Summer Surprise Anniversary Tour

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Bem vindas à tour e sorteio do aniversário da Sofilantjes. Estou muito feliz por poder participar dela porque estive prestes a não me inscrever para a mesma, mas ainda bem que o fiz, já que deu-me a oportunidade de fazer um vestido super giro e fácil para a minha filha. Esta tour celebra o primeiro aniversário da loja Sofilantjes de moldes da Annemieke, da Holanda. Se calhar ainda se lembram do molde magnifico de uma camisola, unisex, em tamanho para toda a família, que fiz há uns meses?! Pois, o molde também era dela. Para festejar o primeiro ano, 24 bloggers juntaram-se para este tour, com o primeiro molde da Anne, o Summer Surprise vestido, túnica e top. E há mais, um sorteio diferente a cada dia durante todos os dias do tour. Leiam no fim deste post. 

Welcome to Sofilantjes anniversary tour and giveaway. I am so happy to be part of this, I was about not to sign for this but then I did, and now I am glad I did because I got to make the cutest dress so easily. This tour celebrates the first year of Sofilantjes, owned by Annemieke from the Netherlands. Maybe you can still remember the awesome, gender neutral, all family sizes included shirt that I had the pleasure to review a few months ago?! Yep, that's from her as well. To celebrate this first year, 24 bloggers came together for this pattern tour with Anne's first pattern, the Summer Surprise dress, tunic and top. And, there's also a new giveaway each day during the tour days. Read more about it at the end of this post. 

Apesar de ter carta branca para alterar o molde, ajustar e tal, optei por seguir com o molde original, tal como é, assim pareceu-me já bastante bem, uma vez que ia usar este tecido com folhos miúdos que já lhe davam um toque especial. O molde tem a opção de top, túnica e vestido, e foi recentemente revisto para este tour. Temos a versão normal e a versão skinny, o que eu adorei, claro, já que também tenho uma trinca espinhas cá em casa. Eu fiz-lhe o tamanho 3, skinny, e versão vestido, e não podiamos ter ficado todos mais felizes com o mesmo. Quando lhe mostrei o vestido, disse-me "Eu gosto mais das costas! Mamã, tem um laço!".

So, I was free to make any alterations, adjusts, whatever... but I went with the original, just as is, it seemed quite enough for me, since I was using this ruffles fabric which was already busy enough. The pattern comes with a top, tunic and dress lenght, and has been recently reviewed in time for this tour. You have regular and skinny sizes, which I loved because, you know, I have a skinny lady of my own. I made her a skinny, size 3, dress lenght option, and we all couldn't be happier about it. When I showed her the dress, she said "I love the back the best! mom, there's a bow in there!".

Esta foi a primeira vez que usei este tecido, e posso-o ter amaldiçoado uma ou duas vezes enquanto o fazia. Mas deixo-vos algumas dicas caso também queiram trabalhar com ele. Verifiquem se os folhos caem para o lado certo - cortei uma peça para descobrir logo a seguir que estava ao contrário. Ao cortar, não se esqueçam de ver se estão todos direitinhos também, para não cortar mais do que deveriam - ooppssss, quem fez isso?! Ao coser duas partes juntas, coloquem alfinetes, em cada folho se necessário para que depois bata tudo certinho pelo direito. A melhor parte é que podemos saltar a parte da baínha, o tecido não desfia e o folho já vem com acabamento. Não é muito, mas é o que aprendi com a minha primeira experiência. 

It was my first time using this fabric and I might have cursed it once or twice while doing it. But here's a few tips for you, if you plan to work with it sometimes soon. Make sure the ruffles fall into the right side - I cut into a piece just to realise they were upside down. When you have to cut, make sure the ruffles lay flat so you don't cut more than you need by accident - ooppssss, who did that?! When sewing two parts together, try pinning the edges of the ruffles (yes one by one if needed) to make sure they will match once you sew them together. You don't need to hem, it doesn't fray and the ruffles are already finished for you. That's not a lot, but I have only used it once, that's just what I learnt with my first experience. 

Visitem as outras bloggers no tour e deixem-se inspirar pelas alteração que elas (algumas) fizeram ao molde.

Visit all the bloggers in the tour and get inspired by the flips they (most) have made to this pattern. 

-Stitchwerx Designs, winner's choice 
-Gracious Threads, winner's choice 
-Stiped Swallow Designs, winner's choice
-FABulous Home Sewn, winner's choice 
-MCM Studio Designs, winner's choice 
-A Sparkly Baby, winner's choice 
-GYCT, winner's choice
-Sofilantje, winner's choice

Para entrar nos sorteios dos próximos dias, visitem o blog Sprouting JubeJub, o anfitrião deste tour. Lá encontraram também, pequenas mostras de fotos e links para todas as bloggers participantes. Podem também comprar o molde com 25% de desconto, se introduzirem o código "ANNIVERSARY" no check out. 

To enter the next days giveaways, make sure you visit Sprouting JubeJub, the blog hosting this tour. There you will find teaser photos and links for all the bloggers daily too. You can also get your copy of the pattern (Summer Surprise) using the code "ANNIVERSARY" at check out for 25% off your pattern.


  1. I have been too scared to use my ruffle fabric but yours looks so amazing!

    1. Thanks! I think I'm quite fearless, sometimes I get into things for the first time without really thinking about it... lol

  2. Oh, good call on the ruffle fabric! I'm sure it's maddening, but it looks incredible!

    1. It surely is. I just have to practise to get it a little better.

  3. Replies
    1. Thank you Patricia. When my little miss loves it, it's a good sign!

  4. She looks so cute in her new dress!! Perfect match for a little girl, ruffles and a bow ;-) Looks great on her :-)

    1. Thanks. For the wedding I added a shiny slim belt and it looked much fancier.


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