I have an old soul. I’m totally okay with that…and kind of love it. Until recently, I was making all of my girls’ patterns because I hadn’t yet found those with a classic, yet beautifully modern, vision. I’m so glad I stumbled upon Coffee & Thread. Olga somehow weaves the excitement of a child with a parent’s desire for easy-maintanance and European-esque styles.
When Olga posted this photo:
I knew I’d better keep a close eye on her upcoming releases!
I’ll have to get to these Wild & Free Lounge Pants another day (sigh). Today, my focus is on that incredible top. With the slight ruffle at the sleeves, short or long sleeve option, I was already planning my daughters’ summer, fall, winter, and spring collections (truly!).
For my first version, I wanted light, airy fabric; and this slight eyelet green was the perfect match for my little gal who adores everything green and blue these days.
The oversized pockets are perfect for treasures, flowers, and a bit of sand (sorry, mom!) at our sun-kissed park playdate.
The pattern has a nice curve and swing to it, which helps fulfill my Victorian love.
And the back has a beautiful little opening with a sweet button detail. It’s an easy sew, no zipper hassle, and convenient to get on-off kids on the go. Or if you’re like us, a little sprinkler fun might mean we have to slip it off and dry it in the hot sun for a few minutes.
I’ll definitely be revisiting this pattern as I start sewing for the warmer months. Those cuffs on the long sleeve option have me like “woah.”
For now, I’ll be summer dreaming… in Ania and floral…and a sprinkle of princess dust.
PATTERN: The Ania Tunic