Lotta Jansdotter’s book Everyday Style is so delightful and full of inspiration! I like the fact that Lotta and her friends model the clothes and accessories and you can read about them too which adds a nice touch.
There are 5 garment sewing patterns with different variations which need to be traced: Eme top/tunic/kaftan, Kiomi top/dress, Owyn pant/shorts, Pilvi jacket/coat and Tedra Skirt (short, medium, long).
There are also accessories (including bags) to make.
The Owyn pants took priority over the other projects in the book. These are simple tapered pants with a flat-fronted waist and side/back waist elastic. The length on the sewing pattern is short so I added a few inches to the pants.
These pants are comfortable and with the elastic waist, they work well for activities and movement. These pants are suited to a mid-weight cotton or linen although I used a mid-weight wool/poly blend fabric in a tiny check print as it is Winter.
I have mixed feelings about these pants. I really like the flat fronted waist, with the elastic in the sides/back and this is so comfortable. However, I am not sure about the tapered legs as I do not think this style suits me and my shape. Also the length is still too short despite the fact that I lengthened them. I am 5″5. A straight leg/boot cut style suits me and I like a longer length in the leg as this makes me look taller.
This style of pants would suit a cotton/linen fabric for the warmer months so much better. I am thinking about making these pants in linen for the summer.
I am looking forward to making the Esme top and tunic from the same book in the Spring. My next couple of garments will be winter warmers!
Have you made anything from Everyday Style?