Lotta Jansdotter's book // Everyday style
Hello sewing friends, today I am sharing a new book by a woman whose work I have admired for a long time - Lotta Jansdotter.
Lotta's new book Everyday Style is a nice mix of beautiful photography, hand drawn images and patterns to create your own modern year round wardrobe. There are also some patterns for accessories like jewelry and bags - which I made for my project today. Alexia Abegg also collaborated on this project lending her pattern writing knowledge for clothing that has beautiful and simple lines.
I love the whole Scandinavian design aesthetic - simplicity, minimalism and functionality. These are what I aim for when working on quilts and this really stands out in her designs. Once I have a little more confidence to tackle clothing I am looking forward to making several Kiomi tops, and the Pilvi Coat - which is the perfect modern accessory for cooler weather.
The project I chose to make was a bag - which is something I am somewhat familiar with, and the Wilma Large Tote was the first one that caught my eye. I'll admit, I had a difficult time at first because I am not familiar with large paper patterns that are included with the book (similar to clothing patterns). Once I read through the directions and really looked over the pattern I figured out what I was doing wrong and then had a really nice time making this tote.
The Wilma Large Tote is just that - very large, but the perfect size for everyday things you do. Toting laundry, going to the market and trips to the beach, this bag has plenty of room and looks so great helping you out. (I could easily fit 8 large folded towels in this bag!!)
Windham fabrics was kind enough to send me some of Lotta's fabric from her Glimma canvas line, a nice heavy canvas that was the perfect material for a tote bag, along with some fun Cotton and Steel scraps I had leftover that added a nice pop of color. I also added a bit of bias tape I made to cover the raw seams on the inside of the bag, and to add some more details.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy seeing more fun projects from Everyday Style!