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Otium Top Pattern by Sofilantjes | Tour & Giveaway!

Hey! It’s Friday!!! Seems like a good day for a Pattern Tour!

Otium Pattern Tour by Sofilantjes | JaimeSews

I had so much fun on the last Sofilantjes pattern tour, I’m back – this time with the Otium Top! Like the Omni Tempore, this pattern is available for adults and kids. It is a relaxed fit shirt with sleeve cuffs & waistband with neckline, sleeve & shirt front variations!
Otium Pattern Tour by Sofilantjes | JaimeSewsI have a serious lack of long sleeve options in my wardrobe so I grabbed this purple sweater knit at F&M Fabrics. (You can find them online at www.thefabricmarket.com). The Otium Sweater Pattern has a wider neckline so I chose a size small on top and tapered out to the medium toward the bottom. It is quite roomy and I would probably size down even more the next time around. This version is really comfortable, however, so I have no complaints! 
Otium Pattern Tour by Sofilantjes | JaimeSews
I really loved the scoop back option so that was definitely a design feature I wanted to include. There are even pattern pieces and instructions for adding a bow, as shown in kids version in the tour graphic above! Sleeve variations include short, 3/4 and long. You can also change the look entirely by making the diagonal pocket version – be sure to check out the other tour stops linked up below to see all the amazing options included in this pattern!
Otium Pattern Tour by Sofilantjes | JaimeSewsMonday, January 26th
Tuesday, January 27th
Wednesday, January 28th
Mie KatoentjeLulu & CelesteRebel & MaliceWork, Pray, Sew
Thursday, January 29th
Sew StarlyThe Berry BunchSprouting JubeJubeMllikepoinen
Friday, January 30th
Rebekah SewsGloria June –  Sew Out of ControlJaime Sews
This pattern sews ups super quickly! The instructions are very thorough with tips for choosing & sewing knits, help with choosing the correct size, suggested stitches, a printing guide based on the style options you pick, a finished measurements chart & help with common alterations. A great value!!Otium Pattern Tour by Sofilantjes | JaimeSews

To celebrate this amazing blogtour the Otium Girls and Otium Sweater* are on sale for 20% off and the BUNDLE is 30% off. But that is not all…… We also get to give away 12 patterns from some amazing designers:

•Otium Bundle by Soflantjes (both the girls’ and women’s sizes)
•2 patterns of choice by Filles a Maman
•1 pattern of choice by Ginger House Designs
•1 pattern of choice by Straight Grain
•1 pattern of choice by Golden Rippy
•1 pattern of choice by MCM Studio Designs
•1 pattern of choice by Mouse House Creations
•1 pattern of choice by MandyK Designs
•1 pattern of choice by FABulous Home Sewn
•1 pattern of choice by E+M Patterns
•1 pattern of choice by My Little Plumcake

That’s a total of 12 patterns for one lucky reader! And if you bought the Otium patterns during this SALE and WIN the Give Away, you get to choose other pattern(s) from their shop* :-)

OtiumGiveawayGraphicTo win the patterns enter the raffle copter below. Good luck!

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Otium Pattern Tour by Sofilantjes | JaimeSews* I was given this pattern in exchange for participating in the blog tour, but all opinions are my own.  This post contains affiliate links indicated with an *. When you click through the link and make a purchase, I make a small commission. Thank you for your support!

 

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Omni Family Tour – JaimeSews

Omni Tempore Tops Pattern by Sofilantjes | JaimeSews
Today’s The Day!! It’s my turn to share with you my version of the Omni Tempore pattern for both kids and adults! I’m Jaime, found on twitter, facebook and instagram as JaimeSews. I’ve been sewing since I was 15 years old, earned a bachelors degree in Home Economics, worked selling sewing machines, in a quilt shop and later in a bridal shop & now sew from my home. I’m so glad you’ve stopped by!!
Omni Tempore Pattern by Sofilantjes | JaimeSews
I’ve been busy making up some fall/winter staples for me and the kids with the Omni Tempore Pattern by Sofilantjes and I have TWO techniques to share with you!

 

  • How to adjust for using a not-so-stretchy knit with a pattern designed for knits and
  • How to create basic machine appliques to make your Omni Tempore your own!

BUT – You should know – there is a sale on The Omni Tempore pattern bundle all this week during the tour AND there’s a giveaway! (And if you so happen to purchase the pattern and then win it, you will be refunded so be sure to keep your receipt/email!)

Prize Pack #1

1.5 meters of fabric from Joy Fits Fabrics

Omni Tempore Pattern Bundle by Sofliantjes

Bustle Skirt Pattern by Koda Baby Boutique

1 Pattern of choice by Filles a Maman

1 Pattern of choice by Serger Pepper

1 Pattern of choice by E+M Patterns

1 Pattern of choice by Striped Swallow Designs

Omni Family Tour | JaimeSews

Prize Pack #2

1.5 merers of fabric from Joy Fits Fabrics

Omni Tempore Pattern Bundle by Sofilantjes

Grace Pattern by Rose & Lee Designs

1 Pattern of choice by Filles a Maman

1 Pattern of choice by Madeit Patterns

1 Pattern of choice by Dandelions n’ Dungarees

So be sure to read/scroll to the end of the post to enter!

Let’s get started!

