lotte martens love

March 19, 2018


Today it is my stop on the Lotte Martens world tour! I feel very honoured to have been asked again by Lotte and Eva to sew up something with one of their newer fabrics.  Lotte Martens screen prints and hand prints much of her fabric and specialises in special fabrics to be used for special occasions.  You can see my previous Lotte Martens creation here - a pretty dress for Emily.  However, many of her fabrics can be used for special every day wear...like the gorgeous chunky knit I chose for a jumper for Isabella. The fabric is called Weave - green(although to me the fabric is more of a pretty blue) from Lotte's Stories without endings collection.  You can see the fabric details here.



It's hard to believe that this jumper has been sewn as the knit is so luxurious and chunky that it looks like it must have been knitted.  What a great thing...you can look like you have spent weeks knitting a jumper when really you have spent perhaps an hour and a half cutting and sewing up the jumper instead.  I used the Issie top pattern in size 9 ( I would usually choose size 7 and lengthen for Issie but I wanted the fit to be loose).  I made a couple of changes to the pattern to accommodate the fabric.  I obviously added a large roll neck collar and also angled the hemline a little for fun.  I used my sewing with a small stitch length for all seams then neatened with serger.  For the hem and stitching the collar down, I hand stitched.  I ordered a metre of fabric which was plenty for this project.



Here in Australia, we have entered Autumn and daylight savings will finish in a fortnight. This means that soon we will be reaching for cosy clothes to keep us warm.  This fabric would look great in a chunky cardigan, neck cowl, poncho and would also make the perfect little baby blanket for cold days out and about.



Thank you so much Lotte and Eva for the beautiful fabric. Isabella absolutely LOVES her new jumper!!

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8 comments

  1. Thank you so much Lotte and Eva for the beautiful fabric. Isabella absolutely LOVES her new jumper!!

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  2. Goodness that knit looks so luxurious!! That sweater is so cozy-looking, and she looks lovely in it!

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  3. Suz, this is so cool! I had never imagined sewing a cowl sweater in this knit (thought it'd be a little too heavy for it) but in fact it's just amazing! Thank you so much, it really looks awesome.

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  4. I also sewed with this lovely knit fabric! So cool you made this jumper with it! It is so soft! Nel loves her vest too.

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