[sewing] Jasper Sweater

Hi, I’m back after a very long summer break! As usual, I did continue sewing but forgot to blog about anything! Here is one of my latest makes: the Jasper Sweater by Paprika. It’s already been worn several times, and highly approved. I did the view without the hood as you can see – as much as I liked the hooded versions I saw, I don’t wear hoods.


The pattern is not very complex, but I did have some issues with the pocket welts. I really like the sleeve pattern, it has a very unusual shape. I also appreciated the fact that bigger sizes are made from a different block, resulting in two different files for the pattern.


For those of you not aware of it yet, this pattern comes as a sweater but also as a dress. I don’t think I’ll ever make the dress, as I’m not sure it will suit my body shape. I omitted the collar tab, as Carolyn did, primarily because I didn’t have the right button on hand. And finally I’m glad I didn’t sew it on, as I like being able to pull the collar up.


The fabric comes from Mamzelle Fourmi, it’s a moderately thick sweater fabric form Lillestoff and I really fell for its colour! It wasn’t too hard to match the stripes though obviously I didn’t succeed at every single one 🙂 I forgot to take pictures of the inside (might not be too bad considering the quality of the pictures), but I serged all my seams with a bright yellow thread for some nice contrast.


All in all I’m very happy with this sweater, it’s confortable, well fitted and a great colour! I just need to find a thicker sweater knit for the next version.

  • pattern : Jasper Sweater/Dress – Paprika Patterns
  • fabric: sweater knit Lillestoff – organic ribbing – Mamzelle Fourmi
  • total cost : pattern (12.36 €) + fabric (58.15 €) = 70.51 €

[sewing] My little rabbit

Here are a couple of things I’ve sewn for my little girl, she seems to be outgrowing all of her clothes at the same time! I’ve planned lots and lots of things and the latest Ottobre magazine (3/2015) is full of beautiful clothes to make.

Amidst this verrrry long list, I’ve chosen a little skirt with rabbits in appliquĂ© and a hat. We’re going to have a heat wave in the next few days, so it’s perfect timing! The skirt and the hat are made with the same two fabrics, coming from Catherine (merci !), all very pink: a flowery print in cotton and a very bright pink in linen. The last one has been used for the inside of the hat.



Ottobre 4/2013 #5



Ottobre 4/2013 #5 pink rabbits!

Nothing very complex here, stitching the appliqué took ages but it was rather easy. This skirt is just a rectangle with shirring, so the construction itself is not a problem.



Ottobre 4/2013 #5 More pink rabbits! and pink grass!

To go with this skirt and to celebrate the delayed arrival of my latest issue of the Ottobre magazine, I’ve sewn a little hat from this issue. I’ve never made anything so quickly after receiving my subscription! Received yesterday and during nap time today, I traced, cut and sewed this cute little hat. It will be perfect for the nursery tomorrow.


Ottobre 3/2015 #13

As the weather was rather good this afternoon, I managed to snatch a couple of pictures of my little model:


Ottobre 3/2015 #13 sunshine! and no I’ve not made this dress



Ottobre 3/2015 #13



Ottobre 4/2013 #5 Worn with class and furry slippers..

  • The skirt

pattern : Ottobre 4/2013 number 5, size 86 – fabric : cotton print and solid colour linen, all from Catherine’s stash – modifications: none

  • The hat

pattern : Ottobre 3/2015 number 13 “Forget-me-not”, size 50 cm – fabric : cotton print and solid colour linen, all from Catherine’s stash – modifications: none

See you soon!