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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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Cicero Jackets all around

In between all the Orbis Skinny Harem love we are releasing another pattern. One for the boys in our life and the girls of course, because girls can wear jackets too. A boy in a dress is a different story (unless they are 2, when you are 2 years old you can wear a pink princess dress or you can run around butt naked and still be cute… ). Back to the Cirero Jacket.

Cicero stands for Frost. Frost works for our time of year. So we needed a nice warm jacket to keep the littles safe from the cold, but  it needed to be a cool jacket. One that stands out. So we created option A.

Then we showed this to Miranda from Inspiration and of course she already had thousands of ideas on how to hack it, but she also convinced me it needed a collar. I challenged her to create one and she drafted one in a size she needed. She won the challenge and we added the collar to the pattern. I am so happy we did that. It looks awesome.

After these two options I realized I do not want option A all the time. We needed a more simple look. A clean and quick one. Option B!

We love option B. We added inseam pockets to it during testing and we added strings to the hood. I think this is a good time to say I really appreciate my testers. They really are amazing. And not afraid to give me their feedback 😉

So the Cicero Jacket. The Cicero Jacket comes in sizes 12M/80 to 14y/164. It has two neckline options, two sleeve options and two bodice options, that you can mix and match. The side seams are off set to the front, perfect for those pockets. It’s a pattern that you can use over and over again. Let me show you.

Do you love it? We do too. While we are celebrating this release, we are offering it to you at a sale price, but be quick, we are getting old and can’t party like we used to. After 2 days of a sale we really need some sleep….. The offer? Oh yes the sale price.
The Cicero Jacket will be on sale from Sat. 11 Feb 00.00 to Mon. 13 Feb. 00.00. It’s available in English or Dutch and you can get it for only €6,05 incl eu vat (€5,- excl eu vat).

After you’ve bought it, come to our Sofilantjes Sew and Show Facebook group and enter our #freecicero competition. Winner wins their money back! Even if you missed the sale you get to enter. Fun right?! The competition runs for a week!

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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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Orbis Skinny Harems Blog Tour – Day 2

Day 2 is here and yesterday’s blogs were great! Today we have 2 more bloggers and Pattern Revolution joining in on the fun.

Up first is Essence from Adventures With Bubba and Bug.  Essence has been a long time tester, she was an admin and she blogs.  I’m jealous of all the time she finds in a day.  Essence used some really cool performance fabric for hers.  You have to check out her post.


We also have Anita from Colorita Design.  This is her first blog tour!!! She’s been a tester for awhile and has blogged about our patterns before, but has never done a blog tour.  We’re happy we’re her first!
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Orbis Skinny Harems

The Orbis Skinny Harems are back home! They had a great run in the One Thimble shop. We contributed to the online magazine issue 13. Cool right?!  All good things must come to an end though, so now we get to share with everyone.

You all have been patiently (or impatiently) waiting for the Dutch version.  That also releases today!!



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