At the beginning of this month we released a new pdf pattern called Lahja, as a part of a Xmas calendar campaign in our social media. It’s a 2in1 unisex dressing gown, and the same pattern includes a variation for men (longer with full-length sleeves), and for ladies (shorter with cropped sleeves).
The Lahja (which actually means ’gift’ in Finnish) is a great and easy-to-make gift for anyone. It’s very loose-fit, so choosing the size is not too difficult, even if you don’t have a chance to measure your giftee. It’s also very quick to make (takes approximately one day to put together), and can be modified for different purposes simply by switching fabrics.
You can sew it up in a terry or waffle cloth to make a soft and cuddly bathrobe, or use a crisp linen or cotton to create a trendy, casual piece of loungewear. For a more sophisticated and luxurious look, choose silk or poly-satin, or drapey rayon.
We made one version of Lahja using this gorgeous print rayon (which is actually a 70’s vintage fabric from our grandma’s stash), just to try the pattern out as an everyday-wear. Surprisingly, the dressing gown also works great as a kimono-like top like this, paired up with some jeans! For the next version I’m actually planning to use some lightweight non-stretch denim.
Our Xmas Calendar will continue until the 24th of this month, and you can follow it in our Instagram and Facebook. The Lahja pattern will of course be available after the campaign is over too. Right now you can take part in a giveaway organized by Nuppu Print Company! Nuppu creates beautiful and high-quality textile and paper products with charming, hand drawn prints, and you can see their web shop here. By placing an order from Nuppu web shop this weekend, you can win either a selection of Nuppu paper products, or our Lahja pdf pattern! Take part by adding this note to the comment field of your order: Named Lahja. The two winners will be drawn on Monday 18th of December, at 11 a.m. and they will be contacted personally.
Happy stitching, and happy holidays!
Pattern: Lahja Unisex Dressing Gown
Fabric: Vintage rayon