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Sofiona Anniversary Fun: Moss hack

It is celebration time over at Sofiona Designs because they are celebrating their one year anniversary. Looking at all the beautiful designs at Sofiona designs you cannot believe they only exist one year! Have a look at my Tide Halter Top, Tundra Crop Sweater, Starry Night PJs and Railway Joggers (and all my other Sofiona makes). For this special occasion I made a hack of the Moss Hooded Dress/top. There is also a giveaway during these celebrations, you will find more about that on the bottom of my post.
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Moss dress by Sofiona Designs
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The Moss Hooded Dress/Top is a sleeveless top or dress with a straight bottom. It has a beautiful V-shaped open back that has the option of a hood. It is quite a summery pattern and since fall/winter is setting in here I wanted to make a more fall-proof dress.

Moss hack
So what did I do?
* I added a back pattern piece to create a closed back but maintained the beautiful V-shaped back (without the hood or drawstring)
* I added long sleeves by creating dolman sleeves
* I added inset pockets in the shape of the angular lines on the top front of the dress
* I made the bottom of the dress a bit wider

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The back pattern piece was created by using the original pattern piece and filling up the open back. I made the sleeves by putting a dress with dolman sleeves on top of the existing pattern piece and drawing a short sleeve length. I just added a rectangular piece of fabric to create a long sleeve. It was actually a pretty easy way of creating long sleeves with a sleeveless dress. Sleeveless dresses usually have a wider armhole so pay attention to that. I do not mind the looser dolman sleeves.
For the pockets I used the front pattern piece to create the same angular lines.

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Minerva Crafts
Being part of the anniversary blog tour gave me the opportunity to choose fabric from Minerva Crafts from the UK. Did you have a look at their website and see how much fabric you can choose from? How lucky am I? I chose starry fabric that our eldest would love. And indeed she is over the moon about the fabric and the dress, such beautiful colours and soft fabric. She wore the dress on her birthday and her birthday party.
I used the following two fabrics:
Timeless Treasures Cotton Jersey Knit Fabric Stardust
Art Gallery Fabrics Twinklestar Berry Stretch Jersey Knit Dress Fabric

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This is where we start with all the prices and good stuff!

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Fabric Snob is giving 10% off orders from her entire shop Nov 4-10. The code is SOFIONA.
There will also be a site wide sale, it will run Nov 7-17. All new fall releases (Bonfire, Tide, Tundra and Miss Arctic Fox) will be 25% off and everything else will be 35% off.

Each day this week, two bloggers will pair up to showcase one Sofiona pattern. Follow along to see your favorite Sofiona patterns sewn “as is” by one blogger and a clever “hack” by the other.


Some of our favorite Instagrammers will also be sharing their Sofiona makes this week and they’ll be doing the same pairing up to showcase one pattern. Follow them for more inspiration:


Join us in the Sofiona Designs Fan Group on Facebook for more fun and to share your favorite Sofiona makes!

Finally, a huge thank you to ALL the sponsors for joining in our Anniversary Celebration! Please participate in the Rafflecopter below for an opportunity to one of the two prize packages listed below valued at over $150 each and join us in the fan group for daily giveaways next week.


Prize Pack #1


Prize Pack #2

Sizing: 2-14Y
Options: top, knee and maxi length. You can have open back with a drawstring or with a hood.
Difficulty: Intermediate

# Fabric this week: 0 in – 2 out (Total fabric in 2019: bought 87 new fabric – used 70 fabric – used 8 gifted fabric – used 15 scrap pieces of fabric) – in total 87 in 93 out
# Patterns in 2019: 17 in – 14 out (4 new patterns, 10 already owned unused patterns)

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