Sunday, September 21, 2014

Omni Tempore Review and Giveaway!

First of all this post is totally skipping the queue of all the things I have mentioned in my previous post but it's more exciting because it includes a pattern giveaway :-)

This pattern was originally real eased a wee while ago and at the time I contemplated requesting to test it but didn't have the time.  When a call went out for testers for the extra versions of it to be added to the pattern I jumped at the chance, not in part because it gave me a chance to test something for Mr A when Miss M seems to have been profiting far more of late.

So what is Omni Tempore by Sofilantjes?  Or maybe a better question is what isn't it?  There are now so many options in this pattern.  It is a perfect unisex top/tee/jumper all in one.  With options for short or long sleeves both either cuffed or hemmed, hem or bottom band, hood or shawl-type collar and with or without kangaroo style pocket the possibilities are virtually endless.

As we are coming into summer here I tested the short sleeves with bands, hood and pocket and the result was a winner all round.  The pattern runs from size 12m through to size 14, I made a straight 6 for Mr A with no mods and the fit is fantastic.

The only change I made to the pattern instructions is that I decided to bind the pocket openings rather than hemming them, that's just personal preference but the instructions for this aren't included in the pattern.

With such a wide size range and the fact that this pattern is completely unisex and can be used year round I can't think of any reason not to go buy it  :-)


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  1. It is such a great pattern! Love how the size goes up so high and there are heaps of options! Not often do you find a unisex pattern too!

  2. Awesome pattern Alison! I struggle to find one that goes beyond 10-12yrs for the lads so this would be perfect :D

  3. You did a great job, this hoodie is so gorgeous (the model too) and kids love to play hide and seek with this big hood!
    Hugs from Italy

  4. Love it! Thank you for testing. It was fun :-)

  5. A seems very pleased with his top. Love the cross over neck line.

  6. I love that it goes up to size 14, will still work for my boys for a few more years which is unusual; most patterns think boys stop growing at 10

  7. I love your version with the stripes, can't wait to try this pattern myself!

  8. my son would look so awesome in this shirt!