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.
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.
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.
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"
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.
Moineau & Petit Pois || Just Add Fabric || Sweeter Than Cupcakes || Frances Suzanne || Sew Liberated