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Monday, December 4, 2017

Trying out Lekala!

I assume many of you have heard of Lekala, it's a site where you pick a pattern, add your measurements and get am email with your personalized pattern, as they call it.

Since I always have to adjust my patterns to fit me, torso length and bust point, I decided to check Lekala out!

I browsed through all the patterns for a while, quite a variety of pretty looking patterns. The pattern  I chose is pattern number 4718 and it looks like this:

Lekala 4718

 Putting the pattern together was a pain in the ass, there were pages that had multiple numbers on top of each other which took a bit of guess work and patience. If you like puzzles you'll love the process but, to be honest, I hated it. Side note: this was also my first ever printed pattern which didn't help ๐Ÿ˜

Also what i found unnecessary was that the front and back pattern pieces were not half (which is what you'd expect when the pieces are being cut on the fold), but the whole front and back pieces which used more paper to print and also required some folding and cutting before laying them on the fabric.

I ordered the pattern without seam allowances included so I added 2 cm on the sides of the front and back pieces and 1 cm on the rest.

With this pattern, due to the somewhat complicated neckline, I for a change, followed the instructions which, for this pattern at least, were clear and easy to follow.

 Since this is a fitted pattern for knit fabrics and I don't like wearing fitted...well...anything, I used up the seam allowances and stitched my side seams at 0,8mm. And it worked great!๐Ÿ˜Š

Lekala 4718 front

Side view Lekala 4718

And a close-up

Even though this isn't a fitted dress pattern or anything similar, I have to say that it fits great! I love this top/jumper so much that I've made 2 of them so far!๐Ÿ˜€ And I'm probably going to be making more!!

For the first one I used a beautiful knit fabric from Driessen of course and for the second one this crazy fabric I got from the stoffenspektakel ( a sort of fabric fair๐Ÿ˜).

I love it so much that I'm staring to forget how hideous it was putting the paper pattern together๐Ÿ˜œ

And the second one!

I wasn't planning of sharing this one, hence the lack of some 'in progress' pictures and less info on my process, but I really liked the pattern and the idea of  having personalized patterns so I couldn't resist!๐Ÿ˜Š



  1. You did a wonderful job. I love the second fabric. Thank you for sharing. I have always wanted to try to this company but never got around to it I will now.

    1. Thank you:) Don't forget to sign up on their site, then you get a bit of discount ;)