Welcome to Day Three! We are thrilled to be a part of the Lotta Jansdotter Everyday Style Blog Tour! The lovely, Kristen Wright of Two Blondes and a Sewing Machine is guest posting for us today with her review of the book , along with some terrific projects she sewed!
Lotta Jansdotter, one of our beloved Windham fabric designers has come out with a book, Everyday Style, and it is amazing! It represents her in every way. The book is set up to be a one stop guide for everyday fashion with a few garments, accessories, and bag designs in a few different styles. There are four sections, one for each season to show off how each design can be used all year round. I truly loved flipping through the book and was more inspired every time I went through it.
Lotta Jansdotter “Everyday Style” published by Abrams
I got to pick a few projects to play with which was hard! I wanted to make it all! The first project I just HAD to make was the Pilvi Coat. I adjusted the length on the short jacket so it would hit right below my waistline. To do this I cut my fabric halfway through the long and short coat size, it ended up the perfect length! The jacket came together pretty fast and was a perfect weekend project. I can’t wait to make a few more!
Pilvi Coat in Follie Fabric, made by Kristen Wright using the book “Everyday Style” by Lotta Jansdotter
The second project I picked to work on was the Elsa Tote, which was my favorite to work on. The size is perfect for using as a multipurpose bag. It came together within about an hour. Instead of leather handles, I decided to make it a more summery look by adding eyelits and rope. I love how it turned out! Let’s just say I MIGHT need a few more of the Elsa Tote!
Elsa Tote in Glimma Canvas Fabric, made by Kristen Wright from the book “Everyday Style” by Lotta Jansdotter
My last project was the fabric necklaces. I made three different styles, the bias tape scrap, the bias tape with a bead, and the string with fabric necklace. It took me about an hour to make all five of them and I fell in love with them. This may be my new go to scrap buster accessory!
Fabric Necklaces in Lucky Fabric, made by Kristen Wright from the book “Everyday Style” by Lotta Jansdotter
Now that I’ve made a few projects, I can’t wait to make some more. One of you will also get a chance to be inspired by Lotta’s new book!
Kristen @ Two Blondes and a Sewing Machine
***GIVEAWAY!!!!!! Comment below with your favorite everyday accessory for a chance to win: a copy of the book, fat quarter of Lotta’s fabric, Lotta temporary tattoos, and Lotta washi tape!!!! Giveaway ends Wednesday December 9th and will be announced shortly after. ***
Be sure to check out the links below for more information on Lotta and the wonderful people and companies she works with!
If you are interested in workshops in Lotta’s Brooklyn Studio and in her Create Nature Retreat back in her native Scandinavia visit : http://jansdotter.com/workshops/
To learn more about Lotta’s fabric collections with Windham Fabrics: http://www.windhamfabrics.net/cgi-bin/fabricshop/designer.cgi?designer=28
To learn more about the books:
To learn more about Lotta’s my temporary Tattoos for Tattly:
To learn more about the seamstress Alexia Abegg and her work: