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Author: Melissa

This is NOT Goodbye

Happy New Year everyone! We start the new year full of courage, change, and, above all, lots of motivation.

For many, many years I have built Sofilantjes, together with all of you, but especially together with Melissa. We have faced many challenges. Corona, inflation, market forces but most of all we enjoyed ourselves. This past year I have noticed that I enjoy the process less.

Administration, marketing, and finances take up more of my time, and less time is left for what I started Sofilantjes for, the creative process. Starting this year, we are going to do things differently. Sofilantjes will have a new owner—our very own Melissa. Of course, I will remain involved and do what I do best, design fun things.

So I start the new year with a lot of happiness and fun. I am happy with Melissa and wish her, us, and Sofilantjes a successful year with lots of beautiful new designs (which I am obviously already working on…)

Love,

Anne

Summer Fun in the Roza Dress

With the sweltering heat and humidity, we just had to add another summer dress to our pattern library. Introducing the Roza Dress. The Roza Dress offers a range of choices with options for two bodice back styles and two skirt options, including circle, circle with a ruffle, and a handkerchief hem. You can even choose between tunic and dress lengths. It’s available in sizes 9m/74 – 18/188. Your littles and not so littles will be excited to wear it out and show it off!

Option A:

Option B:

Modifications:

The Roza Dress will be available at the release price of €5,51, excluding taxes, until July 17, 0.00 CET/ June 16, 6:00 PM EST. You can get your copy using the links below. If you are a Sofilantjes Sew and Show member, join us to show off your Roza Dress.

Dutch – https://www.sofilantjes.com/product/roza-jurk-nederlands/

English –  https://www.sofilantjes.com/product/roza-dress/

Français –  https://www.sofilantjes.com/product/robe-roza-francais/

It’s Our Favorite Time of Year

You know what time it is!! It’s summer dress pattern time. I don’t think you heard me in the back. I said, “IT’S SUMMER DRESS PATTERN TIME!!” We don’t like to brag (ok yes we do), but we are known for our summer dresses. This is our favorite season for pattern design and we think this new addition will quickly become a fan favorite. Introducing the Alis Twist Dress featuring a twisted back bodice. This pattern comes in sizes 9m/74 – 18/188 and you can choose three skirt options and two length options.

Let’s take a closer look.

High/Low Skirt:

A-Line:

Maxi:

Modification Inspiration!

The Alis will be available at the release price of €5,51, excluding taxes, until June 26 0.00 CET/ June 25, 6:00 PM EST. You can get your copy using the links below. If you are a Sofilantjes Sew and Show member, join us to show off your Alis Twist Dress.

Dutch – https://www.sofilantjes.com/product/alis-twist-jurk-en-maxi-nederlands/

English – https://www.sofilantjes.com/product/alis-twist-dress-and-maxi-english/

Français – https://www.sofilantjes.com/product/alis-maxi-robe-dos-croise-francais/

New Release! Volare Sweater

Are you looking for a new stylish sweater to add to your wardrobe? If so, why not look at the Volare Sweater? This is a great project for intermediate and experienced sewers, and it’s a lot of fun to customize the design with your own favorite colors. The Volare comes in sizes 32 – 54 and features a funnel neckline, color-blocking, and three length and sleeve options.

Crop

Short

Long

Personalize your Volare

The Volare will be available at the release price of €6,51, excluding taxes, until May 2 0.00 CET/ May 3, 6:00 PM EST. 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 are a Sofilantjes Sew and Show member, join us to show off your Volare Sweater.

Dutch – https://www.sofilantjes.com/product/volare-sweater-nederlands/?affiliates=4

English – https://www.sofilantjes.com/product/volare-sweater-english/?affiliates=4

French – https://www.sofilantjes.com/product/haute-volare-francais/?affiliates=4

Oh Baby! Two New Patterns

Baby patterns are some of our favorites. We have two new ones releasing today, the Lux Jumpsuit and the Lilium Bodysuit. Whether you’re looking for a fun playsuit or a warm layer for your little one, these patterns have you covered. Let’s start with the similarities; both come in sizes NB/50 – 2Y/92 and have short and long sleeves. Now here are the differences, the Lux’s sleeves are raglan. It also has a sleeveless option and short or long legs. Let’s take a closer look at both.

