The moment was there, I was picked to be a pattern tester for a Sofilantjes* pattern, how great is that?! I was over the moon excited about it!
The Sylva Top and Tunic* (English pattern, Dutch pattern) is here and all I can say is we love the pattern. I have to admit, the first time I saw the pattern I was a bit underwhelmed. The patterns by Sofilantjes are always awesome, great fit and just great designs. But then I made the first top and I fell in love with the pattern when our eldest put it on. It is just a lovely top!
What I like about the Sylva Top and Tunic is that it is an easy sew but looks sophisticated, it is great for a lot of colour blocking with all those small scraps. And you can create different feels by using different fabrics for the right or left sleeve or for the front and back, or the sleeves and the top part of the bodice or the binding. So many options.
An added bonus is that the front and the back are identical, which is perfect for kids dressing themselves, she can put it on herself without having the chance of putting it on backwards. And this also holds for fathers (at least in our house the dad sometimes finds it difficult to see what is the front and back if there is not any label or cameo sticker inside the homemade piece of clothing). Is he the only one having this problem?
The Sylva Top and Tunic comes in Top length and a Tunic length with short sleeves, 3/4 sleeves and long sleeves. The 3/4 sleeves and long sleeves have great colour blocking elements in the sleeves as well. Additionally you can make it with a hood or with a V-neck in sizes 12M-14. I made the V-neck with short sleeves in size 2.
Pattern: Sylva Top and Tunic by Sofilantjes
Fabric: The two fabrics for the sleeves came from my own stash, I have used them already in some of my other projects. The bottom fabric with the birds comes from Miranda from Inspinration, I picked it up in during our sewing weekend (where we exchanged fabrics we did not like anymore)
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