Wednesday, November 23, 2016

*Everyday Style* - (book)

This is a book about sewing.  It even has patterns in an envelope inside the back book cover.  If you know me then you know I don't sew.  So what am I doing with this book?

*Everyday Style*
Lotta Jansdotter

Blame it on the library.  I was looking through the section on knitting and the sewing section was right there next to it.  The book pages were so colorful that I brought it home with me.

It seems Lotta Jansdotter does lots more than create sewing patterns.  In fact, as far as I can tell, her commercial work is in the field of printmaking.  The book includes some simple jewelry making ideas and lots of examples of color/design as well as the sewing portion.

Here is her blog link.  

I really enjoyed the book for its pictures and clear explanations.  I think even I could sew something using her very basic patterns.  

I give the book a high recommendation even though I won't be using the clothing patterns.  I enjoy reading about creative people and their ideas.  Do you?


  1. Good luck on this adventure! I'm with you: I too enjoy reading about creative people and their ideas. Often I come away thinking in new and different ways (when I am not thinking "why didn't I ever look at that problem like that?").

  2. I enjoy watching you find inspiration in the most unlikely places. LOL Looks like a great book. Thanks for sharing.

  3. There is always something to learn, if you like crafting. That printed fabric in the picture of the caftan dress is brilliant! It does look interesting with the little fabric swatches etc.