Thursday, May 25, 2017

Sofilantjes anniversary tour



Three years ago, Sofilantjes* released her first pattern. Today, I celebrate that in style with a double Sofilantjes hack in fabric from Lotte Martens's Let's party collection. Sofilantjes is possibly best known because of her patterns for knit fabrics, but Sofilantjes also has patterns for wovens. The Brueram*, one of those patterns for wovens, might actually be the Sofilantjes' pattern that I love the most. This will be my fourth post on that pattern (1, 2, and 3) and my fourth hack (although the first two were only minor adjustments). Party's are not only on warm days, so I also made my daughter a jacket, a hacked Cicero* to wear this festive dress to any party during the year.




This time it was the Litore*, another pattern by Sofilantjes, that inspired my hack. I love the look of the double set of straps on the back. To get that look, I narrowed the straps towards the shoulder and cut off the entire strap at the shoulder. With hindsight, I should have gone for a bit wider strap to have it more closely resemble the Litore. I determined the position of the straps pre-shirring at about 1/3 and 2/5 from the sides. I sewed them in between the lining and main fabric (as explained in the Brueram instructions) and gathered the back. Then, I attached the top of the straps to the shoulder following the Litore instructions. The skirt part is inspired by the Mantica*. I love how playing with these patterns actually could occupy all my sewing time.




That beautiful shiny lace is Lunari Aqua, one of the gorgeous Lotte Martens fabrics from the Let's Party collection. When I received it, I immediately knew why I had not seen it one the web yet. It is so pretty that people will have cut-fear for sure. It took me three weeks to settle on a plan to optimally use it. I used it for both pieces today and already cut a third project, an Aura* from it. If you use it as a beautiful detail like I did, you can actually make a lot from one panel. Two other ladies went a different route and used more of the panel in one garment. She used a different lace from the same collection as a breathtaking back on a woman's dress and she made a jacket consisting a 100% out of  Let's party lace. Lotte Martens is having a sewing competition at the moment. If I inspired you to cut your treasured Lotte Martens fabric or buy some, be quick because the competition is only for a few more days and the prizes are amazing!




For the Cicero jacket, I used the same color blocking option as the pink/brown one in this post. I wanted the jacket to look as classy as possible, and I, therefore, omitted the ribbing (I did not have any fancy ribbing). I did not want to cover the lace with a hood or collar, so I also omitted those. I went for clean lines. To omit the ribbing at the bottom of the jacket and sleeves, I added a bit to the length to both the jacket itself and the sleeves. I hemmed by folding the hem allowance inwards. This time I made some pictures while I shortened the zipper, and I will use them to make a tutorial on how to melt a new stop. Nothing fancy, but some asked for more details. I bought the rayon of the dress and the faux jersey at Textielstad.




I am so happy and honored to be part of the Sofilantjes family. Anne was the first designer that let me test something and I will always love her for that. All her patterns give me instant joy while sewing them and I am very much looking forward to all the other things she will make us sew. Due to the anniversary celebration, you can win fabric spending money by entering this Rafflecopter. These lovely brands are sponsoring the prize.


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Monday – Tales of a Tester
Tuesday – Kreatita
Wednesday – Ronda B. Handmade
Thursday – TurtleBirdies, Inspiration

24 comments:

  1. Wat een geweldige outfit, super leuk met de Lotte Martens stof. Ik vind vooral de cicero hack echt super, past perfect bij de party dress!

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    1. Ja he, ik denk dat hij nog vaker uit de kast komt dan de jurk.

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  2. Ik heb de Lotte Martens stoffen nog niet eens durven kopen omdat ik weet dat ik er nooit zou in knippen. Hoe erg is dat! Ze zijn gewoon te goed voor mijn onervaren handjes.
    Jouw resultaat is helemaal top!

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    1. Dit kant verwerkt super makkelijk, daar hoefde je helemaal niet ervaren voor te zijn ;)

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  3. Wauw, wat een super feestelijke outfit heb je ervan gemaakt! Top!

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    1. Met die zon er zo op straalde ze letterlijk!

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  4. Ik blijf grote fan van de dingen die jij maakt. Zo'n mooie combinatie van die stoffen. En die gehakte cicero is echt heel stijlvol ;-)

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    1. Dank je! Leuk om te lezen dat er nog andere zijn die voor heftige combinaties gaan!

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  5. Wow! Had niet verwacht dat de Cicero zo goed bij een jurkje zou passen, geweldig gedaan!

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  6. Gaaf die cicero bij het jurkje! Zooo veelzijdig die sofilantjes patronen. Fijn dat je foto's hebt gemaakt van het inkorten van de rits. Altijd prettig voor de plaatjesdenkers zoals mij.

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  7. super cool ... dat vindt zij duidelijk ook. Mooie combinatie.
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    1. Ja, dochter hieronder kijkt er al naar uit dat hij te klein is ;)

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  8. Super leuk gedaan! Dat vest is echt te gek!

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  9. Ik lees je blogs en bekijk de foto's altijd met veel bewondering. Jij maakt echt hele mooie kleding en het geeft mij altijd nieuwe inspiratie. Van deze creatie vind ik het rugdeel van de jurk fantastisch, dit zal vast heel wat tijd gekost hebben. Maar het totaal plaatje is helemaal geweldig!

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    1. Dat is nou net de grap, die Brueram rug zit zo in elkaar, 10 minuten op en neer naaien en dan is de rug af en hij ziet er zo indrukwekkend uit!

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  10. Die jurk die je maakte!!!! Daar valt mijn mond van open. Echt WAAUW!!!!
    De Cicero is uiteraard ook echt prachtig. Je kan mij altijd weer verbazen met je hacks.

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    1. Ik denk dat ik je meer zou verbazen als ik zonder hack zou naaien... ;)

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  11. Mooie combinatie !!
    En rekbaar nepleer, dat kende ik nog niet...

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    1. Nee ik ook niet, maar ik las er bij Cas en Nina over en toen was ik op de uitkijk.

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