I have a gorgeous sparkly Shandiin tunic to share with you today! Back in April I had an amazing trip to Paris to meet several other sewing bloggers (you can read more here). We had some very generous sponsors for that trip, including many pattern companies. Today we are all sharing something we made with one of those patterns – you can see some sneak peeks of what the others have made further down the post. I also have a giveaway – one lucky winner will win a pattern of their choice from LouBeeClothing (you can enter at the bottom of this post). It’s a pretty tough decision to choose just one though!
I chose to make the Shandiin tank and tunic pattern by LouBeeClothing. I’ve wanted to make one since Sarah first released it but didn’t really have a reason until now. The pattern comes in sizes 12-18 months up to 8 years. I took the sensible option of making my first one in the smallest size as a gift. Now I’ve made one though I think it would be so cute in newborn size for my summer baby, so you will probably see more in future.
The Shandiin is a great basic tank/tunic pattern with a difference – the open back design really elevates it to a more special top. There are other features in the pattern that I really appreciate, such as hem facings and the option for a button up front. It’s well designed and was a quick sew that came together very easily. I was able to use some gold bias binding that I purchased from Anna Ka Bazaar in Paris, to highlight the gold in the main Cotton + Steel fabric I used. The contrast is a herringbone chambray from Robert Kaufman. I also used gold bias for the hem facing.
Overall, I love it and had to get some cute gold shoes to complete the look. You can see what everyone else made in the photos below – click on each one to be taken directly to their blog posts. I can’t wait to have a closer look at all of them. All of these ladies have a giveaway for the pattern designer they chose too.
So do you want to win one of Sarah’s patterns? All you have to do is enter using the options below. The more options you select the better your chance of winning. The giveaway is open until the 10th of July and the winner will be announced after that date. Good luck everyone!
love this pattern, thanks for the tip !
I’d probably pick the Shandiin Tank & Tunic. I love your version!
Such a cute outfit. It really has to look pretty with a little girl in it 🙂
I would pick the Shandiin tank and tunic ! Love this inspiration!
Oh this is soooo cute! I love the gold! Will be adorable on a new toddler. I have a couple of Sarah’s patterns already but not the Shandiin! I’d pick it for Em – seems like the perfect tree climbing tank.
i don’t know yet which pattern i would choose, i like most of the patterns!
I’d love the Sandini! Thanks 🙂
Ow, such a cute and stylish outfit! Your little girl will really shine in it!
I would pick Shandiin. Such a cute pattern. Love it!
I would get the Doli tank since I already have the shandin
Gahh why do we have to choose?? I like them all! 😀 But i´m sold by your Shandiin version!
I would choose the Shandiin, it’s one I’ve wanted to sew for a very long time. yours is beautiful!
Golly I don’t even know… Sew all the things!
What a lovely gift!! I love all the Lou Bee Clothing patterns — the only one I don’t own (yet!) is the Doli Tank!
Shandiin is beautifull. Like the Bimaa sweater too.
What a gorgeous outfit! Love love love your fabric choices. I made my first Shandiin as a tunic last summer and R has been asking for a dress version ever since. I’d better be a good mama and sew her one closer to our summer!
This is such a nice oufit. The gold piping is the perfect detail on the top!
I love the Shadiin and so do my kids. I am reaally happy the ones I made last year still fit! But I might have to make a couple more for the hot portuguese summer days…
Love love this pattern! Not sure I can wait to see if I win or not lol!
The gold binding is fantastic!
I’d like to win the bimaa sweater. Thanks for the chance!
I’d definitely choose the Shandiin. I love your choice of fabrics and the gold bias tape is perfect!
Oh Laura, that is soooo pretty! Love everything about the outfit!
I don’t know which I would choose! Maybe the Doli tank!
I’ve had the Shandiin pattern in my cart for a couple of months so I would love to win it!! Your gold, sparkly version is gorgeous!
I’ve been eyeing the Shandiin but haven’t given in yet. Thanks for the giveaway!