fredag den 11. december 2015

Lotta Jansdotter 'Everyday Style' blog tour and giveaway (CLOSED)

For me it was love at first sight when Lotta Jansdotter presented her first fabric collection 'The Premier Collection' back in late 2011.

I was slightly obsessed with Lotta's 'Ruta' fabric from that first collection and made matching mother and daughter dresses (awr, that tiny Wilma).

And yes, I had a giggling fan (teen) girl moment when Abram's Books and Windham Fabrics invited me to participate in this 'Lotta Jansdotter's Everyday Style' blog tour!

In 'Everyday Style' Lotta shows us how to make simple, stylish and functional everyday garments. Tunics, bags, jackets, skirts and trousers are all modeled by 'real people' including Lotta herself in this hardback book.

Lotta creates surface patterns and designs that are printed on numerous of goods; fabric, cushions, paper goods etc, but she's has no experience in designing sewing patterns, so she invited Alexia Abegg on board for that part - and together these two talented ladies have translated Lotta's visions and style into clothing patterns.

I was tempted to give the Wilma Tote Pattern a go. A tote with the same name as my daughter is hard to turn down, but I ended up making the Esme tunic/mini dress as my first project from the book. By the way, the patterns are presented on full-size pattern sheets. Me like.

I lengthened the pattern and lined the dress using this brillant method - no other alterations were made to this size L Esme. I love the fit of the dress. I've made a fair share of a-line shift dresses, but I can truly say that this is one of the best fitting shift dresses I've made. Probably the best. I adore the neckline, the bust darts and the fit across my shoulders. Just perfect!

I definetely need more Esmes in my life.

The fabric is of course also designed by Lotta Jansdotter. It's called Hemendu (in the Midnight Navy colourway) and is from her 'Lucky' collection.

Want to win a copy of Lotta Jansdotter's Everyday Style? Believe me - you do! Well, simply leave a comment below to win not only a copy of the book but also: a fat quarter of Lotta fabric, Lotta temporary tattoos and Lotta washi tape.

Random org will help me pick a winner on Dec 14
Update on Dec 17: The lucky winner is comment no 19 - Gretchen! Congrats, Gretchen - email on the way.



Be sure to stop by these great bloggers to see what pattern and fabric they've chosen for the tour:

Dec 1 – Lotta
Dec 2 – STC Craft
Dec 3 – Windham 
Dec 4 –  Noodlehead
Dec 7 – Modern Handcraft
Dec 8 – Sew Scatterbrained
Dec 9 – Crimson Tate
Dec 11 – Groovy Baby & Mama
Dec 15 – Craft Sanity
Dec 16 – Aesthetic Nest
Dec 17 – Sew Mama Sew
Dec 18 – Lish Dorset
Dec 19 – Fancy Tiger Crafts
Dec 21 – Generation Q
Dec 22 – Carolyn Friedlander
Dec 23 – Crafty Planner


Lotta's workshop//Books//Fabrics//Temporary tattoos

Tusind tak fordi jeg måtte lege med, Lotta :-)







60 kommentarer:

  1. Wow, skøn kjole og fantastisk stof. Jeg er også helt vild med Lottas stof. Jeg MÅ eje den bog :-)

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  2. Hold da op. Jeg vil også gerne vinde, så jeg kan lege med

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  3. This looks amazing!! That fabric looks so awesome, well done.

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  4. Uhhhh.... Jeg krydser fingre. Lækker kjole du har kreeret. 👍

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  5. Gorgeous dress. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  6. Sikke en lækker kjole. Jeg krydser fingre for at det bliver mig der vinder 😄.
    Vh Trine (trineldalsgaard@gmail.com)

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  7. It really looks like very wearable dress! I like it. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. Love your dress. Would love to win a copy of the book. Everything Lotta does is just so gorgeous!

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  9. Your dress is wonderful! Thanks for sharing :)

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  10. This dress is gorgeus in it's semplicity! Really love it!

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  11. I had a peek at this book in the store - it is gorgeous, much like your dress. Seems right up my alley!

