Sofilantjes Summer Surprise Anniversary Tour - Power Ponies

Thursday, May 28, 2015
After having my third kid sewing has been a slow hobby to return to my life. He has a knack for knowing when I want to do some sewing and immediately needs something. When I saw that Anne was having a blog tour to celebrate her anniversary I had to sign up. I love the Summer Surprise pattern by Sofilantjes. I got to test it when she first came out with it! My daughter wore the dress so much it fell apart...literally.

The Summer Surprise comes in a dress and tunic length. It is available for sizes 6 months to 12 years. It also comes in a regular or slim fit option. It also has a super cute bow back design.


Size 3 regular dress

Of course getting them to have their photos on the same day didn't happen.  Oh well such is life with a 3 and 5 year old.


Size 5 regular fit dress
My oldest is a huge My Little Pony fan, has been for almost 3 years, so I wanted to do something for that. I didn't really want to spend the money on custom done knit fabric in case it never gets worn. My girls have a tendency to ask for me to make them something then never wearing it. So I went onto Hot Topics website and found a men's t shirt to repurpose into a dress. I ordered two 2xl shirts for each of my girls.

They both loved their dresses! I had never used a t shirt to make a dress but have sewn with knits plenty of times. I figured it would be just like that. I was not a fan of sewing with this shirt. Even with that I am thrilled with how they turned out. 

Purple bow with pink trim....was supposed to be a pink bow. Still can't find it.




My oldest really wanted to get into the whole Power Ponies theme so we made her a Rarity cape and eye mask. 



The mask was a little on the big side. 


For the cape I used the pattern that Peek A Boo Patterns offers. Then I just cut out three diamond shapes for the cutie mark. 

And if you are going to be a Power Pony you need to show off your flying skills. 

She was having a fun time! Her sister then informed me that she had really wanted a cape too.


This is an easy and super cute pattern. It is a great summer style, especially here where it gets really hot and humid. 
Since you made it all the way to the end of the post, you get the opportunity to win some awesome stuff!! 

Winner will get:
-5 out of 4, winner's choice 
-Muffin Head Patterns, winner's choice 
-Seaside Notions, winner's choice 
-Audrey & Tiffany, winner's choice 
-Pickle Pudding, winner's choice
-Handmaiden's Cottage, winner's choice
-Koda Baby, winner's choice 
-Sofilantjes, winner's choice




There is also some other fabulous bloggers that took part in the tour. Check them out!





Thank you for stopping by!


Bethany 









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