Need a reason to sew or even buy the Solis pattern by Sofilantjes*? Now is the perfect time, the Solis kids is on sale until June 23 because there is a new add-on. I love the Solis, and I have made this one and this one for our girl, as well as for myself. The back is just so beautiful. But there is competition, because the new add-on is also stunning. Have a look!
This new and free add-on is here for the celebration of 6 years of Sofilantjes. Already six years of Sofilantjes, congratulations to their amazing team! Have a look at all the Sofilantjes patterns I have sewed over the years. They are always a big hit with our girls. I even used this fabric combination before for Orbis skinny pants.
Important with this new add on is the length of the bodice of the dress. The bodice needs to end in the waist, measure from shoulder to waist before you start cutting. If the bodice is longer than the waist the back might start gaping and that is not what you want right? So adjust the bodice length to your measurement. Additionally, a heavier skirt works best because it pulls down the bodice of the dress. Luckily, a lot of the skirts of the other Sofilantjes dresses fit, so try the skirt you like. I used a full circle skirt for this dress.
If you do not like the open back, there is the possibility of adding a modesty panel that will fall underneath the open back. You can just use the front piece and cut it in half.
I love the open back, but maybe older girls prefer a little bit more of a modest back.
Fabric: the stripes come my store in Italy, the front is Apple tree fabric from Lillestoff Pattern: Solis tunic and dress pattern by Sofilantjes Sizing: 12M – 14Y (there is also a Solis for women available) Options: two back options (original back and new add-on), 2 types of skirts (pleated and circle skirt) and 2 length (tunic and dress) Difficulty: advanced beginner to intermediate Sewing time: 1,5 hours
# Fabric this week: 0 in – 4 out (Total fabric in 2020: bought 41 new fabric – used 62 fabric – 27 scrap piece – 5 gifted fabric) – in total 41 in 94 out
# Patterns in 2020: 3 in – 5 out
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