Paprika Patterns is owned by Lisa Kievits. Originally founded in the Netherlands, now run from rural France. Lisa started sewing with the help of her grandmother, prompted by a school play at the age of 15. A few years later she found herself uninspired in her career and started a year without buying clothes, which kickstarted her learning curve. A course in patternmaking widened her skillset, after which she started Paprika Patterns while travelling through Europe with a van. She settled in France, first moving into a yurt and since a few years in a small farmhouse where she lives with her husband, two daughters and a bunch of animals.
Paprika’s patterns are designed with a busy woman in mind. She doesn’t want to feel restricted by what she’s wearing, she needs to be able to move around. Whether she is meeting with friends in the city or feeding the chickens in the backyard, she wants comfort and style. Her clothes are her way to express her individuality. The general design of her garments has comfort as its premise, while the design elements make her feel unique and edgy.
Paprika Patterns strives to keep designs clean and try to find the most clever construction techniques that can save you time, or give the garment a nice finish.