Did you see it? Videre * is the newest summer dress from Sofilantjes. Again a pattern with a lovely Latin name that makes us wonder why this pattern has been named this way. Videre means ‘to see’. If you didn’t study Latin in school, think of the word ‘video’ that is derived from this Latin word. Ok, enough language talk for now, this blog is about sewing.
Videre is a stylish summer dress with two options for the back: a simple back option, or a back option with an opening. The opening on the back has the shape of an eye, so perhaps that is why this name has been chosen.
I sewed three Videre dresses for Miss SieBe during the test, two with the open back, and one with the closed back. Before I applied to test this dress, I asked Miss SieBe if she liked the design and if so what her favorite option was. I didn’t expect it, but it was the open version. She was lucky that this version was assigned to me. But since I don’t like to sew the same thing over and over again, and I like some variation in her wardrobe, I also made the other version.
For the final version I sewed a matching Aura Bolero,* so she doesn’t have to wait until the summer before she can wear her Videre. That would have been too hard for her, because she loves it. After we took the pictures, she didn’t want to take it off, and the next day she wore this dress again. I think that says it all.
Oh, and if you think: I need this dress for myself also, well, that’s possible, because the pattern has released in adult sizes* too.
The Videre Dress release sale will run through June 1 00.00 CET (May 31, 6 pm CET). The pattern is available in three languages:
I hope you will enjoy the pattern and that the summer will give enough opportunities to wear this lovely dress! You are always welcome to follow me on Instagram (@siebesew), or to subscribe to my blog below!
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