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: https://www.sofilantjes.com/product-category/stof/)


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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.

OPTIONS:


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

Even though the weather can’t decide if we’re heading closer to summer or backwards to winter, we have decided to push it right along.  Summer means time for a new summer dress.  Introducing the Aureum Racerback Top, Tunic, Dress and Maxi.  This pattern is so versatile.  You can dress it up or down.  The Aureum is even great for a workout top (I know I need a new workout top…).

The Aureum comes in sizes 32 – 54, has 4 back options and 4 lengths.  The maxi also features an optional side slit.

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

OPTIONS:


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New Release: Advena Bodysuit

We have been busy behind the scenes working on new patterns.  The babies need a new pattern right? We thought so too.  Introducing the Advena Bodysuit.

The Advena Bodysuit comes in sizes NB/50 – 2Y/9254, features the Advena envelope necklines, and has two sleeve options; short  and long.

Option A – Full Envelope


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Hello Summer, hello Eximia!

Hello summer, hello Eximia!

Hi there! If I say I browse a lot on Pinterest, I think I’m not the only one. And that’s where I found my inspiration for this top. When the Eximia released in December 2018 I even made three versions while testing. All in winter time. So now it was time to use the Eximia pattern for a summery version and that’s what I did to get this lovely version.


I wanted to create an asymmetrical t-shirt. As I wanted to play with color I used this floral french terry and a matching coral cotton knit. 
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New Release: Regina Tunic and Dress Adult

Two years ago the Regina Tunic and Dress was released.  Immediately, the requests for an adult version began flooding in. No more impatiently waiting, the Regina Adult is here and it’s great!

The Regina Tunic and Dress comes in sizes 32 – 54, features that signature Regina boatneck, and has two length options; tunic and dress.  The tunic has a gathered skirt, while the dress features both a gathered and 3/4 circle option. There are also three sleeve options including short, half, and long.

Tunic:


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