Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Summer Surprise Two Ways

All week has been a fun ride and now its finally my turn to show off my Summer Surprise. First, a little trip down memory lane. Last year I tested the Summer Surprise and it was Anne's first pattern for her new pattern company, Sofilantjes. Read about my post from one year ago here.

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This has been a really fun project for me, not only do I get to host this blog tour, but I also got to use the brand new format of the Summer Surprise. Nothing has changed as far as sizing or fit, but now the same feature that is available with every Sofilantjes pattern is now available with the Summer Surprise and that is layered printing. Print only the sizes you need or want. If you purchased the pattern from the Sofilantjes pattern shop you can download the new format from your account.  If you've purchased on Etsy, won the pattern or tested it you can e-mail to In the subject line type in Summer Surprise and you do need to e-mail a proof of payment or copy of an e-mail by Sofilantjes. If you haven't purchased it yet, you can here...use the code "ANNIVERSARY" at checkout for 25% off your pattern.

Now on to what I did to this already fun pattern. For JubeJube I lengthened her dress to a maxi. I used her Summer Surprise from last year that now fits her as a cute tunic and measured from under her arm to the ground. 

For the back I decided to make ties, I used grosgrain ribbon.

Funny enough both JubeJube and Amelia wanted the same fabric. Usually they want to have something that is all their own. 

For Amelia I wanted something she could wear just about anywhere, so I went with a romper mash up. I used a simple short pattern for this. The only thing was to make sure that the waistline to the shorts would match up to the waistline of the top without stretching either pieces out. I added an elastic to the waist and to the hem of the shorts. 

Again I added the ties to the back to make sure this little number could go on and off easily for Amelia.

So much more inspiration to see on the other stops...go ahead, take a look. 

I just had to throw this one in there, this is the Summer Surprise from last year...JubeJube's face isn't as round and Amelia is just about as tall as her older sister. They grow up so fast!

I wanted to take the time to thank all the sponsors, without them there would be no giveaway. THANK YOU!!!!

This is what is included in the bundle for day 4...there will be a new giveaway tomorrow.

Day 4 giveaway

-5 out of 4, winner's choice 
-Muffin Head Patterns, winner's choice 
-Seaside Notions, winner's choice 
-Audrey & Tiffany, winner's choice 
-Pickle Pudding, winner's choice
-Handmaiden's Cottage, winner's choice
-Koda Baby, winner's choice 
-Sofilantjes, winner's choice

Until next time, xx.

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  1. Happy Anniversary Sofilantjes! Love the maxi version.

  2. Both your girls look great in their outfits!!!

  3. Love it! So cool to see another romper/jumpsuit in the tour! And your girls are adorable!