donderdag 18 mei 2017

Neon Pink Geneva Cardigan

Somehow somewhere down the line her favorite color changed from pink to blue. All you girl-mothers: did it happen to yours? Friends with older daughters told me it would happen and for the longest time I thought they were wrong. It looked as though it wasn't gonna happen here. But then suddenly it did and I didn't even really notice it.
Until I was going to add snaps to this cardigan. But let's talk about this cardigan first! It's the Geneva Cardigan by Coffee & Thread.

Op één of ander moment werd haar lievelingskleur blauw in plaats van roze. Alle mama's met dochters: gebeurde het bij jullie al? Vriendinnen met oudere dochters hadden me al verteld dat het zou gebeuren en eigenlijk had ik niet verwacht dat het hier nog zou gebeuren en dat die vriendinnen ongelijk hadden. Plotsklaps was het hier ook gebeurd en ik had het amper in de gaten. Met de knopen van dit vest viel het ineens op. Maar laten we het eerst hebben over dit vest! Het is de Geneva Cardigan van Coffee & Thread.

The pockets are the feature that drew me to this pattern. I like it how they show this tiny bit of the inside pocket and the topstitching is a big bonus for me as well.
I do not own a coverlock machine, but my regular machine has some pretty decorative stitches that do the trick.

De zakken van dit patroon trokken meteen mijn aandacht. Ik vind het zo leuk dat ze net dat kleine stukje van de binnenkant van de zak laten zien en het topstiksel is een extra bonus voor mij.
Ik heb geen coverlock, maar mijn gewone machine heeft enkele super leuke sier stiksels die ook net dat tikkeltje extra geven. 

The pattern has so many more gorgeous feautures though. This drawing shows you the several possibilities. It is suitable for boys and girls, it makes it a must sew pattern. Comes in sizes 12 month through 14 years.

Het patroon heeft nog een hele hoop andere opties. Deze tekening laat heel wat mogelijkheden zien.
Het is geschikt voor jongens en meisjes. Het gaat van maat 80 tot 164.

My version has a peter pan collar with straight long sleeves. Like all patterns I tested for Olga, this one also has such a great and clean finish.

Mijn versie heeft een  peter pan kraag en gewone lange mouwen optie. Zoals bij alle patronen die ik voor Olga al testte, heeft deze ook een geweldig nette afwerking.

So back to the issue with the color. It's not like she hates pink, she just prefers blue... or maybe she prefers pink but she doesn't want to admit it... oh really, I just don't know and I think she doesn't either! So when we discussed the color of the snaps, it took me quite a bit of convincing to go for the neon pink snaps. She made me ask the other testers in the group. Even after all of them agreed with me to go with pink instead of blue, she was still not convinced but she trusted my opinion (I wonder how long that will last). And now... she loves this Geneva Cardigan and the neon pink buttons and other bright pink details -like the undercollar and bias binding on the inside- are a big hit.

Terug naar de discussie over de kleur. Ze heeft geen hekel aan roze, maar verkiest gewoon blauw... of misschien vindt ze roze toch leuker maar wil ze het niet toegeven... oh echt, ik weet het gewoon niet en volgens mij zij ook niet! Dus toen we de kleur van de kamsnaps besproken duurde het wel even om haar te overtuigen om de neon roze te kiezen. Ze deed het me vragen in de groep van de testers. Zelfs toen die dames allemaal volmondig het neon roze verkozen boven de turquoise kleur, was ze nog niet helemaal overtuigd maar vertrouwde ze wel op mijn mening (benieuwd hoe lang ze dat nog gaat blijven doen). En nu... vindt ze deze Geneva Cardigan echt geweldig en de neon roze kam snaps en andere roze accenten -zoals de onderkant van de kraag en de afwerking met biais aan de binnenkant- zijn een groot succes.

During the tour you get a 15% discount on this great basic, with the code GENEVAPATTERNTOUR
The listing can be found HERE

Tijdens de blogtour krijg je een korting van 15% op het patroon, met de code GENEVAPATTERNTOUR
Het patroon vindt u HIER.



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 Pattern/ patroon: Geneva Cardigan by Coffee & Thread
Fabric/ stof: summer sweat bought @ Sweej-ke

vrijdag 12 mei 2017

Leilani Swing Dress & Romper by Modkid Patterns

Twins... it's something special. As a child I had 2 identical friends, although I didn't see it that way. Nobody could keep them apart, but for some reason it was very easy for me to tell who was K & who was A. What was really identical was their wardrobe. Every now and then they would wear a different color, so the teacher could keep them apart, at least when that teacher would write down which of them wore which color.
Big bonus for me: I got to wear all those clothes that they grew out of twice! Sometimes it was a blessing, but not always.
When I grew older I realised I had an extreme urge to stand out. I hated to be the grey elephant in the herd. Only years later I wondered whether it had something to do with growing up with the nextdoor identical twin girls that were my best friends for years and years.

Maybe this is also the reason why I rarely sew a twinning project for my girls...

This pattern inspired me to throw my principles overboard and I now proudly present you my Twinning Leilani Swing Dress & Romper.
From the moment Patty Young posted that first photo on Facebook I was sold! For days I kept an eye on the Facebook group to see if there was a testers call. Then one night, it was way past midnight over here, I saw the call. I crawled out of bed and hurried downstairs to fill out the tester's form (my phone wasn't very helpful when I tried to fill out the form, so I had to use my laptop).

I jumped up and down when I received an invitation to test the Leilani! It was my first test for Modkid Patterns. My first encounter with Modkid Patterns was when I sewed the Jack & Jill jacket for the Back to School blogtour about 8 months ago. I've been waiting to get the perfect opportunity to sew something for Patty & Coutney since then.

The test ran from May 1st to May 8th and I was assigned to the size 2T Swing Dress.
My first Leilani Swing Dress is still waiting for a sunny day to shoot photo's.
Somewhere along the way it became clear to me that it would be so cute to have both my girls in a matching Leilani.

My 8-year old took one look at some of the tester photo's and was head over heels with the Leilani Romper. My (almost) 4-year old only wants dresses at the moment, so that choice was easy.
Like pieces of a puzzle the Lillestoff fabric I pre-ordered about 2 months ago, just came in the store. Bright and early on Saturday morning I drove over to Cas&Nina and picked up this beautiful organic cotton knit fabric. On Sunday the Leilani Swing Dress size 2T and Leilani Romper size 8/9 were finished. On Monday after school & swim practise the sun came out, so I bribed my girls for this photo shoot.

Coupon code = LEILANI2017
The Leilani Swing Dress & Romper comes in 2 size ranges, GIRLS (2T - 8/9) and TWEEN/TEEN (10 - 18). There is even a BUNDLE option so you can get both size ranges at a discounted price. But for the next 24 hrs. you can take 40% off your entire purchase on our Etsy store, which makes the single patterns only $5.99 and the Bundles only $9.57 (less than a full price pattern!).

Leilani Tween Teen Swing Top, Swing Dress, Harem Romper
PDF Downloadable Pattern by MODKID... sizes 10 to 18

Leilani Girls Swing Top, Swing Dress, Harem Romper
PDF Downloadable Pattern by MODKID... sizes 2T to 8/9 Girls

Leilani is a versatile knit pattern which includes a simple Swing Top, a flirty Swing Dress and a funky, oh-so-comfy Harem-Style Romper. The dress and romper views include optional inset side pockets. All versions feature a fabulous double-spaghetti strap design for added flair.

Pattern: Leilani Swing Dress & Harem Romper
Fabric: Lillestoff Katzenliebe - bought @ Cas&Nina