I simply can't help myself. I will always buy whatever Lotta Jansdotter is selling.
In this case, it is her newest book, Everyday Style.
Just like her previous books that always flew off the shelves at my fabric store, Everyday Style beautifully captures Lotta's modern and sophisticated Brooklyn-by-way-of-Scandinavia aesthetic.
I love simple silhouettes. And just like my favorite Japanese sewing pattern books, Everyday Style is another essential resource for learning how to take basic pattern pieces and turn them into a simple, wearable, uncomplicated wardrobe.
I sewed a medium size Variation 2 of the Esme: a top with three-quarter-length set-in sleeve. Other variations include a cap-sleeve top, a tunic with or without pockets, and a caftan.
The pattern was very straightforward. For my next Esme, I will make some adjustments to make it a bit more flattering on me: lower and widen the neckline and lengthen the top. The first day I wore it, I kept wanting to pull it down.
The fabric is Nani Iro Sen Ritsu by Naomi Ito.