Friday, May 27, 2016

Happy 2nd Anniversary, Sofilantjes Patterns!

Posted by Heather at Friday, May 27, 2016

Hello and welcome to my stop on the Sofilantjes Patterns 2yr Anniversary Blog Tour. You may remember that I participated in Sofilantjes Patterns First Anniversary Blog Tour, almost exactly a year ago. I am just as excited to celebrate another year of fun, new patterns with Sofilantjes Patterns! Happy Second Anniversary, Sofilantjes Patterns!

Today, I'm going to show you a quick, simple and fun modification to the already-awesome Sofilantjes Patterns Otium Sweater- a ribbon tie back!

First things first, though- Since we are heading into summer here in the US, I sewed up a size small, short sleeve, low back Sofilantjes Patterns Otium Sweater. I used four-way stretch cotton lycra purchased online from Purpleseamstress Fabrics. The ribbon ties were from my personal stash of notions. I shortened the length of the bodice by three whole inches (cut on the provided shorten/lengthen line) to account for my short stature of 5'-0". #shortgirlproblems

**Now, onto the modification....!!**

The first thing I did was sew up the Sofilantjes Patterns Otium Sweater as instructed up to step four.

Next, I cut out two pieces of ribbon, 24" long, each. I angled one edge on each length and heat sealed the edges of the ribbons.

(2x) 24" Long Ribbon

Then, using the pattern-provided markings for the top of the bow, I sewed in the ribbons- one on each side.

Sofilantjes Patterns Otium Sweater- Top of the back bow marking 
(seen in between my thumb and forefinger)

After donning the shirt, I then tied the ribbons into a bow (this, was probably the hardest step as I ended up tying the bow, blind and hubs isn't so handy when it comes to the perfect bow- ha!).

See, wasn't that simple?! A quick, fun and simple modification for the Sofilantjes Patterns Otium Sweater!

Now, no celebration would be complete without some sort of giveaway!! Check out the fun giveaways and prizes, below!

Day 1: 11 patterns to give away. Will run untill May 25, 12.00 AM (GMT+1) (Amsterdam time) a Rafflecopter giveaway Day 2: 11 patterns to give away. Will run untill May 26, 12 AM (GMT+1) (Amsterdam time) a Rafflecopter giveaway Day 3: 10 patterns to give away. Will run untill May 27 12AM (GMT+1) Amsterdam Time) a Rafflecopter giveaway Day 4: 11 patterns to give away. Will run untill May 28 12AM (GMT+1) Amsterdam Time) a Rafflecopter giveaway Day 5: 9 patterns to give away. Will run untill May 29 12AM (GMT+1) Amsterdam Time) a Rafflecopter giveaway

And, for more inspiration, please go and check out these other fabulous bloggers and their takes on other Sofilantjes Patterns!

From a Box - Paisley Roots - Pattern Revolution - SewSophieLynn - Beri Bee Designs - Sprouting Jube Jube - Coral and Co. - Create 3.5 - Jennifer for Sofilantjes - Bellevi - Vaahtokarkkimonsteri - Sew Journers - Inspinration - MoonStar - Lucky Mie - Nononsonsmoms - Pienkel - Tales of a Tester - Adventures with Bubba and Bug - All things Katy - Candice Ayala - Rebel and Malice - Liesellove

Happy Second Anniversary, Sofilantjes Patterns! Cheers to many more!

***Disclosure: "I received a free pattern from Sofilantjes in order to participate in the Sofilantjes Summer Surprise Anniversary tour. The opinions expressed here are my own."***


MultiVroon on May 27, 2016 at 4:28 AM said...

So smart!

Mijnleven4helden on May 27, 2016 at 5:05 AM said...

i like it, very nice!

Anne_Sofilantjes on May 27, 2016 at 9:25 AM said...

You look great!

Glenda X on May 27, 2016 at 12:10 PM said...

great job!

Unknown on May 27, 2016 at 1:47 PM said...

You're looking radiant in this wonderful Otium!!!

rebelandmalice on May 27, 2016 at 1:57 PM said...

That is so cute! The color and tie is perfect for summer!

The REAL EverSewSweet on May 27, 2016 at 2:53 PM said...

Such a simple change, but so beautiful!

Glenda X on May 27, 2016 at 2:55 PM said...

great job!

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