Thursday, January 29, 2015

Otium For Me!

Yes, this one is for me! Ever since I saw the first Otium Sweater by Sofilantjes I knew I was going to make it, I even bought the pattern when it was released in Sofilantjes pattern shop. I even knew what fabric from my stash I was going to use, and what style I was going to make...and finally I made it for me.

There's an easy giveaway at the end of this post so make sure read all the way to the end...there's a 12 patterns up for grabs all going to one lucky ready. Also so many stops on this tour from all over, go take a look, you may even discover your new favorite blog.

First, you can thank my sister and Pinterest for getting me into those fancy high boots and leggings, something I would not have done a little over a month ago. Second, lets thank Annemieke for such a fun pattern. Put them all together and there you have an easy comfy look.

I made the short sleeve version with the bow at the back. I added a couple of inches to the length of the top to make sure it would go past my hips when pairing it with leggings. I also used fold over elastic at the neckline instead of the fabric binding used in the pattern. Other than that I kept everything as is.  

This pattern was a dream to make. Printing, taping, cuting and sewing...2 hours. I really need to consider making more of these for myself using the other options, long sleeves and 3/4 length sleeves with the full back.

In case you're wondering, sizes range for the women's only pattern XS- XXXL, and for the girls' sizes they range from 12 months to 14 years, get the bundle and you get all the sizes included.

You may have recognised  Amelia's little face here...she got 2 Otiums (she may have to share with JubeJube though).

Monday, January 26th
Huisje Boompje Boefjes - Pienkel - Straight Grain

Tuesday, January 27th

From a Box - Shaffer Sisters - Friends Stitched Together

Wednesday, January 28th
Mie Katoentje - Lulu & Celeste - Rebel & Malice - Work, Pray, Sew

Thursday, January 29th 
Sew Starly - The Berry Bunch - Sprouting JubeJube - Mllikepoinen

Friday, January 30th
Rebekah Sews - Gloria June -  Sew Out of Control - Jaime Sews

Saturday, January 31st

LisaLisa Designs - Vaahtokarkkimonsteri - DIY Crush - Unikuun Terapiahuone - Golden Rippy

Thanks to some fabulous sponsors we also have an amazing prize package up for grabs. Here's what you have the chance to win just by entering the rafflecopter giveaway:
  • Otium Bundle by Soflantjes (both the girls' and  women's sizes)
  • 2 patterns of choice by Filles a Maman
  • 1 pattern of choice by Ginger House Designs
  • 1 pattern of choice by Straight Grain
  • 1 pattern of choice by Golden Rippy
  • 1 pattern of choice by MCM Studio Designs
  • 1 pattern of choice by Mouse House Creations
  • 1 pattern of choice by MandyK Designs
  • 1 pattern of choice by FABulous Home Sewn
  • 1 pattern of choice by E+M Patterns
  • 1 pattern of choice by My Little Plumcake
That's a total of 12 patterns for one lucky reader! 
One last thing...To celebrate this tour the Otium Pattern is on sale for the duration of the tour in the Sofilantjes pattern shop...If you purchase the bundle (includes all girls' and women's sizes) there's a 30% off and if you purchase the just the girls' sizes or just the women's sizes there's a 20% off. No coupon code needed.

Until next time, xx. 

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  1. You look fantastic! I love it with the short sleeves. I really do need to get some good fabric and make myself a new one for spring.

    1. Thanks Angela...yes I do believe this will be my go-to comfy and stylish top for the year!

  2. Love it Deborah!
    This is my 'go to' pattern for both myself and Olivia :)