. Thanks for the giveaway.

  160. Sandy says:

    I am trying to finish a Christmas quilt for myself. I always give everything away.

  161. rebecca says:

    Hi I am making aneela hooey’s hold it all pouch

  162. Lorna says:

    I’m just settling down to start cutting out my fabric for a Makers’ Tote for my mother for Christmas. Wish me luck

    Your top is beautiful – I love your attention to detail and the styling in your photographs. Thank you for the giveaway

  163. Sheila says:

    Putting finishing touches to a Christmas table runner.

  164. Paula Castro says:

    I just love Lotta’s style and work!

  165. Alex says:

    Love that top on you. I’ve just been thinking of making some tops for myself so might give this one a go 🙂

  166. Tamie says:

    I’m not sewing or cooking this weekend as I am sitting at the airport waiting to board a plane to visit my daughter and her family- especially my two year old granddaughter. I see snuggles in my future.

  167. Julie Oh says:

    The book looks great’ I love the style. I’m currently trying to finish a quilt, it’s a Vhristmas present and I’m feeling the pressure of the deadline!

  168. Lisa Mancini says:

    I just bought your super tote pattern and I have some 80’s Ken Done fabric – hoping the 2 together will make an awesome summer bag for my holiday,

  169. Melissa says:

    Every time I read your blog I’m inspired to try to sew clothes. Maybe over the holidays. Although trying them on after turkey and cookies might not be a great idea! 🙂

  170. What a lovely giveaway! I am going to sew your Divided basket!

  171. Kristine says:

    What a fun top! I am making fabric bookmarks today as small gifts for friends.

  172. Justine Malinski says:

    Love the top, thanks for the chance to win. I am making holiday napkins, mitered corners and all!

  173. diane beavers says:

    Anna, I’m digging those Mary Jane/ Scandinavian wooden bottom shoes w/your Esme top:) Stitching up two of everything below from Handmade Style: Carry All Pin Cushion, Gadget Case and Flour Pouf (first time ever)
    Cooking up a storm: shortbread, pfernuesse cookies, chicken pot pies and southwest chili.
    Thanks for sharing your seamstressing..if there is such a word.

  174. Jennifer Brady says:

    I love lottas style! And yours, too anna! I’ve made your trail tote and love it!

  175. Bonnie Larson says:

    What a great looking top. I have to get back to sewing garments again. Thanks so much for sharing

  176. Jennifer says:

    So fun! I love the top!

  177. Ozge Basagac says:

    I am sewing clutches and baking “borek”, a Turkish pastry with any kind of filling like cheese, vegetables etc.

  178. Pam-ella says:

    Love the cat fabric. Can’t wait to see the book.

  179. Erin says:

    I’m currently in the middle of Christmas gift sewing. Would love to win. Thanks!

  180. Cassandra says:

    I love how your top turned out! This weekend I am sewing bindings onto a couple quilts that are gifts.

  181. Kathleen says:

    I am working on Christmas gifts this weekend, both knitting and sewing. Thanks for the chance to win. Your top is so cute!

  182. Laura says:

    I saw a copy of this book at a friend’s house and would love to get my hands on it! I’m sewing up a storm of Christmas pjs right now for my kids, nephew and niece but after Christmas I’m hoping to do a little selfish sewing 🙂

  183. Jennifer says:

    Your top looks amazing! Would love to win the book and make one myself ?

  184. Maria Elena says:

    Love this top and dresses seen in Lotta’s new book! I am knitting, hats, shawls, cowls and a baby sweater for knit worthy family. Also, sewing for myself and children, besides the usual bag making??. Would LOVE to add this book to my sewing library and make this great top!

  185. yvonne says:

    I can’t wait to read this book- it looks great. Been working on pairing life down to the essentials and having a stylish, comfortable wardrobe with afew well-loved pieces is a good place to start.

  186. green231 says:

    not much time for sewing but waiting to get on with bonnie hunter’s mystery quilt clue 2.

