Holà everybody!

It’s time to get back to work, why not start with India! Today I’d like to tell you about it, step by step… It’s kind of funny because I just saw my friend Fred, who said: “I watched your last sewing tutorial but I didn’t understand a thing!”. That made me smile… and then I started to wonder if anyone understands me! Am I so into my own little world that I’m only talking to myself? No way! Luckily the lovely Laure, super queen of sewing patterns, is always here to watch over. If I can do it, you can too! I was thinking it might be nice to make a video to show you certain technical sewing terms, for beginners out there who are afraid to start. Kind of like a ’Sewing for Dummies’ to explain the words and phrases used the most often in my videos…

Going back to India, I recommend it for your 3rd or 4th sewing project, not so much for beginners. But then again, if you’re comfortable using a presser foot, I’m sure that with enough ambition, self­confidence, and patience, nothing is impossible. But seriously, it’s not a huge project, there are a lot of parts and large pieces of fabric, especially for the legs. It may seem a little overwhelming but I promise it’s not a big deal. It’s true that for a first project, it’s a bit difficult… You’ll see that I kind of went crazy picking the colors for my own India jumpsuit… It’s totally Bowiesque… see for yourself in the video below:

Some things to know about India:

  • to make it you’ll need 4m of fabric from a bolt 1m45 wide or 4m60 from a bolt 1m10 wide
  • 1 “invisible” zipper 40cm long. A color that matches your fabric looks best!
  • We suggest making it out of stretchy gabardine, chambray, or light denim, crepe or even viscose or cotton!
  • I won’t lie, in order to have the perfect fit, the crossover neckline needs to be a tad snug. So you’ll need to be a little bit flexible to get into your India, but I promise you won’t regret it!
  • The paper pattern is available here or in a PDF via the 3, 6, or 12 month subscription here
Speaking of PDFs, more and more of you are subscribing. This fall, we’re working on your goodies and on another payment system besides PayPal, so everyone can order! Hugs and kisses! See you very soon!

Lisa Banana

Translated by Whitney Bolin.