Stella Jumpsuit – A Review

Hi there again!

After a little break due to the birth of our baby girl Amelie I’m back and guess what… of course I made clothes for the baby!

As we didn’t know if we were having a boy or girl I bought some neutral colors and prints I liked in a stretchy fabric and decided to sew up the Stella Jumpsuit in several sizes (NB – 1 month – 3 month). As my maternity leave started it was nice to follow a pattern that was pretty straight forward, so after cutting all the parts sewing started.

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New Release: Permeo Shirt and Dress

Our first pattern of the year has released today.  The Permeo Shirt and Dress is a great pattern for year round sewing.

The Permeo comes in sizes 12m/80 – 14y/164.  This seemingly simple dress is full of options.  There are 3 neckline options, 2 sleeve lengths, and optional stripe, pockets and ties.

Our testers had a lot of fun with this one as usual.  Would you like to see some pictures?

Option A Crossover

New Release: Dulce Top, Tunic and Dress

Today is release day for The Dulce Top, Tunic and Dress.  The last pattern of 2019 is a good one! The Dulce comes in sizes 12m/80 – 14y/164.  It has three lengths; top, tunic, and dress.  There are also three sleeve lengths; short, half, and long. In true Sofilantjes form we also have a color blocking option that has an optional ruffle.

Make the Dulce all in one fabric or fool everyone and make it look like a skirt and a top. The possibilities are endless.

Time for some pictures.

Top – Option A


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Sofilantjes for the whole family

Hi there! Welcome to my first blog post as part of the Sofilantjes blog team! So tell me, who do you sew these gorgeous Sofilantjes patterns for? For your (grand)children? Yourself? Or maybe even for your husband? You can use Sofilantjes patterns for your whole family! Today I show you how I used just one pattern for our whole little family, while still creating all different looks.


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New Release: Festum Dress

Project Run and Play has already given us the Risu Dress now we also have the Festum Dress! Releasing today this holiday, party, any occasion dress is the perfect addition to your pattern library.  The Festum is available in Dutch, English, and French.  We also have a Festum and Aura bundle! The single pattern and the bundles are on sale from November 15 08.00 CET through November 19 08.00 CET.

The Festum Dress in sizes 3m/54-14y/164.  It has one bodice and three skirt options; one, two, or three tier.  The Festum also features fun braided straps. You can make your Festum super fancy or make a simple dress.  The possibilities are endless.
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Stepping Into Fall In The Velocitas Hoodie

I am so excited to introduce myself to you all.  My name is Johanna Ali and I am part of the Sofilantjes Blog Team! You can read a little about the rest of the team HERE.  I started sewing 5 years ago when I saw Mimi G Style wearing this fabulous skirt, the Regal  Maxi Skirt.  It’s a long maxi skirt with a sash and pockets and I needed to have it! I then found out that she did not sell the skirt, but sold the tutorial on how to make it.  I was determined to have it and purchased my first sewing machine. I learned how to sew from watching sewing tutorials on YouTube and other sewing bloggers.  I mainly sew for myself, but I also love to sew for my son whenever I can.

The Velocitas Hoodie

I chose to make the Velocitas Hoodie as my first Sofilantjes pattern because it’s the perfect fall piece to have in South Florida.  The weather doesn’t really get too cold until December or January and usually doesn’t last too long.  Having a hoodie always comes in handy.

I decided to use this cable knit sweater navy fabric from JOANN that I purchased last fall.  I also used a Rib Knit 1 x 1 Fabric in Heather Grey fabric as my accent fabric.  If you are going to use more than one color, I would suggest you decide which pattern piece is going to be what color and label your pattern piece accordingly so you know which fabric to cut.

I love that this pattern comes with two different bodice options.  You can also make the Velocitas Hood all year round because the pattern comes in a long and short sleeved option.  The pattern grows with your little starting at 12 months to 14 years so that you can make them a new hoodie every season.  The wide range in sizing is also great if you have more than one child.  I decided to make my son a size 12 based on his body measurements and the only modification I made was to cut off 2 inches from the sleeves as they were a little too large.  Other then that, I thought the pattern instructions were very simple to follow and this hoodie really came together really quickly.

I really hope you enjoyed my Velocitas Hoodie as much as my son did.  He wore it to school right after photographing it.  He loves when I sew for him and he couldn’t wait to show off his hoodie to his friends at school.  You can purchase the Velocita Hoodie by using my affiliate link found HERE.

My goal is to share a new make with a different Sofilantjes pattern each quarter and I hope that you join me and sew up your own.

Until next time,

Johanna – @soveryjo