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,