Thursday, 11 April 2019

Advena for babies and girls by Sofilantjes

Another new pattern by Sofilantjes*, and it is a great new one! I love colour blocking and the Advena top,tunic and dress has a lovely colour block on the sides.
I sewed a dress for our middle daughter and a top for our youngest. Then there is also the option of a tunic (for the girls' advena size 80-164). First I'll show you the top I made for our youngest. It is a great unisex pattern, so suitable for everybody!
The pattern has 3 different necklines, a round neckline, an enveloppe neckline and an asymmetrical neckline which combines the round neckline with the enveloppe neckline. On the top I made the asymmetrical neckline. It is a bit more challenging neckline. But I love the asymmetrical neckline. At least you don't have the problem that both sides need to look exactly the same! I made the round neckline on the dress for our eldest.
Then on to the dress for our middle daughter. It has a gathered front and back. The pattern offers great options for scrap busting, those sides are so cute! And great for combining two fabrics, which I love to do! Of course there are multiple sleeve option as you are used to with Sofilantjes. I sewed this dress during the pre-test, there were slight changes to the pattern in the final pattern.
The Advena is available in a very broad size range, starting at 50 (NB) on to 164 (14Y). The baby pattern includes the sizes 50 to 86 and the regular pattern starts at size 80 up to 164. I love the pattern, it a quick sew (depending on the neckline you sew, the round neckline is definitely the quickest) and I love the colour block option! Both the top and dress are a great addition to our wardrobe!
The pattern is on sale from April 11 08.00 CET and ends April 15 8.00 CET. During these days the Advena for babies (size 50-86) will only cost €3,50- ex taxes (4,24 incl EU taxes) after sale it will cost €5,55 excl. taxes, no code needed. The Advena (80-164) will only cost €5,37- ex taxes (6.50 incl EU taxes) after sale it will cost €7.85 excl. taxes, no code needed.
Fabric: the fox fabric is a leftover from her, the mint fabric was a leftover from this project.
Pattern: Baby advena top and dress (Nederlands patroon) by Sofilantjes
Advena top, tunic and dress (Nederlands patroon) by Sofilantjes

# Fabric this week: 3 in - 4 out (Total fabric in 2019: bought 23 - used 17 fabric - used 3 gifted fabric - used 2 scrap pieces of fabric) - in total 23 in 22 out
# Patterns in 2019: 8 in - 8 out (2 new patterns, 6 already owned unused patterns)

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Saturday, 6 April 2019

Girls' Layla dress

The Girls' Layla dress* is here! It is a cute dress with princess seams (I love those seams, they look so princessy and beautiful on a dress) and pleats in the skirt. I sewed two dresses during testing, although I am just showing you just the last one I sewed. The patterns comes with 4 different sleeve lengths (sleeveless, short sleeves, 3/4 sleeves and long sleeves), 2 different skirt lengths (knee length and maxi length) and has the option of adding pockets or a sash. You can even sew the skirt in knit or woven. I love patterns that combine knit with woven (I did that before in this dress).
Besides the Girls' Layla there is also the Women's Layla dress, so you can do some twinning in this beautiful dress! So you can get the Women's Layla dress at the 5 out of 4 patterns website or buy the Bundle. Today (May 5th) is the last day of the sale, so get is now if you like the pattern!
I sewed the dress with short sleeves and a knee length dress in woven. The knit bodice is fully lined. I did my best to make the lines continue across the princess seams and I think I did a pretty good job, don't you think?
I think the dress is beautiful and is perfect as a formal dress but then very comfortable. Or just as a very casual dress that looks great. I also sewed a maxi dress for our girl and it is just perfect!
Fabric: the knit top is a leftover from our sewing weekend and the woven fabric for the skirt comes from Modes4u
PatternGirls' Layla dress from 5 out of 4 patterns (also the Women's Layla dress and a bundle are available).
# Fabric this week: 5 in - 2 out (Total fabric in 2019: bought 20 - used 16 fabric - used 2 gifted fabric - used 0 scrap pieces of fabric) - in total 20 in 18 out
# Patterns in 2019: 8 in - 8 out (2 new patterns, 6 already owned unused patterns)

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