It seems like today is the first day I've had this year where I didn't have a laundry list of things I had to do. In fact, I marked it off as a "Sewing Day" in my bullet journal. I have a couple of patterns I've been wanting to make for a while, so I worked on them today.
I happened across this fleece at JoAnns not too long ago and fell in love with it. I bought what I needed to make the jacket. I have enough left over to make a scarf.
The second thing I cut out was the Esme top from the Lotta Jansdotter book Everyday Style. I really like this book. Last year I made a pair of shorts from the book, but was really unhappy with the crotch curve (or lack of curve I should say) I traced the pattern and made adjustments to it last year, so I guess its time I actually sew it up!
I was fortunate enough to run across this Lotta Jansdotter print at Joanns last year, so I grabbed it up while I could. I'm glad I did because I haven't seen it there since.
There are a lot of things I like about this book. First of all, it has a basic set of patterns (included) and the book shows multiple variations of each pattern. For example, the esme top is shown as a cap sleeve top, 3/4 sleeve top, tunic, and Kaftan. Also, the book is divided into seasons, so it will show the same patterns in different fabrics or combinations to fit each season. I love the relaxed style and simplicity of the patterns. The photography in the book is inspiring as well.