Coffee + Thread Blog 2017 Blog Tour

Monday, April 3, 2017

Good morning everyone! It feels like it has been ages since I have participated in a blog tour - I am hoping it is a bit like riding a bike. 😉

I was very excited to be asked to join in on this tour. I love the sweet vintage style of Olga's patterns and Joni needed a few new outfits for the coming spring/summer months as she has outgrown of a lot of things in her closet.

The first outfit I sewed up was the Mulberry Tunic.

I added a touch to the length so she could wear as a dress or a tunic. 

The other changes I made were adding a peter pan collar and gathering the sleeves. The collar is actually taken from the Eleena Dress with a slight modification to the opening to fit the bodice of the Mulberry!
Since I knew Joni would want to pair a belt with her tunic, I added belt loops so she doesn't have to worry about the belt slipping up or down when wearing. I think I will also make her a narrow fabric belt later on so she has more wearing options.

I love the shirttail hem detail in the pattern!

I had originally intended on modifying one of Olga's dress patterns to make a cardigan but did not have any fabric to coordinate with this floral. I did however have some perfectly coordinating yarn so I knitted up this little cardigan to keep her warm and cozy throughout the spring months. 

I made the second outfit using the Ania Tunic and Wild & Free Pants patterns. 

This entire outfit makes me ridiculously happy, it just screams spring! And Lord knows after this winter, we could all use a bit of spring! 😉 Added bonus, it is also 4th of July appropriate so I totally killed two birds with one stone without even planning it. haha.

I shortened the tunic by a couple inches for more of a top length. 

A while back, I saw someone who did ties in lieu of a button on their Ania (thank you to whoever it was who inspired me....I wish I remembered so I could link you!) and really loved how it looked. Usually I try to avoid buttons at the neckline due to Joni's fine hair getting easily snagged so this was the perfect solution to that. 

 For the jeggings, I modified the back panel to incorporate a yoke and added back pockets.

The front was modified by adding faux front pockets and fly. I had wanted to keep the same elastic waistband from the pattern but realized after the fact that I didn't make my front pockets quite deep enough to do that. I ended up removing some height and adding a separate waistband. I really love how these turned out and Joni loves how comfortable they are compared to the normal jeans that she wears! YAY!

I am including Joni's measurements and sizes sewn for reference. I feel like the patterns were very true to size. I did size down on the Mulberry Tunic as I wanted a more slim fitting shirtdress.

Chest - 22.5"
Waist - 20"
Hips - 22"

Sizes sewn:
Ania Tunic - 4
Wild & Free Pants - 4
Mulberry Tunic - 3

Olga has graciously provided a discount of 20% off all patterns in her shop for the duration of the tour (April 3rd - April 14th)! Code: coffeeandthreadtour

Be sure to check out all of the incredibly talented bloggers who are taking part in the tour! And don't forget to enter the giveaway at the bottom for a chance to win some seriously sweet prizes. 

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Thank you SO much for having me on your tour Olga! I loved sewing up your patterns and my daughter is thrilled with her new outfits. ❤️

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