  187. Eliza Ablovatski says:

    I also love Lotta’s stuff. I think this weekend I’m hoping to start on a handlebar bag for my son’s bike — he asks every time we go outside if I’ve finished it yet…

  188. Margo says:

    Beautiful top! I’m going to Seattle for the weekend, so I’m hoping to knit in the car on our drive!

  189. Anny says:

    I really want to make that cute top! Today we’re volunteering at the Dickens Festival, then sewing drawstring bags with my granddaughter.

  190. Sara C. says:

    I love Lotta’s work & yours! I’m working on a baby blanket for my son’s teacher this weekend.

  191. Jessica k. says:

    Let’s see this weekend I am knitting a lovely brioche test knit, sewing a bag for my mom for Christmas and I just received Handmade Style yesterday…. Soooo… Obsessing over fabric. ??

  192. Silvana says:

    making a purse with hearts

  193. Lisa K says:

    I am working this weekend sadly I won’t be sewing or baking or anything fun:(
    Definitely would love this book. Love your shirt 🙂

  194. Barbarags says:

    The top looks marvellous. simple and stylish. Peaking at the other reviews this definitely looks like the book to get for my pattern book shelf.
    This weekend I have just finsihed sewing a knit dress from a pattern book, my first foray into hemming a knit with a twin needle- a doddle once I managed to thread up the needles correctly and am now trying to make up a New Look skirt pattern, which I hope will be a wearable toile for the same skirt in a more scarey fabric and with a twist to the basic design.

  195. ybat says:

    Your top looks beautiful. Currently I am working on making Christmas presents for my mom and niece. Im making a bag for my mom and a Harley Quinn (The Jokers Girlfriend) inspired outfit for my niece. Thanks for the giveaway I hope I win.

  196. bibliojenni says:

    This is beautiful, and I will definitely be looking into this book. This weekend I’m making a gift for a sewist – a little needle book with pockets for a seam ripper, tape measure, etc.

  197. Sarah C. says:

    Great top! I need to make my Christmas zigzag table runner.

  198. Ann Stecco says:

    Love the pattern and especially love the fabric!

  199. Laura Kammarmeyer says:

    I really want to get back to sewing for myself. This book would be great.

  200. Carol DeJong says:

    Using up my turkey in a wild rice casserole. Luckily the rice takes forever so l’m sewing up some wide open pouches while I wait.

  201. JEB O'Barr says:

    I love the fabric and the pattern. I’m making an Oliver and S shirt for my son this weekend. Hope I win!

  202. Barbara Bailey says:

    I’m finishing a table topper for my sissy! Christmas of course!!

  203. Jean says:

    I love Lotta’s fabric designs. Just finishing up sewing a few Christmas presents.

  204. Kristie says:

    Simple Sewing for Baby is a great book that I have used so much. I would love love to have this book also. I will be making a pillow soon for my hubbie whose birthday is coming up and I am also soon to make a tsum tsum for my soon to be 6 year old daughter. Thanks so very much!

  205. deepa says:

    I would love to have the book .

  206. Karen says:

    Anna, thanks for the giveaway! Current sewing–potholders in Downton Abbey Christmas fabrics for my sisters-in-law. Then on to some sewing for my daughter’s house that I promised to do waaay to long ago 🙁

  207. Melanie T. says:

    What a great looking book and Esme top!
    Working on a quilt front at the moment, knitting a cable hat – pattern from Churchmouse Yarn and Teas latest newsletter and baking Chistmas granola.
    Thanks and enjoy the holiday season!

  208. Tori Smith says:

    Love this! I have a fat quarter of this print but will be ordering more very soon. Book looks great too…on the Xmas list it goes!

  209. Carol says:

    Love the top. Working on baby quilt for new grand baby.

  210. bridget says:

    Love her and can’t wait to see the book! I got my denim delivered today so I can start on my first pair of Ginger Jeans!

  211. Julie says:

    I’m malong a pattern for a tea wallet. 🙂

  212. Jeri Savoie says:

    BeaUtiful fabric! Working on two modern quilts for my grandsons. They are here while I sew, and think I am making really big curtains!

