Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Late national love

In the Netherlands we get a bit crazy about orange and the color of our flag around Kingsday (end of April). Most people dress in orange, and wear pretty similar clothes as when there is a national soccer event. Usually, we do not join the masses on Kingsday (I usually realize when I am on a flea market that day that there is no stripe of orange anywhere in our combined outfits), but this year I went a different route. I found some awesome Dutch fabrics at Textielstad, bought a few meters and made all my kids something out of it. I already showed you my eldest's outfit and my son's, but I did not have time to show the clothes my two youngest wore.

You know I love Sofilantjes*, they are my go-to patterns if I am free wheeling. A year ago, I translated a guestpost to Dutch on the Sofilantjes blog to make this awesome dress hack from the ADVT* shirt pattern. It went on my to do list, but got buried under pattern tests. Now it was the perfect time to try it. I actually hacked the hack a bit. I kept the bodice in one piece and sewed the bias on the dress without an extra seam. I am not convinced if my shortcut actually took less time, but at least I tried something new. It turned out a bit short, so it might actually turn into a tunic, but it is still cute in that case.

For my youngest, I did a triple way hack. I used my most favorite Sofilantjes skirt, the high low skirt from the Litore. I used the bodice from the Nivalis*, that curve make me so happy. Finally, I used the short sleeves from the Aura*, that little pleat is so cute. When I made pictures a few months ago now, I actually forgot to get a close up of the sleeve, but you can see how that pleat looks here.

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 (*), I get a small commission (the price stays the same for you), I am very grateful for everything that feeds my fabric addiction.

1 comment:

  1. Toffe outfits !! En niet overdreven nationalistisch, zoals de meeste van jouw landgenoten 😉