Hi there! Welcome to the Bonnie and Lottie stop of the tour. I can’t believe that there are only 4 more days left in the tour!? How did the time fly by so fast?
If you are like me you have been absolutely stunned and impressed with all the amazing bloggers and their beautiful makes. I can tell you that I’ve been so impressed with these amazing makers! So here you are today . . . crossing my fingers that I don’t disappoint.
I’m so happy that Olga of Coffee and Thread decided to host a blog tour and even more excited to be invited to join! I’ve had my eye on The Antalya since it released and have had a couple of fabric combinations set aside just for it. I love the built in options for color blocking in this design. Also the unique design of the side panels really drew me in.
For the fabric I used cotton woven by Michael Miller from the Into The Deep collection. I struggled with finding just the right trim along the bodice. I’m just so happy with this cotton lace I eventually found. (My secret . . . Daiso for the win. For those of you that don’t know it’s a Japanese dollar store.)
As a happy coincidence, the trim matches perfectly with the lace zipper that I had on hand. I absolutely love the back view of this dress. The only modification I made was to turn the bias binding inside the bodice. I only did this because I thought that my print was a bit too detailed to sustain another color/print.
Other than having to curve the trim around the side panel, this is a super easy sew. Also, no sleeves!!! The side panels are the sleeves! The dress is a nice roomy fit, and B loved it right away. In fact she’s still wearing it after the photo session. She does like dresses but she usually wants to change out of them and back into leggings as soon as she can.
To be honest, I was planning on making the gorgeous Polina for my little in some Wonderland that I’ve been coveting. However, life happens and time ran short. More than that, I was so envious of all the beautiful Ania Tunics I’ve seen on the tour. I just had to jump in!
I’m so glad that I did! I used a bit of Les Fleurs by Cotton and Steel for the pockets and kept the selvage on the top. The colors just happened go so well together. We don’t have cats, and I’m slightly allergic to them, but B loves them so much. So at the very least, I can let her wear them on her clothes.
B’s hair is getting so long and tends to get wrapped up in button closures. I’ve even had to cut off strands that I was completely unable to untangle. So for the back of my Ania, I modified the back closure to use ties. In order to do this I thought about using bias tape around the neck line but ultimately decided against that because I didn’t want a stitch line around the neck. Instead, I lined the bodice with the same pieces and caught the ties between the lining and the main.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my makes. Don’t forget, Olga is offering a generous 20% discount for the blog tour followers. The code is “Coffeeandthreadtour”. There is also a giveaway in the link at the end of this amazing line of bloggers!
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