Hoppe Jumpsuit in NOSH AW 16/17 Kids collection

Hoppe Jumpsuit in NOSH AW16-17 KIDS collection

Sometimes you see a new pattern and you just know you have to try it as quickly as possible! This was my reaction when I saw the Hoppe Jumpsuit. My friend An from StraightGrain just released this pattern in collaboration with Fabienne of the blog 128, and I absolutely Love it. To make it even better I got to pair it with fabrics from the latest NOSH Autumn/Winter collection! Its so great!! Hoppe means jump sooo lets go for it!😉

Hoppe Jumpsuit in NOSH AW16-17 KIDS collection

From the new NOSH collection I got to try the cloudy stretch college in blue (here) and the striped loopback sweat shirting in blue/vanilla (here). They’re both a bit heavier than what the pattern recommends but I really think they worked perfectly for a Autumn version.

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M.’s jumpsuit isn’t perfect on her totally by my fault because I decided to shorten it a bit and it was too much… Sigh… M. still loves it and it will get a used a ton when the weather starts to cool. And then I’ll just have to make another one when this no longer fits. I made size 6 for M. and size 3 for F. At least I made no alterations on F.’s version apart from skipping the cuffs and its great.

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These fabrics are super soft as usual and I couldn’t recommend them more quality wise, and organic cotton people… I couldn’t ask for more.

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F. cracks me up, she’s the craziest kid ever and has been driving me crazy lately, I heard terrible 3’s is now a trend… bahaha I’ll send a surprise gift to the first person to guess who she’s trying to impersonate in this last photo… hehehehe

Hoppe Jumpsuit in NOSH AW16-17 KIDS collection

For the straps and facings I used 1×1 rib knit in navy (here) and I’m really happy with how it turned out.

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These sweet girls of mine…❤

Hoppe Jumpsuit in NOSH AW16-17 KIDS collection

Gahh I can’t get over the cuteness of these clouds! You know I love clouds… heheh I’m also swooning over this one, and this one, and this one. I think I won’t resist them… Sorry Paypal balance… hahahah

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You can see the whole AW 16/17 collection from NOSH here and you can get the Hoppe Jumpsuit here.

Thanks a million NOSH for giving me the opportunity to try these first hand, it was a pleasure!!

Hoppe Jumpsuit in NOSH AW16-17 KIDS collection

Hope you’re having a great summer, thanks for stopping by.

Hugs!❤


All the fabrics I used for the items in this post were given to me by NOSH, but all the opinions are my own.

Beach Towelling Dress or another hacked Rowan Tee

La Folie - Beach Rowan Tee

One of my favorite RTW kids clothes brand is Boden, I love the vibrant colors and fun prints. Absolutely my cup of tea! One of the things I usually bought from them was their “towelling beach dresses”. You see, we usually spend our beach vacation at one of Portugal’s most beautiful beaches, and though I love that place with all my heart I have to admit it gets a bit cold close to sunset. I always take a cardigan or sweater but a cozy beach dress is much cooler. M. just outgrown beyond a doubt her last towelling dress from Boden, wearing it last year was a big stretch already hahahah Poor girl… So I knew I had to buy a new one this year.

La Folie - Beach Rowan Tee

But then I saw a photo from NOSH showing a new striped terry that was exactly what I needed to sew one of those dresses myself! Bang! Handmade beach dress it was!

La Folie - Beach Rowan Tee
I decided to basically copy Boden’s’ design (sorry I know it’s not right but I just love it as it is). For it I used one of my go to patterns the Rowan Tee from Titchy Threads. I lost count to how many times I sewed this pattern! It’s just perfect.

La Folie - Beach Rowan Tee
I made it two sizes bigger than what M. would wear if I was using regular jersey. I wanted a looser fit and also had to take in account the thickness of the fabric itself.
I lengthened it and made side vents, for it to be more comfortable to wear. I should have shortened the sleeves, but as usual forgot and now I’ll say no worries it will last longer… hahah😉

La Folie - Beach Rowan Tee

La Folie - Beach Rowan Tee

La Folie - Beach Rowan Tee

The fabric is absolutely perfect for it, super soft and cozy, unfortunately this color isn’t available anymore but there’s still some left in black (here). You can get the Rowan Tee pattern here.

