Sunday, 27 January 2019

Swing tunic!

Although I always like to challenge myself, sometimes I just fall in love with very simple patterns. When I saw the Sophie swing dress and tunic* by Peek-a-boo patterns I knew it would be perfect for our eldest. She only wants to wear dresses, but sometimes pants are the better option. Sweaters that have a twirly element that look like a dress are perfect for these occasions. Therefore I bought the Sophie swing dress and tunic.
Of course I needed to find a piece of fabric that would be perfect for this tunic length I made. Simple patterns are perfect for special pieces of fabric. I bought the Mandala french terry not too long ago at Mamarieke. It is a panel with an orange stripe on one side of the panel. So I needed to carefully think about how to cut the pattern. Because I wanted the orange to come back in the sleeve I had to be creative with the cutting. I cut the sleeve in half and used as much of the orange piece I had left.
I love the collar on the tunic, but you can also use a regular band or hood on the tunic or dress. The pattern comes in sizes 3M to 12Y. I love patterns that come in such wide size ranges, because we have very narrow kids and patterns that start at 1 or 2 years would only be useable for our oldest girl. Now I can use this pattern for all our girls. I wanted to make the tunic extra dress-like so I used width 6Y for the bottom of the tunic and size 3Y (which is the size she is in for her chest) for the chest. I love the result and so does our girl. She still feels it is a dress and long enough according to her (win-win).
Fabric: Mandala by swafing in french terry from mamarieke
Pattern: Sophie swing dress and tunic by Peek-a-boo patterns

# Fabric this week: 0 in - 2 out (Total fabric in 2019: bought 0 - used 2 fabric - used 2 gifted fabric - used 0 scrap pieces of fabric) - in total 0 in 4 out
# Patterns I sewed in 2019: new patterns: bought 1 of which I sewed 1, 
sewed unused pre-2019 patterns: 1

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Thursday, 17 January 2019

Another Sylva in the Sofilantjes family

Remember the lovely neckline on this Sylva top for our eldest? And this cute Sylva onesie for our youngest? Now there is a baby Sylva Top and Tunic* by Sofilantjes! The only Sylva I am still waiting for is a Women's Sylva 😉.
I love the Sylva line of Sofilantjes because they are perfect for colour blocking. You can use different colours for each sleeve, like I did with the Sylva top for our eldest and the Sylva onesie. You can also just use a different top and bottom part of the shirt. Just like the Sylva top and tunic the long sleeve of the baby sylva top and tunic has another colour block at the bottom.
What makes the Sylva original is the neckline, which is great for daddies as the front and the back are the same (if you use the same fabrics of course). The baby Sylva has the options of short and long sleeves and can be made in top length, which I did, and tunic length. The baby Sylva comes in sizes NB (50 cm) to 86 cm (length of the child). If you need size 80 (length of the kid) or bigger you can buy the regular Sylva Top and Tunic.
The baby sylva is on sale together with the Stella Jumpsuit until January 20 for just 4,48 euro incl tax. No code needed. Don't miss out on the sale!
Fabric: both the cat fabric and stripe fabric were small piece that were gifted to me by her.
Pattern: Baby Sylva top and Tunic (size NB - 86) (Nederlands patroon)
Sylva top and tunic (size 80 -164) (Nederlands patroon)
Sylva onesie (size NB - 86) (Nederlands patroon)

Fabric this week: 0 in - 2 out (Total fabric in 2019: bought 0 - used 0 fabric - used 2 gifted fabric - used 0 scrap pieces of fabric) - in total 0 in 2 out
Patterns in 2019: bought 1 of which I sewed 0

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Friday, 11 January 2019

A winter Foras dress

Another Christmas dress, this time for our middle one, and another Foras dress*. The previous Foras dress I made was a summer version with short sleeves and a circle skirt. This time I made a winter version of the Foras dress by Sofilantjes with long sleeves and those beautiful long cuffs, I love those.
I made the dress with the same fabric that I used for the Christmas dress for our eldest, which is a very thick sweater type of fabric with borg (or whatever you call the soft hairy fabric on the inside). I used the gathered skirt and it took me quite some time to properly gather the fabric. The Foras dress is thus a perfect dress for summer and winter due to the more relaxed fit.
Fabric: the blue thick jogging/sweat type of fabric comes from de Stoffenstraat. The ribbing comes from Textielstad
PatternForas dress (Nederlands patroon) by Sofilantjes 
Fabric in 2018 (I sewed this in 2018 for Christmas): this week 0 in - 2 out (2018: bought 63 - used 100 fabric - used 6 gifted fabric - used 31 scrap pieces of fabric) - in total 63 in 137 out

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