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  12. Nøøj det vil jeg gerne vinde - tag mig !!!! :-)

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  13. so beautiful and fresh!
    I never win anything but I suppose I keep hoping !!

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  14. Nice dress. I'd like to win the book, thanks.

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  15. Love the design and fabric/print of your dress. Nothing beats an A-line shift! I have Lotta's book and will make the Esme top and tunic in the New Year.

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  16. This looks fabulous and fun! I wish I had more Lotta stash.

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  17. The more I read about Lotta and about here new book, the more I believe I definitely need this book :-)

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  18. I loved this dress, thanks for the givewat!

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  19. Uh, den er fin. Jeg vil gerne vinde :-)

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  20. Lovely dress - beautifully done!

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  21. Love your dress & the fabric you chose!

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  22. oh yes, totally my style too..

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  23. Nøøøøj..!!
    Den ville jeg elske at vinde... :o)

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  24. Sweet dress!

    I'd like a chance to win this book!

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  25. That looks great! I'd love to make one for myself. :)

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  26. I really like how you have styled this dress pattern and would love to have a go myself. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. :)

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  27. your dress looks so easy-breezy! love it! ✂️ thx for the book giveaway opportunity! happy holidays & cheers! ��

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  28. Waauw, I love it, totally my style (again…) !

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  29. Wow looks Wonderfull. Would love to win this!

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  30. Hold da op for en fin Give away:0)
    jeg krydser alt hvad der krydses kan, for at jeg er den super heldige:0)
    God weekend!

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  31. Inspirende bog med fine snit.
    Stof med herlige mønstre.
    Lige til at fortrylle hverdagen med ;)

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  32. I love that tunic! This book looks like it full of creative inspiration!

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  33. Hej. Jeg leger med, vil super gerne vinde den bog.

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  34. Wow! This looks like a pattern my limited Dressmaking skills could have some success with. It's a perfect combination Lotta Jansdotter fabric and Groovy mama's brilliant style. :)

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  35. Lovely dress and fabric. I've been following Lotta Jansdotter for years and would love to win her book.

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  36. Jeg vil super gerne vinde den bog - ellers bliver jeg vist nød til selv at skaffe den. Hilsen Jane

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  37. That dress looks great on you, so I can understand wanting to make a few more. Isnt it great to find a pattern which doesn't need too many adjustments made. Thanks for the review. Tarnia.hodges at gmail.com

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  38. Du laver simpelthen altid sådan nogle flotte kjoler - og denne er bestemt ingen undtagelse. Lotta-stoffet er smadder flot. Jeg har også været vild med hendes design i flere år, og det var en stor oplevelse, da jeg for et par år tilbage fik lov at besøge hende og hendes værksted i Brooklyn. Lækker giveaway! /Emilie - femogtyve (at) hotmail.com

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  39. I love love love your dress!!!!👍🏻😍

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  40. I have a fat quarter bundle of Lotta's 'Echo' fabric that i can't bear to cut into. One of these days...

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  41. Love your dress. This is a great hop.

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  42. The dress looks great. I liked the length and the pattern very much.

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  43. This looks like a great book. Great job on the dress, fun print.

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  44. Love the spots you've chosen for the dress!

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  45. I'm definitely in the mood for tunics, yours looks great. Thanks for the chance to win Lottas book.

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  46. Oh WoW, that looks great! Thanks for the chance!

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  47. I love the spotted fabric as well (I'll join the chorus). Thanks for the raffle chance.

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  48. Håber at blive den lykkelige vinder☺️
    louise.amino@gmail.com

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  49. I like the tunic and love that dot fabric. Thx for the giveaway.

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  50. I like Lotta as well. She has a very clean style. Thanks for the giveaway

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  51. Håber jeg stadig kan nå at deltage i konkreencen. Den ser superspændende ud den bog.

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  52. I really like your esme dress! Would love a copy of thus book! ( and the fabric ;) )

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  53. love the clean style of your dress and of Lotta's designs!

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  54. fantastiske designs, virkelig flot kjole lige til min facon ;-)

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  55. I love Lotta's fabrics - would love a copy of her book!

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  56. Congrats to the lucky Gretchen! So sad I didn't get in on this one in time!

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