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!
Allright then, let’s admit it: fall is on its way. We’re having some pretty good weather over here (‘here’ being France, kind of between Paris and Lyon) but the nights are getting chilly. It’s not really shorts weather anymore but I really wanted to make a second version of my self drafted shorts. To see if I could get the fit right this time, and just to get some more experience with fly fronts, topstitching, etc.
If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you already know what has been occupying us for the past couple of weeks: we’re building our own home. I say home instead of house because, well, it’s not a house. It’s a yurt! In the coming weeks I’ll do a little series about this experience: how we came to this point, the building process (including lots of sewing!), and of course what my sewing space will look like in the end. Let’s start with how we got the idea in the first place.
Although my handmade summer wardrobe already contains many handmade items at this point, that doesn’t mean I should stop making, right? And one thing I definitely don’t have enough of, is summer trousers. So I made myself a new pair, and I’ve already been living in them these past weeks. I also modified my cropped Onyx Top, by just adding panels at the hem. I haven’t been wearing crop tops a whole lot, and I just hate to see this bright pink linen go to waste. I used the pattern pieces I still had from my colour-blocked Onyx Top, so it was a simple modification. You can find the tutorial for that here.
I wonder if you’re not sick of looking at Archers… They seem to be everywhere! I’m not sick of making or wearing them though, so please bear with me :) I loved making my first Archer but it needed some serious adjustments to become the shirt I had envisioned. I wanted it big and slouchy and boyfriend-shirt-like, not preppy-office-shirt-like. Travel gear has to be comfortable! I ordered the fabric of this one straight after I made the first one, at the same store (guess where…). Before we hit the road back in December I cut our three projects and this was one of them.
Today’s post is one especially for the French speaking sewing community. I want to translate some of our patterns into French, and I need some help to decide which ones. It’s quite simple – select the patterns you’d want to see in French, and click submit! You can select more than one pattern but we won’t translate them all so choose carefully. Thanks!
Le post d’aujourd’hui est spécialement pour la communauté de couture française. Je voudrais traduire certains de notre patrons en français, et j’ai besoin d’aide pour décider lesquels. Il est assez simple – sélectionner les patrons que vous voudriez voir en français, et cliquez submit! Vous pouvez sélectionner plus d’un patron mais nous ne pouvons pas traduire tout donc choisissez bien. Merci!
That’s kind of a mouthful isn’t it? Yet this new shirt (or is it a sweater?) is all of those things. The fabric is one I found in Fabriano, Italy, in a small fabric shop that just has the most beautiful fabric selection at a reasonable price. Last Spring when we stayed near Fabriano for 2,5 months we actually contemplated living there, and this fabric shop was one of the reasons for me to see it working. In the end we left anyway, but not without a nice stack of fabrics. All of them have been a success so far, and I hope this one will turn out to be one too.