Lotta Inspiration

I bought Lotta Prints recently and am in love with her simplistic designs. The book is aesthetically pleasing, page after page, with loads of great ideas and stencil patterns.

 After thumbing through this book I was inspired to make another wrap skirt. This one is a simple organic cotton with a sponge stencil. I had wanted to do this with a potato, but not a single spud could I find. So a cut sponge was used instead. I had sketched this skirt out at work the other day, so I am happy to finally make it real.

I used Tulip Soft Fabric Paint.  It worked out well and I really like the texture the sponge gave.

Oh yeah, I used my new serger to enforce the seams on this skirt too!  Now talk about power. I’ve been zippin’ though scraps of fabric like crazy.  I still have a lot of learning to do, but I love it!  I just hope the spools of thread magically last forever.

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15 Responses to Lotta Inspiration

  1. lisette says:

    Beautiful! I don’t see what you have to learn.. it’s perfect! Wish I could make skirts and prints like that!

  2. liz says:

    i love it! and it looks so comfy.

    i’ve been wanting that book too – now seeeing your gorgeous skirt, i want it even more!

  3. Becky says:

    I love it! So simple, yet the stamping makes it just a little funky. Which is great.

  4. cindy says:

    i just love thumbing thru that book! the skirt looks awesome! congrats on your new serger. someday.someday.

  5. Taryn says:

    I love the skirt. It really turned out geat!! I may have to give that a try myself. :0)

  6. Kelly says:

    That turned out very nice! That book was very inspiring and I keep meaning to try out the ideas. Good for you!

  7. Tricia says:

    I am dying for a serger… ohh, I am so green… the skirt is so cute you may inspire me to start printing.. our walmart is losing their fabric so I just spent a ton on prints.

  8. jessica says:

    I must get my hands on that book-it looks great. I’m a big fan of Lotta.

  9. heidi says:

    I love your skirt – I would totally buy that. How easy is it to make the stamps in the Lotta book, would you say? Can I do it with my teenagers?

  10. kristin says:

    you are one creative kismet! i’ve been holding off on getting that book, but you’re just adding to my desire to go find it.
    (love the orange wall by the way)

  11. Jennifer says:

    That looks GREAT! (and I love your wall)

  12. Sewer-Sewist says:

    Ooh! I love the results of the printing! Nice job!
    ~sarah

  13. Rachel says:

    That is gorgeous! I love that it’s Lotta-inspired. And I really love that I found your blog!

  14. AnnaNwonderland says:

    Thank you so much for posting this! I also have the Lotta book and wanted to do some skirts. I’ve been trying to find some cheap skirts to test on, but they’re all a bit pricey. Your idea of doing the wrap skirt is brilliant! Fast and easy. Could you tell me if you lined this twill skirt? I saw that you used a brown cotton lining on your other wrap skirt. Just curious if you lined this one too. Thanks again!

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