The patterns by Sofiona Designs are always something special. Also this time, the Tide
and the Tundra
will win over your heart.
Let’s start with the Tide, a halter top/dress, with a lovely back and cute straps in the neck. I of course love the colour block detail on the back sides, great for using those beautiful scraps. I love that you can still see some nice details with the Tundra sweater on top of the Tide top. Since fall in setting in here, the Tide will not see much sun without the Tundra, it will be too cold, but in combination it is perfect for fall weather.
I sewed the full circle peplum top. The pattern also includes a dress length and a half circle skirt for both the peplum and dress length. So depending on the amount of fabric you can choose your options. I would recommend a strap turning tool for turning the straps to the right side.
For this test I sewed two Tundra’s. The Tundra crop sweater is just perfect for fall or winter weather to put on top of a dress or peplum top. The peplum top still peaks out under the sweater. Our girl also loves the sweater on top of pants. I am in love with the V neck on the back of the sweater, perfect for showing off a little bit of the garment underneath the sweater, especially with the cute Tide underneath it.
The sweater has a relaxed fit with dropped shoulders and a slightly curved back hem. Additionally, there is the option of sewing the bodice facing to the right side or the wrong side. For the second Tundra, the yellow Tundra, I sewed the facing to the inside and topstitched the facing. There are two different lengths of the sweater included, a cropped and a waist length. I sewed two waist length sweaters.
For the first red tundra I sewed the bodice facing to the outside of the sweater and I love the result. I flipped the fabric so that the wrong side of the fabric is showing, it gives the sweater such a nice detail. The red sweater is sewed with a previous version of the pattern, the yellow sweater is made with the final pattern. The sleeves in the red pattern were made a bit smaller in the final pattern.
Fabric: the purple bird fabric was a leftover from the exchange stash in our sewing weekend. The red french terry and yellow sweater knit both come from my store in Italy.
Patterns: Tide Halter Dress/Top by Sofiona Designs
Tundra Crop Sweater by Sofiona Designs
Sizing: 2 – 16Y
Options: Tide: skirt can be peplum or knee length, includes a darted bodice for sizes 8-16 (regular bodice available for all sizes).
Tundra: cropped or waist length, long sleeves, 3/4 cuffed sleeves and short sleeves. Neckline facing can be sewed on the wrong or right side of the bodice.
Difficulty: both are beginning sewing patterns
# Fabric this week: 20 in – 3 out (Total fabric in 2019: bought 87 new fabric – used 70 fabric – used 6 gifted fabric – used 15 scrap pieces of fabric) – in total 87 in 91 out
# Patterns in 2019: 17 in – 14 out (4 new patterns, 10 already owned unused patterns)