La Folie - Beach Rowan Tee

La Folie - Beach Rowan Tee

La Folie - Beach Rowan Tee

I think I should make one for me… heheh

La Folie - Beach Rowan Tee

La Folie - Beach Rowan Tee

Thanks for stoping by. Hugs.❤

Keeping the Groove with NOSH

La Folie - Groove Dress in NOSH Fantasia Collection 2016
I think the perfect start to this post is a series of OMG OMG OMG OHHH MY GOD, because this is just one of my favorite fabrics ever!!! NOSH just released the Fantasia collection and I have no words for how perfect the fabric I had the privilege to try first hand is. It’s so soft and has such a beautiful drape, absolutely delicious!!❤

Has soon as I saw the collection I had my heart set on this jersey in black (see it here), and I knew I had to make a Groove Dress for me, I was done with being jealous of my kids hahaha, seriously I was… And nothing better to make it in than beautiful organic jersey right?

La Folie - Groove Dress in NOSH Fantasia Collection 2016

The Groove Dress for Women’s from Madeit patterns is exactly as perfect as I was expecting, I want to make a million versions for me too, I think I must make a hooded one for winter.

La Folie - Groove Dress in NOSH Fantasia Collection 2016

I decided on the straight hem option with scoop neckline; I shortened the dress by 18cm because I’m short. Yes, I know it’s a surprise hahah. I always thought (and still do) you could tell by my photos that I’m not on the tall side and was quite surprised when a few of the girls I met on Sew Social mentioned they thought I was taller. I’m short and still trying to accept that my adolescent dreams of runway model heights didn’t come true; damn you mixed genes (my mom is 1,58cm and my dad is 1,82cm)!! Hahah I really like this length on the dress but I think I’ll try something a bit longer for my next one.

La Folie - Groove Dress in NOSH Fantasia Collection 2016

Gahh this fabric is absolutely my cup of tea!! I want to hoard it in all colors! Actually I just bought some more black because my sister loved this dress and asked for an identical one. Yes sisters in matching outfits never gets old hahahah! I also bought it in blue and I’m dreaming of pants.❤

La Folie - Groove Dress in NOSH Fantasia Collection 2016

I had some fabric left and I decided to make a Bento Tee from Liesl&Co, yes I know another one, but I just can’t say no to something I already know it will fit and most important for which I already have the pattern pieces ready to use. hehehe

La Folie - Groove Dress in NOSH Fantasia Collection 2016

And so I did a slightly hacked version, since I didn’t use the sleeve bands, and I added Groove Dress neckline instead of the original Bento Tee neckline. Love the result and this is my new favorite tee. (sorry for my creased skirt that should have been properly  ironed before these photos ahem…)

La Folie - Bento Tee in NOSH Fantasia Collection 2016

La Folie - Bento Tee in NOSH Fantasia Collection 2016

These photos were really though to get. I had asked my sweet husband to take some photos but I was still trying to sink in my 36th birthday and on that particular day I felt ancient hahahaha I know I know I’m not even 40 and already complaining… bahaha Seriously I rarely feel bad about birthdays because I really appreciate life but there’s always those days when one just doesn’t feel right you know? And so after seeing the result of that session I decided to give it another try. This time with a bit of help from my sweet daughter. We had so much fun just being silly that everything just “sounded” much better and though I’m still 36 already going on 37 hahaha I’m back on my usual happy about being alive self!😉

La Folie - Groove Dress in NOSH Fantasia Collection 2016

And how cool that my new dress looks great paired with my Morris Blazer?! Win!

Check out the New collection from NOSH here, they really are superb quality. You can find the Groove Dress pattern here and the Bento Tee pattern here.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Hugs.❤

Thanks a million NOSH for giving me the opportunity to try these first hand, it was a pleasure!!


All the fabrics I used for the items in this post were given to me by NOSH, but all the opinions are my own.