New Release: Via Top, Tunic, and Dress

Today is homecoming day! We received the Via back from Project Run and Play and it is now also available in Dutch and French.  It’s been so long since you’ve seen the Via in action, so we’re going to give you a refresher.  So you can make your quick decision, because the Via is only on sale from November 7 08.00 CET through November 11 08.00 CET.

The Via comes in sizes 12m-14y.  It has three lengths; top, tunic, and dress.  There are also three sleeve lengths; sleeveless, short, and long.  Our favorite part?  The really cool color blocking down the sides.  You can go wild and use different colors and prints or you can make it all one color.  The possibilities are endless.
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An Otium with a cool side.

As the other ladies, it’s my first time on the Sofilantjes blog and I’m so honored with it! Every quarter I’ll try to inspire you with ideas around a Sofilantjes ladies pattern. Today I’m showing you my hack with the Otium. And I think it became a stylish but tough hack.

The Otium can be a shirt or a sweater with quite some options and it’s suitable for every season of the year. Just adjust your fabric or sleeve length. Besides the low back with bow, you can sew the diagonal pocket. Actually you can choose if you want to make the pocket functional or not by doubling the front pocket or not.
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New Release: Beatum Bikerpants

All of you have been SO patient and now the wait is over.  The Beatum Bikerpants has released today! The Beatum Bikerpants are a biker style jogger.  They feature a plain front (option A) or a biker-look knee (option B). Both back options feature a back yoke. Back option A has in­seam pockets and back option B has patch pockets. With so many options you can make a really unique pair of joggers.

The Beatum Bikerpants release sale will run from October 17 08.00 CET through October 21 08.00 CET.
Let’s look at some of these option:
Plain Front (Option A)

Domi Sweat Pants Review

Domi Sweat Pants

Hey! This is my first post for the Sofiliantjes Blog Team and I’m so excited about it! I’m no stranger to their patterns, with the Solis Dress being a very big staple in my girls wardrobe, but this was my first time making the Domi Sweat Pants.

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A New Kind of Foliis

Foliis Bell Sleeve Hack

Foliis Crop Bell Sleeve Sweater

Foliis is such a great pattern on its own, but I had an idea that I couldn’t shake when I came upon some super soft brushed French Terry. I went with my gut, and started hacking away, and I couldn’t be happier with the result. Meet the Foliis cropped sweater with bell sleeves! Okay, maybe I’m a little too excited, but since this will go great over my daughter’s Solis and Optimum dresses this fall, it was exactly what she was needing. I know I’ll be making more with different sleeve variations.
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New Release: Arcus Skirt

Every summer we run an event called Summer of Sofilantjes.  This year for the last week Miranda chose to run a test.  Those that have never tested were afforded a chance to see what happens behind the scenes.  We had the largest test group we have ever had.

As a result we have the Arcus Skirt for you! The Arcus comes in sizes 3-6m/62-68 – 14/158-164.  An easy to sew, fun, color blocked, twirly skirt, perfect for scraps. The skirt is created from four panels.  Go bold with many fabrics or plain and simple, your choice.  The best fabrics to use for the Arcus will have a minimum of 40% stretch.  Medium weight fabrics will give the best results; cotton jersey, thin French Terry, or a stable knit like ponte.
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Mix and Match

There have been a lot of questions about which patterns can Mix and Match.  So we made you a chart, so you can easily check.  Look at all of the different combinations you can make! We hope this helps!



Meet Our Bloggers!

We put out a call for bloggers and boy did you respond. We are so excited to finally introduce you to our inaugural blog team! We really love their style and hope you do too.  You may recognize some of these names and faces, if not you will soon.

Without further delay, we introduce you to the Sofilantjes Blog Team!

  Stephanie Bracelin has been sewing since she was six years old. She has a passion for high quality fabrics, vintage design, garment construction, and small design details. Stephanie sews for herself and her daughter, as well as her nieces and nephews. She’s had articles published in various US-based sewing magazines, such as Sew News. Stephanie also blogs at  She currently resides in her hometown of Des Moines, Iowa.

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Optimum Racerback Light

Last month this pattern was released. My 10 year old is just over the moon with her Optimum dresses. It is a lined dress, but it can be very easily hacked into a single layer dress, or as many of the testers of the dress called it: the Optimum Racerback Light.

In this blogpost you can read how easy it is to make this unlined version.

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