If I would make a the list of designers I sew from often, Sofilantjes* would be at the top of the list. I have done several tests in the last year for Sofilantjes, and also when I am not testing, I often use her patterns. For example, I used the Nivalis for this season's week two. I therefore decided on a pattern from Sofilantjes, the Hibernis* for my signature style and hack it into one size smaller (to a chest 48 cm) for my very skinny 2 year old, with a huge baby belly.
Throwing away fabric is hard for me, so I kind a save all. The smaller scraps go in big bags to be used as filling (once I will need them for sure), but the bit bigger scraps go back in the fabric closet. I had some weird shaped scraps from this dress, of which one small part had the bunny bear pair on it. For my youngest I had to make the top of my front pattern piece narrower and the bottom wider (to accompany that huge belly) and this way the scrap was the perfect size for my Hibernis front panel.
I managed to cut two pockets, two side pieces (one horizontal and one vertical) and two wrist pieces from my Finch Fabric scraps as well. These pieces had been in my stash for months because I did not know with what to combine it. When I tested the woman Legend some scraps remained and they formed a nice combination with the brown and green from Finch Fabric.
I really love how the garment turned out and it definitely fits the does-not-fit-with-anything style. I combined the shirt with her only pair of jeans, and they are a bit short (yeh for cropped pictures), but the neutral blue was perfect to balance the bold shirt. She was very pleased when I pointed out the pockets to her, for the rest of the shoot she refused to take her hands out of them.
I also would like to show you a different view of the Hibernis I sewed during testing. I was a bad girl, and put the tabs on the outside of the neckband. In my defense this hack is not visible in the pictures with cowl. Now that the pattern is out for a few weeks, I do want to show you how our shirt looks like without the cowl. The tabs are snapped in place on the upper arms and are a nice extra detail to the shirt. If the cowl is on, the arm snaps are visible, but I chose a color that perfectly matches the print.
I hope that next season's end my signature style will be a totally self drafted garment. I love to hear what you think of my creations. Feel free to leave a comment in the language you prefer (although Google translate might have to assist me if you choose something different than English, German, Dutch or Hungarian). If you buy anything through my affiliate links (the one indicated with a *), I get a small commission (the price stays the same for you), I am very grateful for everything that feeds my fabric addiction.