Sunday, November 5, 2017

Stories without endings

Lotte Martens released a new collection on Wednesday and I again had the honor to provide you with some sewing inspiration. You know that my heart beats for jersey fabrics, so I picked an Aronia from the new collection. The Aronia fabrics have a gradient print with stripes and there are five different colors. I sewed with the yellow version which is a lovely color combination with a warm and bright  effect.

I wanted to provide as much inspiration as possible, so I used the stripes in vertical direction on the front and in horizontal direction on the back. I used the Legend dress pattern from Sew Straight and Gather. I sewed the dress before and I just love the neckline. The entire front of the dress is lined, for that nicely finished neckline. I color blocked the lining such that I only used the Aronia on the top of the lining.


The theme of the new collection is "Stories without endings" and I associate that with fairy tales. This weekend we had another sewing weekend that was located in a storybook surrounding which perfectly fitted the collection's theme. Katrien also took her dress on the weekend to make some magically beautiful pictures of her Lotte Martens party dress.

Lotte Martens' fabrics are known for their sparkle, and many of the fabrics in the new collection are printed with metal paint. The Aronia fabrics are also available with metal screen printed stripes, make sure you check this listing because that yellow dress takes your breath away for sure. Besides jerseys, the collection contains thick knits, scuba, wovens and more. I got a sneak peek from several of the blogger projects and with every sneak, I was amazed again, so make sure you check out all the posts that will become available for the tour.

I sewed my dress with one and a half meter of fabric and only had some small scraps left. This time I could not turn them into a dress for my youngest, but I did manage to sew a shirt. I used the Nivalis* pattern and some extra creativity. I had used all the clear stripes in the fabric on the dress, but by combining scraps, you can still see the gradient effect. I cut the front from four smaller pieces, but they go well together like this. I top stitched with some sparkling gold thread.

In the theme of never ending stories, I will also show you another Lotte Martens piece that I made earlier. After this ensemble, I still had quite some fabric left and I sewed my middle daughter a Aura* bolero. I probably do not have to tell you she loves this sparkling piece.

Although the collection was launched on Wednesday, you will have to be a little more patient for the Aronia fabrics. They unfortunately were not delivered yet, but you can already check the stores and the other fabrics from the collection.


  1. een hele leuke jurk, die halslijn is super! en jij kan echt toveren met de hoeveelheden stof die je krijgt

  2. Het gele is niet mijn kleur, maar ik ben ook grote fan van het kleurenverloop in de Aroniastoffen. Leuk dat je er voor je dochter ook nog een shirtje uit kon persen! (An)

  3. Wat een leuk truitje voor je dochter! Super leuk gedaan!

  4. Amai! Zotjes hoeveel jij uit een stukje stof kan persen! Leuk gedaan!