Patterns: Sofilantjes Iridis Girls Dress & Otium Womens Top
Iridis Girls Dress - Art Gallery Fabrics ,100% Premium Cotton Voile - Dripping Paint Warming
Otium Womens Top - Art Gallery Fabrics, 95% Cotton, 5 % Spandex - Chalk on Charcoal
When I was asked to join this blog tour I was more than willing to test out some of the Sofilantjes patterns, I was unfamiliar with Sofilantjes patterns but once I headed over to their website and saw the options I was more than impressed.
I couldn’t decide on just one pattern to blog about, so I chose the Iridis dress for my 3 year old daughter and Otium top for me!
Now, I can easily say that I am one for putting my foot in things and overstepping my boundaries at the moment which I thought I had done with choosing two patterns but I was assured that these patterns are easy and quick to sew up so you I wouldn’t have any problems. Well, they we right.
I chose to work on my daughters dress first, as it was a little more technical. I was a little bit daunted with how many pattern pieces there was in this pattern, but honestly cutting them out was the hardest part. The layers all fit together like a glove and give this dress some real personality. I think this will be my daughters Christmas dress if I can keep her out of it and stain free until then!
I’ve always loved playing with print on print and that’s one of the reasons I chose this dress. After deliberating on which fabrics to choose for a little while these two just popped while they were together. I obviously have a certain pallet when it comes to my daughter as it matches her feature wall perfectly!
The fit of the pattern is perfect, I chose a size three because, well she is 3 and although there are quite a few pieces to this pattern once you get in the zone it really doesn’t take long to sew up and is really quite simply. It also comes in a knit version and has a circle skirt add on so you are spoilt for options with this pattern. You can also choose to do rolled hems where I chose to do bias binding.
Sofilantjes Iridis dress you are a winner!
What can I say about the Otium top except I love it! It was so easy I literally cut it and sewed it in an hour and a half! I was stoked! I had time during my little boys nap to cut out and make a top plus help my girl paint and have a cup of tea....It was amazing!
I wish every day could be this productive! The fit is perfect, it is relaxed around the bits you don’t want to see but the neck trim and cuffs are a perfect fit and give this top a little bit of structure. I decided to go for the plain top option with ¾ sleeves. The pattern also has a short and long sleeve option. You also have the choice to make a low back with bow or a front diagonal pocket. With the fabric choices I had made, which are awesome by the way! I was a little hesitant to try my fist Otium with any of the extras plus time was not on my side with only a few days out from the release of my blog I just wanted something with no frills to sew and this was it! I think I will be making a couple more of these in my time :)
If you want to see more Aussies with their beautiful Sofjilantes pattern makes be sure to check out their blogs -
Monday Idle sunshine
Tuesday Horris And Deedle
Make sure you click on the link below to be in the chance to win your very own PDF version of Sofilantjes Iridis Dress Pattern!!!
Sofilantjes also been so generous to offer 15% off all summer range patterns for the duration of the Down Under blog tour, so make sure to use the discount code DOWNUNDER. Valid until the 16th October.