Who just loves blog tours? I know I do, especially when I am part of them! Today I couldn’t be more excited to be part of the Otium blog tour with Sofilantjes. The designer behind Sofilantjes is an awesome woman by the name of Annemieke. I have had the pleasure of testing and making many patterns by Annemieke and just love all her designs. Needless to say I jumped on the chance to be a part of her blog tour too!!
Let’s take a look at the Otium pattern shall we? First of all, here’s a little lesson in language. Otium means ease in Latin. Yes, I Googled it. The name and meaning is quite fitting and perfect for this very comfy shirt pattern. Coming in sizes 12m-14yrs and women’s XS-XXXL this pattern is great for all the girls and women in our lives, including you! There are many options in both sizes as well. Options include 3 sleeve lengths (long, 3/4, and short) and 3 shirt options (diagonal pocket, low back with bow, or regular shirt). All are finished with cuffs on the sleeves and a waist band which means no hemming!! That is not to say you can’t hem it, but really why hem if you don’t have to? The tutorial walks you through each step accompanied by illustrations so even a beginner to knits can perfect this one. Yes, the ease in which it is made and the ease that you feel in wearing it…yes, the name says it all.
For this tour I not only had the pleasure of making another shirt for my baby girl but also to do a little self care sewing for myself! First let’s take a look at baby girls top. For hers I made the size 12mo with the low bow back. The fit is great. Nice and relaxing. For my top I also made the low bow back but I was able to fit it so it fits me perfectly. Annemieke knows all women are beautiful in all different shapes and sizes. In the pattern it shows how to fit the top to fit all of our more curvy areas where ever they may be. Using her instructions I was able to make my top to fit my size M bust with my size L hips. The fit is perfect!! I used fleece on both tops and it worked out beautifully. I was even able to use it for the collar with just a little extra length added to the collar measurement per the suggestion from the tutorial as well! This pattern really sets you up for success!
You may not be able to see, but baby’s girls fabric says “I love Grandma”. Perfect opportunity to take some cute pics of her and Grammy!!
Ready to make your own? Even if you are new to knits, you can make this one. And don’t worry, if you need a little help or someone to hold your hand there is a Sofilantjes Sew and Show Group to help you out! Now head on over to the website and pick up your copy of the girls or women’s pattern which are both 20% off. Or get both in the bundle pack for 30% off! Don’t forget to enter a Rafflecopter giveaway too for your chance to win 11 patterns from some awesome sponsors of this tour!!
Monday, January 26th