Final hours: the Marie, Charlotte, and Sophia patterns, and the combined pack with all three, are on sale until 11:59pm tonight, NZ Time – don’t miss out!
The Sophia testers were just as fantastic and helpful as the Marie and Charlotte test groups. In some ways they had the biggest job: the biggest mantles, and a bunch of techniques that aren’t in the other two patterns, because the Sophia is the most unique in construction.
Sewlateadoe said that she wanted to make a Sophia with fur trim when she applied to test the mantle patterns, and I was so excited by the idea! As you can see, her version does not disappoint!
That pink lining!!! The contrast of the white fur and black outer! The way it all falls and hangs!
It’s utterly, delightfully decadent.
Sewlateadoe made her Sophia in Small.
For a quite different, but equally gorgeous, take on the Sophia, we have Loran’s modern and minimalist (if it’s remotely possible for the Sophia to be minimalist!) version in the most gorgeous peacock blue taffeta, with a lining in black.
It’s so dramatic! It’s so divine!
Her daughter calls this her ‘magic fairy cape’, and she is not wrong!
Loran made a Large.
As we saw from the mantle inspiration posts, there are a lot of examples 18th century mantles in silks with small scattered floral patterns. Kate chose a similar fabric for her mantle lining, and it just makes this mantle so special!
Her outer is a fine worsted wool, interlined with a midweight woollen wool (the pattern includes instructions on an optional interlining, for maximum coziness), and then lined with her beautiful silk.
The effect is both lush and restrained. So beautiful! I can absolutely imagine this in a film!
Kate made a Medium
I’m not sure I need to say anything at all about Emily’s beautiful Sophia, because her photos do all the talking:
Is that not late 18th century winter wear personified! The classic red with black lining is just so iconic! And so delightfully cheerful!
She says “The mantle will keep you warm and dry, plus the hood is ample enough for your hair to be full of secrets.” 🤣 Love it!
Emily made her Sophia in Extra Large.
A huge, huge thank you to all the testers! You really helped make these awesome patterns, and you were awesome to work with 💛