Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Sofilantjes "Summer Surprise" One Year Anniversary Tour!

I'm so honored to be part of Sofilantjes' Anniversary Tour! I'm fairly new to Sofilantjes Patterns, but I've made the Gemini Skirts and Otium Sweater and love the attention to detail and how neatly the patterns come together.

Today we have the very first pattern Anne released - the Summer Surprise! (Two of them, actually!) When I make something for one girl, I usually end up making one for the other, but I try to never make them exactly the same.

"A surprise? Where?"
Natalie's top is an upcycled t-shirt that formerly hung in my closet. After a few years of wear, it still had some life in it, but not for me. I gave it a facelift with some bright orange and white polka dots - I like how they add a punch to the rust of the main fabric.

For Sam, I decided to try a little mashup. I took the "sporty" version of the Gemini, and blended the two patterns into a dress. Then I added some hacked circle pockets, sketching out a quick pattern myself. They're not very deep pockets, but they're more for show than anything! 

Fabrics used: The Cottage Garden (knit) Pink Main - Riley Blake
Rust knit t-shirt - upcycled from personal closet

I love the easiness of this pattern - it's perfect for summer playtime, with a little whimsy and no fuss. The bow is ridiculously easy, yet looks like you spent a ton of time on detail! 

Through May 30th, you can get your copy of the Summer Surprise (individual) for 25% off, using code anniversary on the website. The pattern is a re-release; Anne has updated the Summer Surprise to be a layered pattern, great for saving ink! If you already have the pattern, you can download the update from your account. If you purchased on Etsy, won, or tested the pattern, and would like the layers update, email with "summer surprise" in the subject line. Include your receipt, or a copy of the email the pattern was sent to you in.
**Note: The pattern itself has NOT changed, just the format!**

"There's a bow back there!" "Ohhh. I guess you're right, Mom!"

Also, make sure you enter the amazing giveaway-a-day! So many sponsors have come together for this anniversary celebration, and I'm so glad I got to be a part of it! Today's winners will receive one (1) pattern of their choice from EACH of the following:

Gracious Threads
Striped Swallow Designs
FABulous Home Sewn
MCM Designs
A Sparkly Baby

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Follow along with the rest of the tour (and catch the posts you've missed)!

Inspinration - The Craftiness in Me - Van Je Veel - Boutique Birdie - Tory Frail Designs - Wining Wife - Keep Calm and Carrion - Moon Star - Circle Meets Line - Amazing Adventures with Buba and Bug - Manning the Machine - Sugarplum Cuties - House of Estrela - Create 3.5 - Handcrafted by RED - Lulu & Celeste - Rebel & Malice - Two Novembers - From a Box - Sprouting JubeJube - Maryall Made - Phat Quarters - Knot Sew Normal - Sew Happily Ever After - All Things Katy


  1. I love all of your creations and this is no different!

  2. I love those! Especially the colours, they look so good on your girls!

    1. Thank you Marieke! I've been wanting to try something rusty colored on my oldest for a while and I love the result with her blond hair!

  3. Oh, cute. I couldn't resist saying that after your comment. ;) But seriously, these are cute. I love your circle pocket hack. Fantastic peek of the triangles print. Love!

    1. Haha, at least you didn't add "moving on"! ;) Thank you, and thanks for stocking all those lovely fabrics so I could make the pretties!

  4. I really love the one with the orange banding/bow!

    1. Thank you! I do too, they're not my usual colors but they spoke to me.