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!
Let’s talk about the size of our fabric stash today! I know – being honest about the amount of fabric and patterns you have might induce a certain amount of embarrassment and guilt. I seem to have an alter ego that takes over when looking at fabric. This other version of me has all the time in the world, the wildest ideas and never loses her mojo. Unfortunately this alter ego is not much connected with reality. I buy that fabric or pattern and then find that I have no time at all. Thus my stash accumulates and with it my guilt about purchases.
In this post I want to shed some light on what you can expect if you’re a tester or reviewer for us. Here’s the short version: we’re looking for testers and reviewers and HERE is where you can sign up! If you want some sneak peeks of upcoming patterns, Instagram is the place to look.
What is the first thing you want to do when you have sewed something? Put it on and show it off! These are are a few of the creations I’ve seen popping up in the last few weeks. I love how creative people get, you guys come up with possibilities I hadn’t even thought of yet!
Attention all Jasper lovers: there’s a new look to create with the Jasper Sweater & Dress pattern! The Jasper Crossover Collar Add-on can be used in conjunction with the Jasper pattern to create a modern crossover collar and a kangaroo pocket. The add-on includes full instructions and a new Front pattern piece to accommodate the higher neckline. The collar is lined and can be worn two ways, depending on your choice of fabric. With a stiff fabric you can shape it to sit upright, and with a lighter fabric you can also roll it down. A contrasting lining like we used in the sample is a fun way to add something extra.
The instructions of the Onyx Shirt already give some information about the recommended fabrics to use, but let’s elaborate bit on that. The Onyx is designed for woven fabrics with no stretch. It works best made up in medium to lightweight fabrics, such as cotton voile, batiste, lawn, rayon/viscose, (double) gauze, silk blends, linen, quilting cottons, wax fabrics or poly blends. Basically anything woven without stretch that’s not too heavy! Even a chiffon would work, and could give it a very chique look.
We’re proud to present our new pattern, the Opal Cardigan! This garment has filled a hole in my wardrobe and sparked a love for cardigans. I’ve always thought I was a sweater person, but the truth is that I just hadn’t found the right style yet. It can be described best as no fuss with clean lines. It has a relaxed fit so you can throw it over anything if you need the extra layer. It’s just as easy to take off again since it has no buttons or buttonholes. Sewing buttonholes in a stretchy knit can’t be anyones favourite and you won’t have to with the Opal. This makes it a really quick sew as well, to be finished in just a few hours. This cardigan is perfect to throw on if you want to add more dimension to your outfit, or just to stay warm this winter. It’s even better for those days where you’re not sure you’ll need the extra layer since it’s so easy to throw on and off.