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!
When we lived in Groningen, I used to go to the IKEA every now and then to to see if they had any new fabrics. They tend to have mostly home deco weight on the bolt, so I also checked the bedsheets and curtains section. I’ve already made a Pattern Magic dress out of a bedsheet and shorts from the bolt. This time the curtain section had the good prints, but I didn’t want to spend €40 on fabric. Fortunately the fabric bin in the sale section had just the curtains I had been eyeing earlier: win! I snatched a 2,5 m panel up for 15 euro.
Now that I’ve finally finished organising my sewing space, I thought I’d give you a tour! The unique challenges with a yurt are mostly it’s round walls made of a wooden frame and cloth, and the limited space. Plus it is one big room – I can’t make a mess and the just shut the door behind me. When it comes to sewing as a hobby, I think the challenge is that there are all these different parts of the sewing process that have their own requirements in terms of space and equipment needed. You need a place to sew, a place to iron and a place to cut fabric. And if you’re a designer, you also need a working desk and a place to draft patterns. Then there’s storage: for fabric, for patterns, for tools, haberdashery and works in progress, maybe even multiple machines. With the space I have I think I’ve pushed it to the limit, not feeling crowded when I sit at my desk and still being able to perform all these tasks. Enjoy the tour!
As you’ve probably heard from every pattern designer, seeing what people make with your patterns is just the best. Which is why Me Made May is even more exciting for us, because everyone is posting outfit posts daily, and there are always so many new makes to discover. I’ve gathered my favourites here, I hope you find some inspiration for your next projects! You can find more on our Pinterest board, and if you’d like to be featured here just tag us @paprikapatterns on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.
Today I’ll show you how to tie a nice bow on the Musubu dress (or any other dress with a bow). Tying a bow when you’re looking at it from above can take some attempts to get it right. Follow the steps below and you”ll get it right the first time!
Besides making my own clothes, I’ve also resorted to making things for Stef. I haven’t blogged all of his sweaters because it was the same pattern and that would get a bit boring. This one is new and also relatively new in the sewing community, so I thought I’d throw it out there. The pattern is the Paxson from Seamwork Magazine, aka Colette Patterns. The sweaters I’d been making so far were made with the Föhr by Farbenmix. I thought it’s be nice to try a raglan this time and it’s supposed to be a 1 hour project, not as much work as that plaid shirt that is also on his list.
My maternity wardrobe started off with some basic jersey things, but I knew I wanted to make some more involved things too. I do get why you’d want to wear only the most comfortable things as you get more uncomfortable in your body. For the moment I feel fine though. and I can’t see why I couldn’t just bring my style into maternity wear. The one I’m showing off here is a mix between what I see as my style, and a new to me shape. Spoiler alert: I love it and it makes me feel fabulous! That the fabric is a luscious soft double gauze certainly helps, and I’m so glad I put aside my doubts and just went for it.