An inspiring guide to creating a flexible, seven-piece wardrobe with modern Scandinavian elegance, from style icon Lotta Jansdotter
When Jansdotter wears one of her signature clothing looks, fans frequently ask, “Did you make that?” Lotta’s answer is, “Yes, and so can you!” With that in mind, she has created her second book of easy-to-sew pieces that can be layered to create a variety of looks.Lotta Jansdotter Everyday Patternsis all about flexible, customizable garments to wear in your nest and in your neighborhood, and easy, fun ways to alter each one as the season—or your mood—changes. The book includes sewing instruction and patterns for basic garments (skirt, shirt, shirt dress, tunic, pants, jacket, and robe) and unique accessories (tote bag, bandana, and more). For each garment, Jansdotter offers ideas for trims, pockets, sleeves, and hemlines to encourage readers to personalize and add details. And once more, she includes the sources of her inspiration and how she and her friends and family wear key pieces in different variations while working, playing, resting, and traveling.
Lotta Jansdotter is a designer, artist, author, maker and teacher. She is known for her timeless and stylish take on modern living and the organic motifs that characterize her designs.
She has been creating iconic Scandinavian print patterns and motifs since 1996 when she introduced simple, organic, hand screened fabric accessories and home goods to the US market and eventually to the rest of the world.
Her hands-on printmaking workshops and creative retreats see her teach and meet artisan communities and makers across the globe, an exchange which influences her style and outlook.
She is the author of twelve lifestyle, travel and sewing books, and has collaborated with many stores, furniture designers, museums and makers.
Lotta’s designs adorn everything from fabric, rugs, bedding, and dishes to luggage and paper goods. Her creations have appeared in Elle Decor, NY Times, Real Simple, Lucky, Domino, O Magazine and have been shown worldwide in MOMA, Herman Miller, Barneys, Spiral Market and Svenskt Tenn.
Åland Inspiration. Everyday Design.
Lotta Jansdotter spends her summers at her ateljé on Vårdö Åland where she reconnects with herself and creates original, handmade designs for people, places and projects. She is based in Montclair, New Jersey.