Lilium Bodysuit:

Lux Jumpsuit:

You can also customize your Lux and Lilium to suit your tastes.

The Lilium Bodysuit and the Lux Jumpsuit will be available at the release price of €5,51 each, excluding taxes, until April 18 0.00 CET/ April 17, 6:00 PM EST. You can get your copy using the links below.  These are affiliate links so that the author will get a small percentage of the sale at no cost to you.  If you are a Sofilantjes Sew and Show member, join us to show off your Lilium Bodysuit and Lux Jumpsuit.

Lilium:

Dutch – https://www.sofilantjes.com/product/lilium-romper-nederlands/?affiliates=4

English – https://www.sofilantjes.com/product/lilium-bodysuit-english/?affiliates=4

French – https://www.sofilantjes.com/product/lux-jumpsuit-francais/?affiliates=4

Lux:

Dutch – https://www.sofilantjes.com/product/lux-jumpsuit-nederlands/?affiliates=4

English – https://www.sofilantjes.com/product/lux-jumpsuit-english/?affiliates=4

French – https://www.sofilantjes.com/product/lux-jumpsuit-francais/?affiliates=4

It’s Here, Vivax Adult!

In February 2018, we released the Vivax Top and Dress. Immediately we were asked for the adult version. We took some time to work on it, but it’s here now, and you’ll love it. It has the same options as the child version, but there’s a bonus… a cowl add-on!

For those unfamiliar with the Vivax Top and Dress, we would like to tell you a little about it. The Vivax is available in sizes 32 – 54. It has three neckline options (including the cowl add-on), five sleeve options, two length options, and a fun pocket!

Let’s take a look at some.

Collar:

Sleeves:

Twins:

The Vivax will be available at the release price of €6,50, excluding taxes, until March 21 0.00 CET/ March 20, 7:00 PM EST. But wait, there’s more! We are also including the child version for €7,38 and a bundle for €14,88; these prices exclude taxes  You can get your copy using the links below.  These are affiliate links so that the author will get a small percentage of the sale at no cost to you.  If you are a Sofilantjes Sew and Show member, join us to show off your Vivax Top and Dress.

Adult

Dutch –  https://www.sofilantjes.com/product/vivax-top-en-jurk-volwassenen-gratis-kol-add-on-nederlands/?affiliates=4

English – https://www.sofilantjes.com/product/vivax-top-and-dress-adult-free-cowl-add-on-english/?affiliates=4

French – https://www.sofilantjes.com/product/vivax-haut-et-robe-femmes-francais/?affiliates=4

Child

Dutch – https://www.sofilantjes.com/product/vivax-top-en-jurk-nederlands/?affiliates=4

English – https://www.sofilantjes.com/product/vivax-top-and-dress-english/?affiliates=4

French – https://www.sofilantjes.com/product/vivax-haut-et-robe-francais/?affiliates=4

Bundles

Dutch – https://www.sofilantjes.com/product/vivax-top-en-jurk-bundel-gratis-kol-add-on-nederlands/?affiliates=4

English – https://www.sofilantjes.com/product/vivax-top-and-dress-bundle-free-cowl-add-on-english/?affiliates=4

French – https://www.sofilantjes.com/product/vivax-haut-et-robe-ensemble-francais/?affiliates=4

The Adult Version of the Callens Leggings is HERE!

We like to make you wait. Shame on us. We released the child version of the Callens and then made you wait impatiently for the adult version. That wasn’t very nice of us, but it was worth it! Most importantly, they’re here, and like the children’s version, these leggings are packed with options; a gusset, four lengths, four color block options, and three waistband options. Lastly, the pattern comes in sizes 32 – 54.

We also have a YouTube tutorial to see step-by-step construction. Just in case you missed the link in the product listing.

Let’s dive into some pictures.

Length:


Colorblock:


Lastly, just some of the fun the testers had:


The Callens Leggings release sale runs from December 8, 00.00 CET (Dec. 7, 6 pm EST) through December 13 00.00 CET (Dec. 12, 6 pm EST) and is €6,50  – excluding taxes, no code needed.  You can get your copy using the links below.  In addition, these are affiliate links so that the author will get a small percentage of the sale at no cost to you.  In conclusion, if you are a Sofilantjes Sew and Show member, join us to show off your Callens Leggings.

