Monday, May 23, 2016

Happy 2 Year Anniversary Sofilantjes

The first time I sewed and blogged about a pattern by Sofilantjes was exactly 2 years ago! Since then so many of us have enjoyed sewing up clothes with Anne's help and her beautiful patterns. Take a look at the first pattern, Summer Surprise, here. I can't believe how much JubeJube and Amelia have gown.

I also can't believe how many Sofilantjes (affiliate link) patterns I've sewn up in the past two years! The Omni Tempore, Otium, Amare, Nivalis...more Summer Surprise...and only to name a few!

When there's a celebration, there's also a giveaway, make sure to read all the way to the end and enter the rafflecopter might also want to take advantage of the coupon code "CELEBRATE" for 25% off at checkout!

This time I made the newest pattern, Solis. Amelia got a "by the book" version with a circle skirt. I sewed it up as is in the tutorial. JubeJube got the straight skirt with pleats because of the obvious horizontal lines in the fabric, with a bit of a hack. I braided the back straps. I started out with two straps and combined the fabric to finish off the strap as one braid, almost a racer back style.

I think the straight skirt with pleats works well with this horizonatl print.

Love how these patterns are a slim fit and the neckline comes up high enough.

Here's Amelia in her Solis dress with circle skirt, sewn up as in the tutorial.

The back view is what really attracted me to this pattern.

Wishing Anne and Sofilantjes the best anniversary, with many more to come...with many more patterns to keep us inspired and creating!

Don't forget to chekc out the other stops on this Second Anniversary many more patterns with so much inspirtations from a lot of talented ladies!

From a Box - Paisley Roots - Pattern Revolution - SewSophieLynn - Beri Bee Designs - Sprouting Jube Jube - Coral and Co. - Create 3.5 - Jennifer for Sofilantjes - Bellevi - Vaahtokarkkimonsteri - Sew Journers - Inspinration - MoonStar - Lucky Mie - Nononsonsmoms - Pienkel - Tales of a Tester - Adventures with Bubba and Bug - All things Katy - Candice Ayala - Rebel and Malice - Liesellove

A huge thank you to the sponsors for the giveaway!

Until next time, xx.

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  1. I love your hack of the back, great idea!

  2. Your girls look amazing in their dresses!

  3. Great hack! And very nice dresses!

  4. Thank you for the great inspiration

  5. Thank you for the great inspiration

  6. Thank you for the great inspiration

  7. Thank you for the great inspiration

  8. Your girls are precious! Love their dresses.

  9. The back is what attracted me to the dress too. (I bought it but haven't made it yet.) I love how the pleats look with stripes.

  10. that's some great dresses!

  11. I really like the braided straps.

  12. Your girls are so sweet! I love these pictures together.

    And the braid into the racer back is a nice add to the solis! i want to try this.