All three of us got our fabric from F&M Fabrics locally, found online at thefabricmarket.com. They have the best prices hands down and a huge selection. As we walked down the aisle lined with the knits, the kids saw/felt/hugged/laid their heads down on this super fuzzy, exquisitely soft fleece.
Omni Tempore Pattern by Sofilantjes | JaimeSews
If you’ve ever been shopping with your kids at the fabric store, you know it can be a challenge to focus. Well, we all fell in love with how unbelievably soft the fabric was that I completely disregarded that the pattern calls for knits.
Omni Tempore Pattern by Sofilantjes | JaimeSews
Now Fleece is technically a knit, but 1) it’s bulky and 2) it’s not that stretchy. So I had to improvise. First (in order of discovery), I had to cut the collar lining from a much thinner knit in order to reduce bulk. I also ended up cutting about 1/2″ off the neckline all the way around to widen it enough for their little heads to fit through.
Omni Tempore Pattern by Sofilantjes | JaimeSews
After I got the collar attached, I realized there would also need to be some more room in the body and sleeve to compensate for the lack of stretch. I took the same knit I lined the collar with and made a gusset all the way down from the wrist to the shirt hem. I really loved how this added a pop of color to each top!
Omni Tempore Pattern by Sofilantjes | JaimeSews
This particular problem could also be solved by choosing a size or two up. The Omni Tempore pattern has unlimited options, including different sleeve lengths, sleeve/waistline ribbing or regular hem, kangaroo pocket, collar or hood! I let the kids each pick out their own style features and since they chose the collar I thought it’d be fun to choose the hood for myself.
Omni Tempore Pattern by Sofilantjes | JaimeSews
What I love about the hood is that it also looks like the cowl neckline the kids have, so especially in the fabric I chose, it still looks dressy. But…it DOES have a hood!
Omni Tempore Pattern by Sofilantjes | JaimeSews
This knit I found at F&M Fabrics is a super soft, sheer knit, great for fall & part of winter here in CA.
Omni Tempore Pattern by Sofilantjes | JaimeSews
Regarding the Omni Tempore pattern, it was a super quick sew! Even with all the options, I found it easy to make three different variations without consulting the instructions much after making just one. The instructions were clear and the pattern pieces all fit together without a hitch. It was a thoroughly enjoyable sew!
Omni Tempore Pattern by Sofilantjes | JaimeSews
So let’s get on to how to add the applique!
Applique Tutorial | JaimeSews
First you need to gather all your supplies:
  1. Scissors
  2. A pencil/pen
  3. Pellon 805 Wonder-Under
  4. Fabric to applique
  5. Your applique design. I just found the images I wanted to use on the interwebs and printed them out.
Applique Tutorial | JaimeSews
Trace the applique design onto the paper side of your Wonder-Under.
Applique Tutorial | JaimeSews
Rough cut around the applique design you just traced onto your Wonder-Under and place it on the wrong side of your applique fabric. Press a few seconds to tack in place.
Applique Tutorial | JaimeSews
Allow it all to cool completely. Cut out the traced design.
Applique Tutorial | JaimeSews
Peel off the backing of your applique, making sure the webbing is attached to your fabric.
Applique Tutorial | JaimeSews
Place on your shirt where you want it to be…
Applique Tutorial | JaimeSews
Then fuse in place using a damp pressing cloth (or fat quarter sized muslin/cotton scrap) until the press cloth is dry. (See also the directions that come with your Wonder-Under). Stitch in place with a zig zag stitch.
Applique Tutorial | JaimeSews
The Omni Tempore is a great pattern for the whole family that doesn’t have to look matchy-matchy, but could if that’s what you’re going for! Thanks for stopping by and be sure to enter to win one of the amazing prize packs!

Click Here To Enter —-> a Rafflecopter giveaway

And don’t forget to head on over to the other stops on the tour!

Monday, November 24th
Tuesday, November 25th
Wednesday, November 26th
Thursday, November 27th
Friday, November 28th
Saturday, November 29th
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Omni Tempore Blog Tour & Giveaway

Omni Family Tour | JaimeSews

Omni Family Tour | JaimeSews

I’m so excited to be a part of the Omni Tempore Pattern Tour this week, with my post going live tomorrow morning! I had a lot of fun making tops for myself and my kids and have a few pointers for you on using this pattern, designed for knits, with fleece! Can’t wait to show you our versions, but be sure to head over to today’s tour stops to enjoy everyone’s creativity with this versatile pattern!

Monday, November 24th
Tuesday, November 25th
Wednesday, November 26th
Thursday, November 27th
Friday, November 28th
Saturday, November 29th

 

And – Oh, Hey! There’s a giveaway too! You could win one of two amazing prize packs! 

Prize Pack #1

1.5 meters of fabric from Joy Fits Fabrics

Omni Tempore Pattern Bundle by Sofliantjes

Bustle Skirt Pattern by Koda Baby Boutique

1 Pattern of choice by Filles a Maman

1 Pattern of choice by Serger Pepper

1 Pattern of choice by E+M Patterns

1 Pattern of choice by Striped Swallow Designs

Omni Family Tour | JaimeSews

Prize Pack #2

1.5 merers of fabric from Joy Fits Fabrics

Omni Tempore Pattern Bundle by Sofilantjes

Grace Pattern by Rose & Lee Designs

1 Pattern of choice by Filles a Maman

1 Pattern of choice by Madeit Patterns

1 Pattern of choice by Dandelions n’ Dungarees

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Additionally, during this blogtour both Omni Tempore patterns and the Bundle will be on SALE!

And as a bonus, if you buy one or both of the Omni Tempore patterns and win the GIVE AWAY, you get to pick one or two other patterns from the store! (So hold on to you e-mail/ payment receipt just in case!)

So have fun checking everything out and I’ll see you tomorrow!