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Guestpost: Mantica – Litore

Guestpost by MoonStar-Wondermirakel

If you haven’t seen a Mantica Dress yet, you’ve probably been cut off from all social media for the past week.
Especially in the Sofilantjes Sew & Show group on Facebook about 150 Mantica dresses have been shown. The Buy-Sew-Show-Win contest with the hashtag ‘FreeMantica’ might have something to do with it.


Misschien zag u nog geen enkele Mantica Jurk, maar dan bent u wellicht afgesloten geweest van sociale media de afgelopen week.
Vooral in de Sofilantjes Sew & Show groep op Facebook werden er ongeveer 150 Mantica jurken gedeeld. Maar de Koop-Naai-Toon-Win actie met de hashtag ‘FreeMantica’ zal daar wel iets mee te maken gehad hebben.

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Celebrating Stoffenfeest

Guestpost by Patricia of MoonStar – WonderMirakel

We’ve been partying a lot last week! Stoffenfeest is celebrating it’s first birthday. Instead of receiving gifts, Stoffenfeest is giving them away!!!
When Guus, owner of the webshop Stoffenfeest, asked me if I wanted to enter her Celebration week, I did not hesitate one second! The thing is, this week of celebrations took place right when my miss Wonder turned 8 (last Saturday). What better way to celebrate 2 birthdays then to make a dress for one using fabric of the other?

We zijn al een hele week aan het feesten! Stoffenfeest is één jaar geworden. In plaats van cadeautjes te krijgen geeft Stoffenfeest ze weg!!!
Toen Guus, eigenaar van de webshop Stoffenfeest, me vroeg of ik wilde deelnemen aan haar feestweek, twijfelde ik geen seconde! Het leuke is dat deze feestweek precies gelijk valt met miss Wonder haar 8e verjaardag (afgelopen zaterdag). Kan je je een betere manier bedenken om 2 verjaardagen te vieren dan het maken van een jurk voor de ene met stof van de andere?

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Orbis Skinny Harem – skater girl

Guestpost by Patricia from MoonStar – Wondermirakel

Day 3 of the Orbis Skinny Harem Blogtour. So far we have seen amazing things and the good news is: we have several days to go!

Monday – Sew A Piece of Joy, Droomstoffen

Tuesday – Colorita Design, Pattern Revolution, Adventures With Bubba and Bug

Wednesday – MoonStar – WonderMirakel (for the Sofilantjes blog), Ronda B. Handmade, Sew Cucio

Thursday – Annas HeirloomBoutique, TurtleBirdies, Inspinration

Friday – Tales of a Tester, Kreatita, Pear Berry Lane

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Amare Dress Hack

Guest post by Patricia from WonderMirakel


When Melissa announced the 10k Sewebration in our Sofilantjes Sew & Show Facebook group, I was excited even though I was not entering the contest. I had the perfect fabrics for the first weeks challenge! Their both navy blue with gold woven fabrics by Michael Miller.
My girls are all about twirling dresses, so when I announced I’d be making holiday dresses they wanted dresses to twirl in. It didn’t take me long to convince them to go for the Amare Dress even though it doesn’t twirl. The Amare Tunic and Dress is one of the forgotten beauties that Anne has designed so far.
Instead of making it with a long panel in the front I made a separate bodice and skirt, so the skirt would be in one piece. My oldest requested a Maxi Dress, so I delivered…
Today I will explain to you how I did this and also give you an alternative way for the handsewing of the lining.

Another beauty #amaredress #patternhack #sofilantjes

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Foliis: How to sew the Zipper

Guestblog by MoonStarWonderMirakel


Last week the Foliis Jacket and Dress was released. Personally I’m totally in love with this pattern!
And I’m so eager to try Miranda’s tutorial on the hood and Amanda’s zipperless dress hack… But first I’m giving you another Foliis blogpost.

This one is for those who are in need of extra steps on how to sew a zipper and how to insert the zipper in the hood of the Foliis.
I used the dress version of the Foliis (view C) to make this tutorial.



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Nivalis: how to… part 3

Guest post by MoonStar

This week I’ve been treating you with photo-tutorials on the Nivalis Dress & Tunic.
So far I’ve explained how to hem the bottom  and how to sew the colorblock option.
Today we will take a closer look on the collar.

I’ve seen questions about making the collar as well as questions on how to attach the collar. So today I will try to explain both these steps.

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Nivalis: how to… part 2

Guest post by MoonStar

Yesterday I told you how Sofilantjes decided to start working on some FAQ’s.
Quite a few of these Frequently Asked Questions involve parts of the instructions in the Sofilantjes patterns. Instructions are quite clear and I find all patterns pretty easy because of the combination of written instructions and graphics. But sometimes it happens that the confident beginner needs some extra help and even the more experienced sewist can have a temporary brain freeze.  And so I thought it would be nice to add some photo tutorials.

First pattern I’m tackling is the Nivalis Dress & Tunic, more specifically 3 questions we hear often:
How to…
hem the bottom (that strange corner part)
– sew the colorblock version
– make and attach the collar
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