Saturday, 25 February 2017

Sewing Weekend! Win a Goodiebag!

I was also one of those 22 ladies that went on a sewing weekend last weekend. You might have seen already several posts from the other ladies of our awesome weekend away in Belgium. Read until the end of the post to take a chance in winning a goodiebag!

As you can see many different garments were made. I made 5 in total, 2 for our girls, one gift and 2 for myself. I usually sew a lot for our girls, but not so much for myself. This was a great opportunity to spend some time on sewing for myself.

One of the dresses that I made for our eldest is the Azure Party Dress by Ainslee Fox. I really love the dress, it is a party dress for sure, add some tule underneath and the party dress is complete. I made size 3 and it just fits perfectly. Our girl loves the dress with the robots, but then again she loves any dress in which she can twirl and she sure can in this dress. The dress is made from cotton and you can do some color blocking with all the different pattern pieces on the top part of the dress (both front and back side).

Pattern: Azure Party Dress by Ainslee Fox
Fabric: Robot fabric is from Kwantum, the other two fabrics come from my own stash

Since we had a spare goodiebag you can win the goodiebag! Below you see the content of the goodiebag of Marie-Paule from So Popo Sew. The fabric might be different from the goodiebag that you can win. Fill in the rafflecopter below if you want to take the chance. Good luck!

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Orbis Skinny Harem Blog Tour

I saw a call for a blog tour, a blog tour for Sofilantjes*!! Of course I jumped on that bandwagon as quickly as I could. I love the designs of Sofilantjes! Who doesn't?! It was the blog tour for the Orbis Skinny Harem*, many of you have seen them as part of the One Thimble issue 13. From now on you can buy the Orbis Skinny Harem, both the English pattern or het Nederlandse patroon at the website of Sofilantjes. If you don't own it yet go get it now!

The Orbis skinny harem is a great pattern. I like to sew pants that look different from the store bought ones. The Orbis skinny harem fits that description very well. The big pockets, the diagonal fly, I love the unique look of the pattern. The pockets are great for small treasured scraps of your favourite fabric. I sewed the smallest size for our youngest girl (12M), she still wears cloth diapers, and the fit is great. It is a relaxed fit and is very comfortable to wear I would imagine. We both love it!

I started thinking about my choice of fabric. For me, picking out the fabric sometimes takes more time than sewing the pattern. Sometimes I find the perfect combination of fabric right away, sometimes I need to think it through and I need to come back to my decision several times before I take the plunge and start cutting the fabric. This time, it took some time to make the decision. I wanted a great combination of fabrics for this great pattern. I love the fabric with stripes, however, it costs me quite some time to align all the stripes, but it was definitely worth it, don't you think?

PatternOrbis Skinny Harem by Sofilantjes

* the stripes fabric come from a fabric outlet store in Marsciano in Italy
* the Apple Tree fabric is from Lillestoff 

Also read the other blogs that are part of the blog tour for more inspiration!

Wednesday - MoonStar - WonderMirakel (for the Sofilantjes blog), Ronda B. HandmadeSew Cucio

Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission (same price for you). Thank you for supporting my fabric and pattern addiction!
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