Monday 16 April 2018

Mila - PDF Pattern by Sansahash

Long time no see! It's been hectic in my house since before Christmas last year! I started university this year as a mature age student – full time – registered nursing! So, sewing has had to take a back seat!

But let me start off my blogging in 2018 with the newest pattern by Sansahash, the Mila dress! 

I'll keep this short and sweet, like the dress! With a retro feel this cute dress can have a pleated or gathered skirt, can be sewn in woven or knit. Regular or v back. Sleeveless with a knee length skirt – simply remove 1” from the height of the skirt piece if you prefer a vintage length like myself. 

Mila includes sizes 6 months to 12 years, complete with layered pattern pieces and grading instructions should you need to select a custom fit. My little lady needs a 12 month width with a 4 height!

We love a comfy knit dress in our household, so I've sewn two knit versions. 

Please note that the bodice of this dress is an earlier version and the finals don't cut so far in at the armhole/chest area. 
I hadn't actually thought of doing pleats in a knit fabric so I was pleased and surprised by the result! If you have trouble pressing your knit fabric, I highly recommend a starch spray to keep those curling edges in line!

Miss A adores this dress, not just because of the comfortable fit but because of this amazing fabric! Check out this custom knit from Fabric Trove! Love it too? Visit here: support me with this aff link! (affiliate link, you pay no extra!) 

I had run out fabric for the back, so substituted with this knit lace – it meant that i needed to cut two back pieces instead of the facing. An easy hack and rather effective!

Add a broach or belt to add some extra styling pizzazz

This hello kitty version has an added knit rosette, please see my blog post here on how to make one!

I love the casual, sportiness of Mila, an everyday wear dress that your little one will reach for time and again from her wardrobe!

A quick highly satisfying sew that your girl will actually want to wear! Get your copy here.

Until next time,