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.
Make sure you check out the blog post and enter the competition for your chance to win a copy of the Iridis Girls Dress PDF Pattern and receive the discount code for 15% off all summer patterns!
These patterns are awesome and so easy to sew up. I started with just making the dress and found that if I was smart with the fabric I could also fit in the peplum top variation of the dress and the shorts too!
The dress was heaps of fun to make as were the short and peplum top. I just folded the fabric as wide as widest pattern piece and just kept on doing that and ended up with 3 size 3 summer pieces for my little daughter. I also have a little left over to make a couple of scrunchies as well! I cut a metre of the fabric, the width is 152.0cm
The patterns are really simple to follow and Liz (from Thread Faction) makes sure you get the right fit by including beginner friendly pattern alteration instructions. There is also an information sheet for anyone that is unfamiliar with sewing with knits.
My lovely friend is having a baby later this year and she was having trouble finding maternity dresses that she liked, so I put my hand up to make her a dress one night after a couple of wines and was feeling quite generous. She’s not a huge print fabric fan so this knit fabric was a great pick by her as it’s not too out there.
We both thought that the Sew Over It Ultimate Wrap Dress was the best for her increasing baby bump.