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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. πŸ˜‰

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! πŸ˜‰ 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.

Measurements:
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. ❤️




26 comments:

  1. They are beautiful Angie! I love them all <3 I know that story about hair snagging in buttons, what a great idea!!

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  2. Oh wow! Those outfits are just so pretty! I can't believe how well your daughter is modelling!!! She is such a beautiful little lady! I am going to remember about the strings instead of buttons, so clever!

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    1. Thank you so much! <3 Joni is not a fan of modeling in front of the camera so I usually get a bunch of the same expressions....or "non-expressions" as I like to call them. haha.

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  3. Angie, you rock! Both outfits are amazing! I love it so much, just gorgeous. And I love how yo just knitted a cardi because you didn't' have the fabric needed. It would have taken me at least two years to finish something like that. Amazing! Thank you so much!

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    1. Thanks Olga, I had fun sewing up your patterns! :) I was worried I wouldn't get the cardigan done in time so I spent several evenings sitting in the chair for hours at a time working on it. haha.

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  4. Everything is so beautiful ! I love them all ! You always make such perfect garments ♥♥♥

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    1. Oh, thank you! You are too kind! <3

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  5. Angie these outfits are gorgeous! I want them all for myself! I will be adding ties- great idea! And those leggings are the cutest!

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    1. Thanks Emily! The leggings are getting lots of wear already....I might need to make another pair! :)

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  6. These are soooo good! I love what you did to the Mulberry Tunic! I'm going to have to copy now.

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  7. Wow! I am new to your blog and love what you make! The first outfit especially is so cool!!! Hello from AustraliaπŸ˜„

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    1. Thank you! πŸ’• This is actually my third blog πŸ™ˆ - hopefully I can keep this one up better than I did the other ones. Third times a charm, right?! πŸ˜‰ I downloaded your new Dulcie Dress the other day....it's on my cutting table as we speak! 😊

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  8. Wow, Angie!!! Just WOW!!!! I love love love that Mulberry tunic turned dress! I think I might have to copy you <3 The sweater is just beautiful, too. You make me wish I could knit. Your Ania tunic is adorable in that length and in that fabric, and those jeggings!! Amazing!!

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    1. Copy away my lovely. 😘 You should take up knitting....I am self taught by Youtube! If I can do it, anyone can. 😊 And thank you for all your sweet words....it has been so long since I have taken part in a tour - I had so much fun making these outfits!

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  9. First time I read your blog and I so love your style!! The Ania tunic/top is on my to-sew-list and now that I have seen yours, I definitely need to make one NOW :-). Could you tell me which pattern you used for the knit cardigan?

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    1. Thank you! πŸ’• The cardigan pattern is "Anna's Summer Cardigan" from Petite Knits. https://www.petiteknit.com/products/annas-summer-cardigan-english 😊

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  10. Your creations are always so beautiful and stylish. Love both outfits and the cardigan oh my 😍

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  11. Angie, these are so fabulous! The leggings are A-Mazing! Way to rock it out.

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  12. wowowowow, you can SEW....and knit! This is all so fantastic. I absolutely love it all. I once did an Ania Tunic with ties but I have no idea if it was mine you saw. I'm sure there are many that have gotten that idea ;-)

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    1. Ahhh, thank you Mie...you are so sweet! I am still learning to knit but am having so much fun doing it. 😊 Thank you for the tie idea....I still have no clue where I saw it but I don't recall seeing any others so it probably was yours! πŸ’•

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