Round-ups of a pattern are so fun, don’t you think? It’s so helpful to see a pattern in different fabrics and on different bodies. I’ve asked for a few volunteers to help me spread the word about the new Jade Skirt, and a lot of people were excited about this new release too! Here’s some examples for your inspiration. Click the name of the reviewer under each photo to see more photo’s and read what they think about the Jade skirt. If you make a Jade, add #jadeskirt and @paprikapatterns to your post so everyone can find it!
The results of the poll were very clear: 68% of you wanted to see the Musubu as my next project. 25% chose Dekoboko, and only 6% chose Otoshiana. So I guess you still have a preferance for pretty dresses with big bows, huh? It was funny to see the result, I thought as a pattern the Musubu was the least interesting and not something I’d wear even though it looks the most wearable. Turns out I was wrong! I had so much fun making this. And as a bonus it turned out to be very wearable even for me, so you chose well. Thanks for participating! I included some sewing instructions, because I have a feeling you’ll want to make one too. I’ll do a special post on how to tie a nice bow later this week. I hope it fulfills your expectations!
What is the first thing you want to do when you have sewed something? Put it on and show it off! These are are a few of the creations I’ve seen popping up in the last few weeks. I love how creative people get, you guys come up with possibilities I hadn’t even thought of yet!
I haven’t written a lot about becoming a mother this past year. First of all because this is a sewing blog, but also because I felt like I hadn’t gathered my thoughts about it yet. It has been such a big transition and I feel like I’ve finally come out the other end. We’ve managed to settle our life as a family. Frida is doing well, it is such a joy to see her becoming her own person now that she’s growing from baby to toddler. We’ve got a pretty good routine going for all of us, and everyone is faring well by it. So when Monserrat, Jodi and Erin announced their Ease In To Motherhood series, I found I was ready to talk about this first year of motherhood and what it has brought me.
If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you already know what has been occupying us for the past couple of weeks: we’re building our own home. I say home instead of house because, well, it’s not a house. It’s a yurt! In the coming weeks I’ll do a little series about this experience: how we came to this point, the building process (including lots of sewing!), and of course what my sewing space will look like in the end. Let’s start with how we got the idea in the first place.
In this post I want to share some news with you, and show off my new Nettie dress. The Nettie is made with the most delicious wool jersey blend, bought last year at the meetup in Paris. Unfortunately I didn’t snap a pic of the label, but it said something like wool, cashmere, alpaca, maybe even baby bunny – aka a Most Heavenly Blend. I had two pieces of 1,5 meter, one greyish and one blueish. I made Stef a sweater with the blue one. Which he lost this summer, *insert mumbled curses*. So the other 1,5 was definitely meant for me, and I made a Nettie dress with it.
What? Oh, I should have started with the News? Well read on :)
So if you’ve read my post in November about the Paris Meetup, you know a bit how I felt about that one. Simultaneously nervous and excited, mostly through the whole day. You’ve probably also read posts about meetups where people use other words, like amazing, and instant bff’s. These words create a certain expectancy when you attend your first meetup. I felt a bit disappointed that I had failed to experience this. I was still on the hunt for it when Inna Instagrammed that Kirsty was coming to Paris and who wanted to join. Even though I have to admit I didn’t know Kirsty, I jumped at the opportunity because I do know Inna and she was on my list of ‘cool people to meet IRL’. And then I learned Jo was coming too, and I really wanted to meet her again.