1. Opal V-neck Add-on

    Opal Coat – & Cardigan V.2.0

    Since it’s release last winter I’ve also release a free V-neck add on, because it seemed an obvious option, as other people pointed out by altering it into a V-neck. Since then I have wanted to merge the two just to make it easier for you. I’ve managed to accomplish this in the past few weeks, and the new and updated Opal Coat – & Cardigan is now available in the shop! I’ve also altered the pattern and the instructions to allow for a coatigan version in a woven fabric. The V.2.0 now features three different necklines, three hem lengths, two sleeve lengths and two pocket options. Whew! [Read more]

  2. What You Made: Spring Edition

    As you’ve probably heard from every pattern designer, seeing what people make with your patterns is just the best. Which is why Me Made May is even more exciting for us, because everyone is posting outfit posts daily, and there are always so many new makes to discover. I’ve gathered my favourites here, I hope you find some inspiration for your next projects! You can find more on our Pinterest board, and if you’d like to be featured here just tag us @paprikapatterns on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. [Read more]

  3. Opal V-neck Add-on

    Free Opal V-Neck Add-on

    When we release a pattern, we always ask for volunteers to review our new garment. When we did this for the Opal Cardigan, I noticed that several reviewers had altered the neckline into a V-neck. I really liked this alteration. In fact, I had considered including it in the pattern but at that time I was too far in the process to go back and change things. The reviewers showed that my idea was good though, so I went and made a free add-on for the V-neck alteration!  [Read more]

  4. Jade Skirt View A

    Our Patterns in French – Vote Now

    Today’s post is one especially for the French speaking sewing community. I want to translate some of our patterns into French, and I need some help to decide which ones. It’s quite simple – select the patterns you’d want to see in French, and click submit! You can select more than one pattern but we won’t translate them all so choose carefully. Thanks!

    Le post d’aujourd’hui est spécialement pour la communauté de couture française. Je voudrais traduire certains de notre patrons en français, et j’ai besoin d’aide pour décider lesquels. Il est assez simple – sélectionner les patrons que vous voudriez voir en français, et cliquez submit! Vous pouvez sélectionner plus d’un patron mais nous ne pouvons pas traduire tout donc choisissez bien. Merci! [Read more]

  5. Woven Cardigan by Charlotte

    How to Sew a Woven Opal by Charlotte

    I’m delighted to have this guest post for you today by Charlotte. I first met Charlotte at the big Paris meetup in November 2014 and we’ve kept in touch since then. I can honestly say she’s one of the nicest people I’ve ever met! She blogs at English Girl at Home, has her first PDF pattern out, and is interested in all things crafty besides sewing. Her blog is also a great resource if you’re interested in dyeing with natural dyes. For now, she’s here to show off her Opal Cardigan made in a woven fabric and tell you how she made that work! [Read more]