Thursday, March 22, 2018

Foras dress release

Color blocked jersey dresses are my favorite sewing projects, if you feel the same, you will love the new Sofilantjes pattern, the Foras*. The Foras is a dropped waist relaxed fitting dress with two skirt options. One with a circle skirt, the other gathered skirt. The pattern is made for pockets lovers. The pockets that fall  perfectly in line with the color block in the bodice. But, you can very easily not make pockets and have a nice basic drop waisted dress. Today, I am showing you two of the four dresses that I sewed with this pattern, one with circle skirt and one with gathered skirt.

The side color block is an easy sew. If you are a beginner just clip or pin the color block in, and it should line up perfectly. Those side panels really adds to the design on the dress, because of the color block options. On one hand those side panels are perfect for using some treasured scraps. On the other hand, the side panels make the front bodice relatively narrow, which make it perfect for all kind of small panels. The pattern comes with three sleeve lengths, long, 3/4 and short sleeves. The long sleeves have a long cuff, which gives some extra color block options.

The first dress that I made is the black velvety dress for our eldest, that Fabric comes from Textielstad. Recently, when I just went to buy a rol knive, I bought at Textielstad some awesome new striped ribbings (my current obsession) that perfectly match the jersey that they sold as well. That means that for the black dress, the pockets are in jersey and the neckband is ribbing. For the other dress, the bunny one (The fabric is from Joyfits), I clearly did not use ribbing for the neckline, so although it is nice and stretchy fabric, I did add about two centimeter to the length of the neckband to avoid a pulling neckline.

I know that I just wrote that I recently bought new ribbings and matching jersey stripes, but I am really trying to not buy new fabric. Every time I sit in front of my fabric closet I feel that the good fabrics are gone (although there are piles and piles of fabric), but when I force myself to make something from the piles, I always rediscover some perfect fabrics. I did the same with the bunny fabric. My daughter picked it, and I am now so in love with the combi. I considered making a matching print on the pocket, and even halfy tried, but I decided that I just needed a sewing shot and decided not to be bothered. I glued, cut and sewed the bunny dress in a two hour break that I had before the kids came home from school. I was really craving from creative endeavor. The joy that I felt after finishing the dress was similar as I would have been to a Spa for the entire day, which really shows that sewing is cheaper than therapy.

As usual dress is on a very attractive release sale, you can buy the Foras* now for just 5 euro's (excluding EU VAT). This time the sale period is actually longer than we are used to at Sofilantjes, you can buy the dress until Sunday evening 22:00 (EU time). 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. Love them all! I always have the same with “old” fabric you start loving it again after sewing with it. The perfect reason to use fabric from your stash.

  2. Heel leuk! Die met de konijntjes is super vrolijk, maar van de andere gaat mijn hart toch een beetje sneller slaan! <3

  3. Love both dresses! When given an opportunity, our kids choose well, don't they?

  4. Ze zijn allebei super leuk, maar de eerste blijft toch echt mijn favoriete Foras.
    En ja, geen stoffen meer kopen tot de voorraad opgebruikt is... ik ben benieuwd of jij er beter in slaagt dan ik ;)