May 112013
 

Stitch Style Magazine

The new Stitch Style magazine is now available and full of inspiration and patterns.This easy kimono sleeve dress definitely caught my eye. Now to get some new knits in stock!

Kimono - Style Stitch

They also included a fantastic article on Jenny Gordy of Wiksten fame. She sounds just as lovely as I always imagined her to be. Now it’s gotten me inspired to crank out some more tanks and Tovas!

Wiksten - Stitch Style

We’ve got a handful of this magazine up front by the counter. If you’re not able to drop in the shop, let me know and we can ship one out to you. The price is $14.99.

Happy Sewing!

Jen

Jun 212012
 

So yesterday, I proudly showed off my first Wiksten Tank. Today I give you my first Wiksten Tova …

Wiksten Tova Made By Lola Pink Jen #lolapinkI love this pattern. The instructions were so easy to follow and everything worked the way it was supposed to. My go to tunic pattern has been the Schoolhouse Tunic for ease and style. The Tova though has that little something extra that takes it from looking homemade to something special. I’ll revise the post when I can get a good shot of me wearing the Tova. It goes perfectly with a pair of jeans or shorts.

And don’t even get me started on the Daisy Janie fabric … seriously, hands-down some of the best fabric I’ve worked with when making clothes. It sews beautifully and gets so super soft after washing. My love for Tilly deserves a blog post all of its own. So far I’ve made 3 items and will hopefully get a chance to snag some more before it’s gone. (We’re down to only a few prints remaining! – and it happens to be on sale!)

Be sure and check out the Wiksten Flickr Pool so many great Wikstens sure to inspire! These were definitely my first Wikstens … I have plans for many, many more!

Jun 202012
 

I love the Wiksten sewing patterns.

I first saw the Wiksten Tova tunic popping up on Pinterest about 6 months ago and at the time couldn’t justify spending $30 for a pattern ~ so worth every dime! It wasn’t long after I got my pattern in that the Tank starting popping up and of course I had to get that pattern too. Only this time, I noticed that they sell them as PDF downloads and for much cheaper … nice!

Wiksten Sewing Patterns

I ended up making the tank first since I figured I could knock it out pretty quick. You have to print out quite a few pages from the PDF and piece together the pattern. Looked a bit daunting but it actually went together well. Very clear instructions!

Wiksten Tank made by Lola Pink Jen #lolapink

I made it with the Fig Tree Quilts Spouts in Ocean fabric from their California Girl collection and absolutely LOVE how it turned out. When I find the time, I want to make about a dozen more. So easy and so cute .. my idea of a perfect pattern!

Want to see more tanks? I searched Pinterest and found quite a few versions.

Check back tomorrow and I’ll show off my Tova. I love it just as much and just so happen to be wearing it today :D