Dutch – https://www.sofilantjes.com/product/callens-leggings-volwassenen-nederlands/?affiliates=4

English – https://www.sofilantjes.com/product/callens-leggings-adult-english/?affiliates=4

French – https://www.sofilantjes.com/product/callens-leggings-femmes-francais/?affiliates=4

Float Gently in Our New Release

It’s time for one of my favorite days, NEW RELEASE DAY! Introducing the Papilio Tunic and Dress. Papilio means butterfly, and the sweet ruffles give this dress butterfly vibes. Dress Papilio up for the holidays or down for a casual summer dress. This advanced beginner/intermediate pattern features three sleeve, one skirt, two length, and two ruffle options and is available in sizes 9m/74 – 18Y/188.

Tunic:

Dress:

No Ruffle:

Small Ruffle:

Big Ruffle:

Tips:

The Papilio Tunic and Dress release sale runs from November 10, 00.00 CET (Nov. 9, 6 pm EST) through November 15 00.00 CET (Nov. 14, 6 pm EST) and is €5,51  – excluding taxes, no code needed.  You can get your copy using the links below.  These are affiliate links so that the author will get a small percentage of the sale at no cost to you.  If you are a Sofilantjes Sew and Show member, join us to show off your Papilio Tunic and Dress.

Dutch – https://www.sofilantjes.com/product/papilio-tuniek-en-jurk-nederlands/?affiliates=4

English – https://www.sofilantjes.com/product/papilio-tunic-and-dress-english/?affiliates=4

French – https://www.sofilantjes.com/product/papilio-tunique-et-robe-francais/?affiliates=4

Tutorial: How to add a pocket to the Dulce

We asked our ambassadors to modify our patterns so you can get more use out of them. By Mykikou has added a cute treasure pocket to the Dulce. Follow the directions below, and do not forget to show us your result in our Facebook group or tag us on IG (@Sofilantjes_anne).

The Dulce Top, Tunic, and Dress is our calendar’s pattern of the month. Sign up for our newsletter (scroll to the bottom of the page) to receive a new pattern and coupon code every month.

Say hi to By Mykikou on IG and thank her by following her account.

1- I draw the pocket on the front.
2- I transfer and cut out the pocket.
3- I cut out the opening of the pocket on the front.

4- I calculate the pocket edge band.
5- I cut the pocket edge band, the front with the pocket opening and the pocket.
6- I fold the pocket edge strip right sides together and pin it on the pocket opening starting with the ends and the middle.

7- I assemble the pocket edge strip and the front.
I topstitch.
8- I place the pocket pattern and trace with a soap (or erasable pencil) the shape of the pocket on the front.
9- I place the pocket under the front (right side up). I pin then sew the pocket on my tracing with a decorative stretch stitch or with the sealer.

10- I join the edges of the pocket to the front at 5 mm.
11- I can add a label, a ribbon, or an appliqué to personalize more.
12- I finish assembling Dulce following the tutorial. Dulce is finished!

Introducing the Long-Awaited Sofilantjes Leggings

To say we have been impatiently waiting for some Sofilantjes leggings would be an understatement. The team and all of you have been asking for leggings for yearssssss. Anne has finally obliged. These leggings are packed with options; a gusset, four lengths, four color block options, and three waistband options. The pattern comes in sizes 9m – 18/ 74 – 188.

Length:

Colorblock:

The Callens Leggings release sale runs from September 29, 00.00 CET (Sept. 28, 6 pm EST) through October 4 00.00 CET (Oct. 3, 6 pm EST) and is €5,51  – excluding taxes, no code needed.  You can get your copy using the links below.  These are affiliate links so that the author will get a small percentage of the sale at no cost to you.  If you are a Sofilantjes Sew and Show member, join us to show off your Callens Leggings.

Dutch – https://www.sofilantjes.com/product/callens-leggings-nederlands/?affiliates=4

English – https://www.sofilantjes.com/product/callens-leggings-english/?affiliates=4

French – https://www.sofilantjes.com/product/callens-leggings-francais/?affiliates=4

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