Happy Blogiversary to Me!

Blogiversary Dance

Yup, Tanit-Isis Sews is TWO! Oof. Two years ago today, I introduced myself to the blogging world. And I just chugged past my 400th post last week.

Now, it’s a common practice to commemorate a blogiversary with giveaways, but that would require actually, y’know, mailing stuff. Which gives me Issues. And I feel really, really bad about it because I LOVE winning giveaways and have gotten some really kick-ass stuff that way, and it’s horrifically selfish to receive and not reciprocate. In an attempt to assuage the guilt, allow me to attempt to reciprocate electronically: may I present, for your (I hope) enjoyment, another Tanit-Isis Pattern: the Ariadne Tunic!

Front view

Inspired by my favourite RTW top, it’s taken me quite a few tweaks to get this tunic to wearable. You can see my first attempt, last spring, which was too short, among other issues. My next version was way too long. Now, finally, I think I’ve (close to) nailed it. I’ve also made the flutter sleeves in the pattern a wee bit longer than in this version, as I thought they were a bit short.

(sizing table)

Back View

The pattern is available in five sizes, XS-XL, for busts 82-106 cm (that’s like 31″ to 42″), and is pretty easy-fitting. It’s designed for thin, drapey knits with 4-way stretch. Y’know, the kind that are really, really annoying to sew with? Yeah.

Click on image to see pattern page and download the pattern!

Please enjoy. And thank you all so much for reading. This has been (and will continue to be) a really hectic year in my life, and sewing is both a welcome distraction and a refuge. While I feel quite a bit lately like my head isn’t quite in the game—lots of low-thought projects—I still really enjoy the opportunity to blog, even if it’s not as frequently as I used to. And I really, really, really appreciate everyone who comments (and everyone else who just stops by for a peek). This wouldn’t be nearly as much fun without you. Thank you.

(erm, and please let me know if any of the links aren’t working or if you have any trouble downloading the pattern—I’m trying to organize things a bit differently this time, so hopefully everything works!)

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45 responses to “Happy Blogiversary to Me!

  1. Happy Blogiversary! Thank you for the pattern. Great top!
    Nice blogiversary dance. Can you believe this weather in March?!

  2. Now there is a reason to celebrate!

    What a great pattern. And I bought some drapy 4x knits recently… some bamboo that feels so soft it should be pj’s but I want people to see it.

    And don’t feel too bad about the mail-fail. I have a box of stuff for my brother I’ve been intending to mail for 4 weeks. By the time the cowls get to him winter will be over even in the NWT.

    • I would love to see if you did something with this :D. I’m such a sucker for those drapey 4-way stretch knits… they drive me nuts to sew with, but they look so great when it’s done!

  3. Many happy returns! Great top. And a very generous giveaway. Thanks Tanitisis ! :-)

  4. Oh hurray! Happy Blogday! Instead of just one winner, everybody wins! That’s a good tradeoff in my book!

  5. Happy Blogiversary! I’m so glad your here giving us great patterns an sewing inspiration. hey, if it wasn’t for you, i wouldn’t have ever made my own jeans!

  6. Happy 2nd Blogiversary Lady!!!
    Awesomeness re: the pattern! I’ve even Pinned it here http://pinterest.com/pin/154318724701650047/ :)

  7. happy blogginhappiness!

    i think you’ve definitely reciprocated (says the gal with a package still waiting for you). that pattern is sa-weet!

  8. Happy Bloggiversay & many bloggy returns!
    That top is awesome – & you are just so clever.

  9. Very cool! And I hope you have a happy blogiversary, however you spell it. :-)

  10. That’s cute. Thank you!

  11. Happy happy blogiversary!

  12. Happy bloggy to you, happy bloggy to you, happy bloggy to you-u,
    happy bloggy toooo youuuuu :o))

    and thank you muchly for the fab top. I might have to make one up in merino, just because I can’t help myself, and perhaps one in gorgeous modal! :o))

  13. Happy Blogiversary! And well done on the top! It’s so great – I love the keyhole in the back!

  14. Amy

    Happy blogiversary! Great top–I love how long it is. I’ve got plans to stack up on knit tops for the summer so I might give it a go. And don’t feel bad–I really stink at mailing too, even to my family. It’s something about the line in the post office, I don’t know. (The guilt of this normally sets in around Christmas… I still have unmailed packages sitting on my counter!)

  15. Happy Blogaversary! I also started blogging two years ago this month! Love the top– it looks fabulous!

  16. Happy b-versary. Blog ate my last comments. Here’s hoping this works…

  17. Wooohoo! I was taking a break and read this- now I want to drop everything and sew… Very cool, look forward to trying it out. :)

  18. AND- I love love love the back interest. :)

  19. Congratulations on your blogiversary and many happy returns!

  20. Happy Blogiversary! Love reading your blog even I don’t comment vrey often, that’s just me being lazy!!

    Thanks for the lovely pattern. Will definitely give this a try!

  21. LinB

    Gratu-conlations! We’re so glad you’re still plugging away at this delightful blog.

  22. Simona

    Many happy returns! Waw, that’s a long time.
    I love your style and all the stuff you make.

  23. Happy Blogiversary!!! I enjoy your blog so very much. And I love this top! I hope to give the pattern a try soon!

  24. Rosie

    I’m late for the party but better late than never. Happy Blogiversary!

  25. Happy Second Blogiversary! Thanks for the pattern, it looks the perfect project for a sewing boost.

  26. Happy Blogiversary! I think I’ve been reading you for over a year now, since I seem to remember your first… I’ve been off on my own little hiatus, but had to check in to comment on the adorable tunic! You have amazing pattern drafting skills.

  27. Congratulations on two years! Very cute pattern and super generous to share it with everyone. Best wishes going forward!

  28. Happy Blogiversary! :)

  29. Happy Blogiversary! What a cute top to share with us, too. Thanks so much! I’ll print off a copy this week to try out!

  30. late to the party, but I come bearing treats! (well, imaginary ones, but pretend you’ve been offered tasty brownies.)

    Happy Blogoversary! I love reading about your work.

  31. Happy second birthday, Tanit-Isis Sews! Thanks for the pattern; it looks an awful lot like my favorite top that, unfortunately, I can’t wear out of the house anymore because of a large oil stain right over the bellybutton…*runs off to check the knit stash*

    Your blog is one of the first I started reading, and I find it so inspiring. Thank you for taking the time to write, and also for taking the time to give me all sorts of helpful tips!

  32. I’m sort of late to ALL the parties recently (I’ll get back on track one of these days, soon….yeah….I will……)

    But I’ll just pretend that a late HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY wish sounds louder – it’s certainly as heartfelt as all the others. Love your blog, so here’s to a third & beyond…..

  33. Congrats on the milestone! And what a great pattern–it looks like a winner!

  34. Happy blogiversary! Thanks so much for a lovely pattern – and another excuse to go buy more fabric ;)

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  38. Chelsea

    Happy Blogiversary! Cannot wait to try this pattern. Thank you!

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