I’ve been following along on the amazing Coffee and Thread Patterns Tour and it has blown me away! The huge amount of inspiration has been overwhelming- dozens of amazing bloggers and Instagrammers sharing their takes on all things Coffee + Thread.
Head on over and do a little shopping and save 20% with the code ‘coffeeandthreadtour’. Stay tuned to the end of my post for a huge giveaway too!
For my stop on the tour, I had the hardest time picking what I wanted to sew. I’ve had the Eleena Dress pattern for-ev-ah and that was my original plan. That classic silhouette is one of my favorites. As I was preparing though the new Polina Dress hit the shop and it just begged to be made. Those ruffles and a twirly circle skirt are everything! And in true SewSophieLynn fashion, I just had to make two dresses, no way could I leave a sister out of this gloriousness. The Ania Tunic is another classic pattern that lent itself to a little hacking for little sis.
I’ve been spending a lot of time at Raspberry Creek Fabric (Diana is a gracious sponsor of the tour) and I just had to have these two fabrics for my looks. Diana has a ton of fun gingham in the shop and I’d actually been stalking the return of this floral from Cotton and Steel. Together they make an unexpected pairing for Easter.
This floral from Cotton and Steel was perfect for the bohemian vibe I was going for. It’s soft and sweet and looks so cute on this girly.
For her look, I modified the Ania Tunic a few ways. First and most obvious is that I made it dress length by adding about 10 inches to the tunic length for a size 7- she’s almost a 9 for height so that’s a couple inches more than average. I switched out the button in the back for a tie since my girls are forever getting their hair caught in back buttons. With the help of Olga I took a little height off the sleeve cap to make the sleeve less puffy at top- I was thinking puffy sleeves AND a sleeve ruffle would be too much. Finally, I added a ruffle at the sleeve hem for the ultimate boho look.
She’s my accessories gal and as soon as she’d picked out her baubles I knew this dress was made for her! She’s all about the glam but is still just 7 so comfort usually trumps all. This dress suits her to a T!
This Polina is LOVE! This one is a lot less girly so the gingham is a perfect pick. Those ruffles down the bodice add just the right amount of playfulness. For this one I did it just as the pattern says, only switching out the buttons for KAM snaps in the back (to avoid the hair tangles). She’s a size 7 also with a 10 height which was an easy alteration with the circle skirt.
Her ruffles are lined with little sister’s floral so the are matching but not totally twinning. I don’t think I could get away with making them full-on identical outfits but they sure do love to coordinate.
The best part about this dress- THE TWIRL!
I’m so excited to have their Easter dresses done- they have some cute knit ones too that I’ll be sharing later this week that they’ll wear for all the easter egg huntin’ fun. For this shoot we headed to our favorite little shopping place, Gardner Village. It was also the location of our Easter shoot last year too- you can’t beat the gorgeous flowers and fun buildings as backdrops!
In typical Utah spring fashion, we took these pictures and as we walked to the car the heavens opened! The rain turned to snow and we woke up to a winter wonderland the next day! So as the snow melts outside I’ll cling to these pics and the hope of more beautiful spring days ahead.
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
You better take a minute and enter the giveaway too for your chance to win a TON of fabric from Imagine Gnats, Raspberry Creek Fabrics, The Fabric Fairy, AND Hawthorne Threads, not to mention a couple of women’s patterns from the lovely Nah-Connection. How cool is that?!!
14 thoughts on “Coffee and Thread Tour”
Oh Tami! This is just stunning! I am in love with both dresses! 💙💙💙💙 Perfection!
I LOVE your fabric pairing and how you have managed to make the dresses match without being too obvious. This is such a pretty post and both your girls look gorgeous.
Such darling dresses! I love how the Polina works perfectly for a little older girl…not too girly, but still!
Both of these dresses are absolutely stunning! Your pictures (as always) are equally as beautiful and your girls are so perfectly accessorized. 💕
I love both of these dresses!! I especially like the underside of the frill on the polina and the pictures!! My girls need floral crowns now. And no more snow lol.
What a lovely girls in beautiful dresses! I particularly love the bohemian Ania ♡. And your pictures are perfect!
I can’t get over how beautiful these dresses are! Your girls look so gorgeous in their matching dresses!! Your pictures are always so fantastic, too!
These dresses are soooo beautiful ! Your daughters are gorgeous and I love your photos !!
You did such a great job on these dresses! I really love the pop of the floral on the back side of the ruffle. Such a perfect way to coordinate!!
The dresses look gorgeous. The pop of flora on a gingham dress is so sweet. I think I need to make the Polina now!
How I love these two dresses! So pretty! I love how they match without overdoing it. Those pictures are just gorgeous!