I started with Nivalis dress by Sofilantjes patterns.
Sofinaltjes patterns came onto my radar after a few of my European sewing friends shared their creations. Well, this week Sofilantjes patterns are travelling around Australia and New Zealand. In a form of a blog tour that is :)
Welcome to Victoria guys! Victoria is a gorgeous place in the south-east of Australia. Our capital city is Melbourne. In Victoria we have it all - the ocean, the mountains, the rain forests, the plains. Have you ever heard of the Great Ocean Road? Yep, it is in our gorgeous little state. We enjoy beautiful changes of seasons. Well, I should probably say that we usually enjoy beautiful changes of seasons as it feels like spring has missed the memo and is not in a hurry to arrive still!
I would have loved to make a Solis or maybe a Litore dress for Miss R. I loved Brooke's versions of these patterns. But the truth is, it is still way too cold for summer dresses down here. Maybe we should go visit Brooke to get some sunshine haha
It is now a usual practice for Miss R to be heavily involved in the process of creating a new garment for her. I only sew the patterns she approves the look of (we usually do a quick Google image search) and use the fabric she gives thumbs up to. After all, she is six and she knows everything ;) Going through a decision making process together with Miss R is actually a lot of fun!
Miss R approved the Nivalis pattern last winter and wanted a hooded dress after seeing Shelly's version. Well, now we are (apparently) heading into summer Miss R decided she did not need a hood. She also chose to omit the waist tabs.
Let's talk fabric. I bought this gorgeous Paparounes Crimson knit by Art Gallery Fabrics from Brave Fabrics for myself. I have a cute little selection of printed knits and I was certain Miss R would pick something else, but she declared her undying love for this print. The flowers and the colours of the rainbow. A winning combination in the eyes of an all-knowing six year old. OK, kiddo, you can have it. Seeing you happy makes me happy. Also, I can buy more of this fabric from Erin when I run out ;) By the way, Erin is also participating in the tour, you can see her creations here. White ribbing is from MaaiDesign.
I am pleased to report that Miss R is super happy with her Nivalis dress. It has met her every criteria and now we are patiently waiting for warmer weather so she can wear this dress out and about.
Are you curious to see who else is participating in the tour? Ta-da!
Monday Idle sunshine
Tuesday Horris And Deedle
Wednesday Little Cumquat, Bartacks and Singletrack
Thursday Tea, Dust and Stitches, Brave Fabrics
Friday While She was Sleeping, Mend and Make New
And of course during a pattern tour there is a discount available on summer patterns by Sofilantjes. Please use the code DOWNUNDER to receive 15% off the patterns featured this week. The code is valid until the 16th of October 2016. Bundles are already discounted, so the code would not work for them. You are also welcome to try your luck at winning some patterns!
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