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Lotta Jansdotter Everyday Style blog tour

 

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I am very proud and happy to introduce to you my 3rd sewing book, Lotta Jansdotter Everyday Style. This time I am showing you how make your own stylish, cute, functional and everyday garments. The book is filled with really simple patterns and interesting clothes, which are all modeled by real people.

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Most of you probably know me as a different kind of designer (for those of you not so familiar with my work, I create surface patterns and designs that are printed on all kinds of things: fabrics, rugs, cushions, paper goods and plates, to name a few), and the truth is that I do not really know how to sew that well!

The very simple and basic sewing I do know is from home economics class in elementary school! I remember so strongly how satisfying and EXCITING it was to sew a pair of my own PJ pants; it was such a wonderful feeling to make a something that I could wear. I still carry that feeling and wanted to share the excitement at making your own garments in fabrics of your own choosing in this book.

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Since I don’t know how to create sewing patterns, I invited pattern maker Alexia Abegg to collaborate with me. She drafted all the patterns in sizes XS to XL based on my ideas, vision, and style, which is rather non fussy – simple lines and classic cuts, cute and functional everyday clothes. Now I can start learning to sew again! Since this book is focused on easy patterns it won’t intimidate a novice sewer.

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I hope you will feel as tickled as I am by these projects. I also hope you will feel inspired to add, alter, and change things to make them more YOU by picking your favorite fabrics, adding ribbon, pockets, lengths, lining, prints, and swatches for example.

I have worked with some really special models for this book. I invited some friends and relatives of all ages to take part, and I could not be happier that they are part of this project. The amazing photographer of this book is Jenny Hallengren – she is also one of my best friends, since I was 10 years old. She has worked tirelessly with me, and together we have had some rather wonderful adventures while making this book.

To celebrate the release of Lotta Jansdotter Everyday Style, STC Craft have invite many talented and creative bloggers and makers on a Blog Tour that starts today! For almost every day in December we will see different versions of projects sewn out of the book. There will also be give-aways on each blog – not only of the book, but also some Lotta Jansdotter fabrics that were created together with Windham Fabrics, and temporary tattoos made together with Tattly – it is like an advent calendar of sorts, a gift everyday until Christmas!

I CANNOT WAIT! It is so super exciting for me.

Here is the blog tour:

Dec 1 – Lotta Jansdotter
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 14 – City Stitching with Christine Haynes
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

Wow, now lets see what YOU will make! I would of course love it if you want to share with me your process and your finished projects on Instagram: @lottajansdotter Use the tag #lottaeverydaystyle so we can find them!

Tusen TACK!

Lotta Jansdotter & Kobo Candles

 

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I have had the best time collaborating with Kobo Candles, so crazy good to work with inspiring, kind, creative and simply awesome people. AND I think we made a rather splendid candle collection together too! Eight Scented Candles and six match boxes to match. In stores soon… Come and visit us this Thursday night, November 6th! We’ll be stamping and writing postcards and chatting, of course, at Kikkerland shop, 493 6th Avenue, N.Y. Lotta

Meet Our Intern: Madi

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Hi there, I’m Madi, the intern at Lotta Jansdotter’s studio. I’m from St. Louis, where I’ve been finishing up my degree in graphic design. Last summer, I took one of Lotta’s printmaking workshops, and I loved it so much that I decided to spend my final semester living in Brooklyn to work with Lotta. It has been inspiring to follow along with her creative process. Textiles and surface pattern design are my passion, and this has been a great way to get an inside look at how the industry operates. I’ve been here for about two months already and have had so much fun spending time in the workspace and exploring Brooklyn. Here are a few photos we’ve taken around the studio!

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I have an extensive washi tape collection at home, and I love these tapes with Lotta’s designs.

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Cutting fabric in preparation for an upcoming book project. My dream job! Lotta just released two beautiful fabric collections—Mormor and Sylvia.

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Sorting samples from Lotta’s newly-released rug line. Click here to learn more about the rug collection with Surya.

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Most of these photos are from Lotta’s or my Instagram accounts. We love Instagram! You can tag along on my Brooklyn adventures at @madmadi1210 and get a behind-the-scenes look at day-to-day happenings with Lotta at @lottajansdotter. Thanks for reading!

Love Lotta’s Designs for Your Home? Now You Can Decorate Your Phone With Them!

Lotta_App We are happy to announce the launch of Lotta’s first phone app! Partnering with MAHA Digital, the Lotta Jansdotter app allows users to download some of Lotta’s favorite designs to decorate their smart phones and calendars!

Visit the iTunes store now and take a little piece of Lotta wherever you go!

New Lotta Table Top Collection With Dansk + Bed Bath & Beyond

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I am so very excited to announce my new porcelain table top collection with Dansk, exclusively for Bed Bath & Beyond.

It has been a truly wonderful process to work together with Dansk and it is so nice to see the final result reach the stores, and so close to you!

The collection includes twelve different designs that beautifully mix and match together.

You will find Lotta Jansdotter signature designs, created years ago, side by side with designs I created just last year.

Together they make for a creative and timeless collection.

Perfect for wedding registries, dinner parties at home or just your favorite cup of coffee in the morning, I think this dishware collection will be a beautiful and inspiring addition to your home this year!

Visit the Bed Bath & Beyond website to order your own Lotta by Dansk dishware or find out if your local store carries the collection.