1. Maxilla Walker Sailor Top by Paprika Patterns

    Striped Sailor Top

    I admire Marilla Walkers patterns for their originality and clever drafting, but they’re not my usual style. The Sailor top won me over because of it’s simplicity. It’s a free, one-size pattern that is drafted without any curves. The sleeves and bodice are just squares and rectangles. Just check out that flat lay, so cool! Shape (and room to move) are given by the triangle shoulder insets and the underarm gusset. A striped fabric is the perfect companion to this top, as it highlights the geometric shapes beautifully. [Read more]

  2. Jade and Opal

    Our Patterns in French and German + Sale!

    Over the years we’ve gotten some requests for our patterns in French and German, and I’m happy to announce that we’ve made that happen! The Jasper Sweater & Dress has been translated into both German and French. The Jade Skirt and Zircon Sweater have been translated into French, and the Opal Cardigan has been translated into German. We might add more patterns if there is enough demand.

    To celebrate this event, take 10% off the translated patterns! Use the coupon code FRDE to get your discount. Sale ends Friday March 10th 2017, 00:00 CET. [Read more]

  3. IG

    New Years Re’sew’lutions

    Now that we’re mostly settled in I’ve had some time to think about what I’d like to focus on this year. I’m really looking forward to getting creative again! Frida is past those all-consuming newborn months, which means I can start thinking of sewing again. Let’s be realistic though, until she goes to la crèche it’ll have to happen during nap times. With less time to spare, I’ve even more reason to think about what I’ll spend my precious time on. I thought some guidelines were in order lest I just order lots more fabric for projects I don’t have time for. Here’s what I came up with: [Read more]

  4. IMG_1427

    Daily Life in the Morvan: Second Autumn

    Months before Frida was born I knew having her would mean our yurt life would come to an end. It’s not that living in a yurt with a baby is impossible. We actually really enjoyed the two months that we had with her in the yurt. But we had been living with a certain amount of comfort that costs more energy than a more conventional lifestyle. The yurt is great in the summer, but the comfort level definitely goes down in the winter. Having a baby already takes so much energy on all kinds of levels, I felt like I couldn’t handle much more than that. We felt that this was the time to go back to a more conventional lifestyle, which for us meant moving to a house. [Read more]

  5. Paprika Patterns

    Sale! 25% off all Patterns

    There will be so many sales this weekend, either in honour of Black Friday, Thanksgiving, Cyber Monday, we thought we’d keep it simple and just hold a sale spanning all these days! And since you probably already need to remember lots of discount codes, there’s none needed for our sale. Just hop on over to the shop to get 25% off our patterns!  [Read more]