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.
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