"Everyday style" by Lotta Jansdotter is an English book with photography by Jenny Hallengren. It is a book about accessories, styling and inspiration and offers eight sewing patterns. The book is ideal for seamstress who like a simple and honest (life-) style.
Lotta Jansdotter is a Swedish designer and style icon. She lives in Brooklyn, New York and travels around the world for her designs and inspiration. Her designs are about clothing, but she also designs home textiles, stationery and tableware. She has written several books and is especially popular in Sweden and America.
"Everyday Style" is her first book of sewing patterns for clothing.
Everyday style for all ages
There are none fashion models in the book but only "ordinary people" of all ages showing the clothes and designs. Lotta models the clothes herself and the other models/people are friends and family. The photography is very beautiful and has its own style. It looks very casual and above all feasible in terms of style for everyone. The atmospheric photos depict the four seasons and were taken in places such as Aland (Finland), India, Mexico, Brooklyn (USA) and Stockholm.
The sewing patterns and the casual style
The sewing patterns are simple and also suitable for beginners. If you've always wanted to make your own clothes, but don't dare, then this book is a great first step. The instructions, at the back of the book, are clearly indicated with drawings, text and diagrams. You will have to copy the sewing patterns to pattern paper from a radar sheet, but this "puzzle" can also be done for beginners.
In addition, Lotta mainly works with easy fabrics that are pleasant to work with during cutting and sewing. They are not complicated fabrics or stretchy / elastic fabrics, but mainly wool, linen, canvas and cotton.
The sewing patterns are:
In the book you will also find ideas and patterns for scarves, bracelets, patchwork scarves, pompoms for children's hats and necklaces.
The book is a must-have for those who are a bit fed up with the demanding fashion trends. The motto of this book is mainly: wear or make whatever you want and choose your own unique and sustainable style.
This style is mainly sober in shape, comfortable and casual. In addition, the style is as cheerful, colorful or sober as you want due to your choice of colors and designs of the fabrics. Lotta shows the same clothes in cheerful prints, for example, but also in solid gray colors. This gives the garment a completely different look.
The cover of the book actually says it all: a woman in a long, green / yellow / white dress. This dress is sober and casual in style, but also beautiful and elegant at the same time. And what's more, this dress is easy to make yourself!