14 april 2017

Coffee&Thread blogtour: Travelling in style

 Today is the last day of the big Coffee&Thread pattern tour, and it's my turn to show you my makes. Make sure to read until the end of this post; there is a great discount and a major giveaway!

I'm a big fan of Olga's patterns and tested several of them. The Eleena and Ila dress made it onto the blog, the Ania tunics somehow didn't. The patterns are all very well made and have a nice vintage vibe to them. And Olga is such a sweet and encouraging person... So of course I said yes when I was invited for this huge pattern tour celebrating everything Coffee&Thread.

We were given a complete carte blanche as to what we would make. Normally I would go on a total hacking expedition, but this time I didn't. And that really means one thing: I just love these patterns the way they are.

The Mulberry tunic was the first pattern I bought from Coffee&Thread years ago, but somehow I never sewed it. I once taped and traced it, but life happened and that was it. Shame on me, because it's such a nice one, both for boys and girls. I wanted a very simple and natural look, and omitted pocket and button loop. The beautiful sand coloured double gauze is enough.

The Polina dress is a very recent pattern and makes for a perfect twirling party dress. The dress has different options (don't we all love options?) and I made the long frills combined with a full circle skirt. The girl insisted that she did not want ties, which would have made the dress even more festive. My fabric was wide enough to cut a full circle without seams.  I used the same Kokka double gauze, in a dusty peach colour. The bodice was spiced up with some Nani Iro. The only small hack I performed, was cutting the bodice and sewing the frills in between instead of topstitching them onto the outside.

The weather is still quite chilly around here, so brother and sister decided it was time to travel to somewher warm and started packing. 'I'll carry the suitcase, don't forget your hat, sis!' And off they went, looking for blossoms and sunshine.

Fabrics: Kokka double gauze 'sand' and 'dusty peach' and Nani Iro
Patterns: Mulberry tunic and Polina dress from Coffee&Thread

In case you haven't already, do go and check out the rest of the blogtour. The lineup is truly amazing and I've seen nothing but fabulousness!

April 3
Enjoyful Makes || Idle Sunshine || ZowieZo Handmade || Angie Burgett

April 4

Handmade Frenzy || Replicate Then Deviate || Fairies, Bubbles & Co || Coral + Co

April 5

Made By Sara || Naeh-Connection || The Bag of Unexpected || Circle Meets Line

April 6

Skirt Fixation || Sewing Like Mad || Hello Holli || Buzzmills ||

April 7

Little Cumquat || Thread Bear Garments || Pearl Berry Lane || Plus 2 is 5 || Sew Chibi 

April 10

Stahlarbeit || Knee Socks and Goldilocks || Bonnie and Lottie || Sew Sophielynn 

April 11

Mouse House Creations || While She was Sleeping || Mix it Make it || By Dagbjort 

April 12

Gaafmachine || Beletoile || LBG Studio || My Cozy Co  || As It Seams

April 13

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

April 14

Stitched Together || S is for Sewing || Boevenbende || Lafolie Sewing Booth || Sew Pony ||
With Love By Eva 

Now a celebration means there is also something in it for you: a discount and a giveway!

You'll get a 20% discount on all Coffee&Thread patterns with the code 'COFFEEANDTHREADTOUR'.

And last but not least there is a huge giveway where you can win:

- All Coffee&Thread patterns
- A $40 gift certificate to Imagine Gnats
- A $50 gift certificate to Raspberry Creek fabrics
- Three yards of fabric from the fabric fairy
- A $25 gift certificate to Hawthorne threads
- Two english womens patterns from Nähconnection

Isn't that crazy? Go for it and fill out the rafflecopter!

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