  213. Leslie says:

    I am actually knitting. I’m also baking some apple cinnamon rolls. Thanks for the giveaway

  214. Amanda says:

    Cute top! I’m working on a Christmas dress for my daughter 🙂

  215. Pretty top. I’m making some zip pouches to fill with holiday gifts and finishing a sweater pattern called Pink Onyx. Thanks for the giveaway.

  216. Marsha N says:

    The book looks lovely. I need to sew my boys bow ties together soon! They have been sitting around cut and interfaced for two weeks!

  217. Kristie says:

    Love your top. So cute and simple. I have pillows to sew for my sister in law so she will stop asking me about them. But what I would rather be sewing is something from your book….too bad I have to wait until Santa brings it for me!

  218. Carol says:

    Very nice. No sewing today…mostly cleaning and mothering.

  219. Erin M. says:

    Looks like a great book. I meant to sew more today, but all I got was some fabric cut out. Maybe tomorrow- it’s a twin quilt that my 8 yr old is ready to steal. Thanks for the givieaway.

  220. Rineke says:

    Love your top ! This weekend I will sewing on a quilt with the deadline end of December. It is a anniversary quilt for our friends 50th wedding .

  221. AstridK says:

    Love the fabric and the simple elegant look of the top. Have been baking ‘pepernoten’ this weekend, Dutch treat for Sinterklaas ?

  222. Holly says:

    Ooh…love this. Thanks! I am finally beginning to tackle my Christmas sewing this weekend. Eep…I have a lot on my list!

  223. marisa says:

    Love the top and the gorgeous fabric! This weekend I’ve finished sewing a dress and some leggings for my daughter – very satisfying!

  224. Kathleen McCormick says:

    This weekend I’m sewing a little on my La Passacaglia quilt, (EPP)

  225. Eleanor says:

    This book looks wonderful! Right now I am sewing dolls for a craft fair, and Christmas presents for my family!

  226. Tammy says:

    I am currently sewing teacher gifts for Christmas…giving the Super Tote pattern a go!

  227. Gretchen says:

    Love the top and it looks easy enough for a newbie like me to make. I am finishing up a handbag this weekend. Hope to have it ready for the new week

  228. bekki says:

    I love that fabric! What a fun top. I’m making a doll for my niece this weekend.

  229. Angela says:

    Love the Esme top!!! This weekend I’m finishing up a quilt top that was requested by my son. I love his quilt you requests ☺️

  230. Jane says:

    Lovely share, thanks. And wow! That a whole “Lotta giveaways”. LOL

  231. Joy says:

    I am making a quilt for my three year old.

  232. buntyw says:

    I love your top!!!
    I.m making mince pies today!

  233. Is this giveaway also for internationel entries? I didn’t do much cooking or baking this weekend because we were away on holiday. But I started a new crochet project. It should look like a bunny when I’m done 😉

  234. Barbora Siskova says:

    Very nice print on your top. Love it. I wanted to do some baking today but the kids went out with daddy so I had time for sewing instead. I saw gorgeous dress in the 2nd episode od the Royals and I must have it!

  235. Lizzie W says:

    I’m working on finals…would rather be sewing!

  236. I would love a copy of this book! Not doing much but Christmas parties this weekend!

  237. Elizabeth B says:

    I am working on zippered pillow form covers.

  238. DIane says:

    wow..there is nothing like a nice give away…

  239. Ella says:

    I sewed a pincushion!

  240. Kat says:

    My son eats tons of granola, so I need to make more! Other than that lots of knitting for gifts. 🙂

  241. Sabra says:

    I love how you are your own model. Refreshing!

  242. Devon says:

    This pattern and fabric are beautiful – I will have to investigate both!
    This weekend I’m planning to finish a sweater for my baby-to-be, and bake some ginger snaps – yum!

  243. sue says:

    I love that fabric, so sweet, and I love those shoes!!

  244. Christine says:

    Love the top!

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