I'm so excited to be a part of the Coffee & Thread pattern tour today!
I'm a big fan of Olga and her patterns! I've already made several different pairs of the the Wild and Free Lounge Pants, two different Eleena dresses, and, one of my personal favorites, Violet's Antalya dress. Needless to say, when Olga asked me to be a part of this blog tour I eagerly accepted!
One of the reasons I love Olga's patterns first, they are so well done! But, second, and perhaps the most important to me, is that she makes patterns that my nine year old wants to wear! Coffee & Thread patterns are so great for this age...almost preteen. The fit, is always spot on, which can sometimes be challenging at this age. And the patterns really appeal to both mom and kid...classic, with a hint of vintage, but also so easy to wear!
So, with all of my gushing about the patterns, of course that meant that I waffled back and forth on which to actually sew! I had hoped to make a Polina dress, which still might (though my time is running out) happen for Easter...but for the tour I thought it might be fun to make something for both Violet and Henry!
Really, the inspiration came when Violet and I made a trip to Finch Sewing Studio and she picked out this adorable and oh soft soft chicken fabric from Birch Fabrics, I knew it'd be perfect for an Ania tunic. As it turns out...also perfect for my kiddos...as I refer to them as my "chickens" all the time.
I love this tunic. It's really the perfect Spring top, breezy and flowy like a dress...
and it pairs perfectly with the Wild and Free Lounge pants, or in this case, shorts...
The shorts are a soft and comfy interlock knit from Cloud9 which I bought here from Imagine Gnats.
It's really just the perfect Spring outfit!
Violet was thrilled by the whole ensemble and couldn't/wouldn't stop gushing over it.
I'm so happy she likes it. And, I love how it simultaneously makes her look older while still looking like a nine year old!
For Henry...well, initially I wasn't sure I was going to make him anything...but then, as I mentioned earlier..."chickens". I couldn't not make him something with this amazing chicken fabric! So I planned a Mulberry tunic for him. But, then again, after making the Ania there wasn't actually much of the chicken fabric left to play with. Fortunately I had this AMAZING yarn dyed cotton from Imagine Gnats (sorry the peach is all sold out!) that matched perfectly with the chickens!
I wish you could see and feel how perfect the texture of this fabric is and how light weight it is at the same time! It really goes perfectly with the Mulberry tunic and as I mentioned, with the chickens too! I had just enough chicken fabric for the front accent pocket, the back yoke...
and side pockets as well. Speaking of pockets...Henry could not get over how many pockets he had in this one outfit! FIVE, total! He was overly excited about that number and couldn't quite figure out which pockets he ought to be using!
The Mulberry tunic was a crowd pleaser for sure, Violet has already requested one...the short sleeved version with a hood makes for an especially perfect Spring/Summer shirt. Henry, honestly didn't want to ever take the hood down!
Aside from the fact that the pattern construction of this tunic makes for oh so many fun color blocking options...I also really love the sleeve construction. Initially, I was a little bit confused as to what I was actually doing, but then...oh, wow, I love it!
The shorts, again are chopped down Wild and Free Lounge Pants they are made with amazingly cozy stretch french terry from Imagine Gnats and instead of hemming I just rolled the bottoms up once and tacked them at the side seam...giving them a little bit of "jeans cut-offs" look...
I'm so glad I decided and managed to make something for Henry too. This outfit couldn't be any more perfect for him.
He was just so excited about it!
He kept thanking me over and over as he ran through the woods and hopped over mud puddles!
And you know...these guys actually still totally don't mind having things that kind of match...
I actually think they kind of dig it! And I do too!
I think partly, it's because it makes them feel closer to each other...
Be sure to enter the giveaway below! Also you can take 20% off ANY patterns in the Coffee & Thread shop! Use the code: coffeeandthreadtour
Plus, don't forget to see what else is being made along the tour...so much goodness and inspiration!
Enjoyful Makes || Idle Sunshine || ZowieZo Handmade || Angie Burgett
Handmade Frenzy || Replicate Then Deviate || Fairies, Bubbles & Co || Coral + Co
Made By Sara || Naeh-Connection || The Bag of Unexpected || Circle Meets Line
Skirt Fixation || Sewing Like Mad || Hello Holli || Buzzmills ||
Little Cumquat || Thread Bear Garments || Pearl Berry Lane || Plus 2 is 5 || Sew Chibi
Stahlarbeit || Knee Socks and Goldilocks || Bonnie and Lottie || Sew Sophielynn
Mouse House Creations || While She was Sleeping || Mix it Make it || By Dagbjort
Gaafmachine || Beletoile || LBG Studio || My Cozy Co || As It Seams
Moineau & Petit Pois || Just Add Fabric || Sweeter Than Cupcakes || Frances Suzanne || Sew Liberated
Stitched Together || S is for Sewing || Boevenbende || Lafolie Sewing Booth || Sew Pony ||
With Love By Eva