New Releases: Amicis Top, Tunic and Dress and Cessatio Joggers

That’s right! We are releasing TWO patterns today; The Amicis Top, Tunic and Dress, and the Cessatio Joggers.  The Amicis is a basic top/dress pattern.  It features three sleeve lengths; short, half, and long and four lengths; top, tunic, dress, and midi.  The Cessatio Joggers are packed with options.  They feature front pockets, standard and paper bag waist, and two back pocket options.







Standard Waist

Paper Bag Waist

Welt Pocket

Asymmetrical Pocket


The Amicis Top, Tunic, and Dress(es) and the Cessatio Joggers release sale will run from October 13 08.00 CET through October 10 08. CET. The patterns are on sale for €5,51 – excl taxes no code needed. You can get your copy using the links below. These are affiliate links, so the author will get a small percentage of the sale at no cost to you.  If you aren’t a member of Sofilantjes Sew and Show, come join us to show off your Amicis and Cessatio.  We can’t wait to see them!



Cicero Turned into a Sweater

You probably all know the Cicero Jacket! Such a fun jacket, suitable for all kinds of weather days, and I even see it hacked into a softshell jacket every now and then. But, with just a little alteration, you can also turn this pattern into a cool color-blocked sweater! Today I’d like to show you how!

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My New Favorite Summer Dress Is The Litore Tunic and Dress

Wouldn’t it be my luck that I find my new favorite summer dress at the tail end of the summer?  I recently made the Litore Tunic and Dress and it was love at first sight.  My favorite part is the back detail, but more on that later.  As the name suggests, the Litore Tunic and Dress can be made as a dress or a tunic.  The Litore actually has 2 different bodice options as well as 3 skirt options.  I love a pattern with different views!

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Solis Meets Litore

For my last blogpost of this year I wanted to make something for my two little nieces. I really liked the back of the Litore dress, but with the fabric I had in mind I couldn’t use the skirt option. So I went through all the dress-patterns and found the Solis. This dress has a pleated skirt option, which made it possible for me to use the fabric panel I had.

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New Release: The Gemma Twin Set

For those warm and breezy summer days and those early fall days that start cool and end warm the Gemma Twin Set is the prefect set of patterns.  The Gemma Twins Set includes a culottes or skirt pattern and a top pattern.  The culottes and skirt come in two lengths; mini and knee length.  The top has a straight or round hem and includes two sleeve lengths, short and long.  The Gemma is available in sizes 12m – 14y.

Let’s see some pictures.

Culottes -Mini

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Solis meets Vallis

Hi there, Ilse here from @sewsewilse. I’m so glad to be on the blog again and to show you my newest dress. I can say I’m really in love with it because it has all the elements I want for a dress!

First of all I matched the Solis and Vallis dress. The Solis is a cheerful summer dress and the back part is so special. Lovvve!  Normally the Solis is combined with a circle skirt or a skirt with pleats, but I liked the handkerchief hem skirt from the Vallis so much that I wanted to combine it. This was easy peasy. My bodice (regular bodice) made in size 42 and my skirt in the same size matched perfectly together.

Here you see both patterns.
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How to Add a Modesty Panel to the Solis add-on

Did you see our newest add-on release? Isn’t it awesome?!?!?! I know and for free! Yay!

When designing this add-on we knew this dress would not work for every occasion. We also knew we would need to fight this little girl on not being able to wear her coolest summer dress. So we came up with a solution. A middle ground. A modesty panel. Here’s how you do it.

Step 1.
Sew your front bodice as written in the instructions.
(The fabric used is sold out but there are other variations still in our shop:

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Using a Projector for Sewing

Hi there! It’s my time again to bring a new blog post to you. Today I want to talk to you about something new and upcoming: using a projector for sewing! I am really happy I discovered this possibilty and today I want to show you how this would work, with the use of a Sofilantjes pattern of course!

So this is my projector pictured above.  I have one with a permanent setup, attached to the ceiling of my sewing room. But there are also all different kinds of projectors and setups. There are projectors you can put on the table, which can project on a large scale over a really short distance. There are also setups possible for if you need to be able to put the projector away (for instance when you are sewing on your kitchen table and don’t want a projector hanging on the ceiling over there ;)). Since I have my own sewing space, for me it works best to have my projector hanging on the ceiling. My husband made something to attach it to, but there are also all different kinds of mounts available to put your projector on.

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New Release: Aureum Racerback Top, Tunic, Dress, Maxi Child

The release of the Adult Aureum helped push us right along closer to summer.  It has warmed up quite a bit.  Let’s see if this completes the job.  Introducing the Aureum Racerback Top, Tunic, Dress and Maxi for children. The Aureum comes in sizes 12m – 14y.  The options are the same as the adult version, so let’s get into some pictures.

We’re going to show you A LOT of pictures.  The testers outdid themselves.


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Summer Advena hack – the bodysuit-dress

When I found this super cute lemon fabric I knew I had to have it for my little girl! After some browsing through Pinterest I saw some dresses with little bows on the shoulders; I wanted to recreate that look. So the next step was finding a pattern. I already knew about the Advena bodysuit, but wanted a dress, so lucky me, there was the Advena dress!

I wanted to combine the bodysuit with the dress so she doesn’t need to wear a normal bodysuit under the dress. And I didn’t wanted to use sleeves but create little bows on her shoulders. Also I like the color block on the side of the dress, so that had to stay as well. So then the drawing began.

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