Welcome to my stop on the Sansahash 2018 Summer Blog Tour! (It's winter here in Australia.....but lets just overlook that for a moment, same diff!)
Please make sure you scroll ALL the way to them bottom for your chance to WIN a Sansahash pattern of choice!
Such a pleasure it is to sew and share some of Mgeni's beautiful, modern, yet very feminine patterns! Now, I have done a couple of blog tours and I'm still left wondering if I'm doing it right?! But for the most part I'm just going to bombard you with photos......as they speak a universal language.
I selected to sew "Lana" as my feature. My version has subtle changes made......a hi-lo hem and a deep scoop back - yes......I will share my secrets (well, they're not really secrets....but I'll share! hehe)
The Lana pattern comes with sizes 6 months to 12 years included and layered pattern pieces for ease of grading and/or printing only select sizes.
This knit pattern includes an amazing full circle skirt for excellent twirl - and lets face it - twirl matters!
To make a hi-lo hem on your Lana just like I have, you will need to visit the Sansahash Blog HERE to see how it's done (I promise it is all rather easy!)
The Lana pattern has a scooped back and ties just below the neck as per my version here, although I wanted to lower that backline further (I believe in sunscreen, lots and lots of sunscreen!)
So if you would like to emulate, please visit my earlier blog post HERE to see how this is done, the same alterations I made to the Nilah back pattern piece apply
I just love how dramatic the hi-lo hem is, add pom-pom trim and you will have a very delighted 4yr old! (The original pattern has a beautiful rolled hem ruffle, I omitted this so I could add in the pom-poms.)
Lana comes with 4 sleeve options, sleeveless, short puff (like mine), 3/4 length and long.
Lana is a quick sew, and if you're unsure about sewing with knit, then keep your friends close....and by friends I mean your iron and starch spray!!
Steam is your friend! Any warping or stretching, blast that infraction with a heap of steam!! You don't even need to press directly, just hold your iron just above the offending area.
Starch is ultra useful when it comes to making binding, it helps the binding press without curling up.
Curious about our backdrop? I know I love seeing photos of all different corners of our globe!
The afternoon of our little shoot we met with friends and family at the new Optus Stadium in Perth, Western Australia.
This is the current construction of a new bridge just near the stadium - apparently people will be able to scale it for a price!! (I think I'll stick to the footpath!)
|Optus Stadium - in all it's birds nest-esk glory!|
Lana is a great sew, with stunning results, so if you would like to get your copy at 40% off, please head on over to the Sansahash shop.
But WAIT! There's more!
Just quickly, another Lana hack! I sewed up this Lana romper hack using the Sansahash Lana pattern top bodice and Ellie & Mac's "Hip, Hop, Romper" for the bottom section.
Miss A and I love the results!! A comfy romper with pockets that simply pulls down for bathroom breaks (if your child is still little, they may need help with the ties.)
You'll need to apply the deep scoop hack for the this mod - so your child can easily slip the romper on and off from the neckline.
|Long sleeves are included in the Lana pattern|
Lastly....and the GIVE AWAY!
Did I mention how much I love sewing Sansashash patterns? No? You can't tell?! Well, I do! And this top - from the Zahara pattern is now another favourite of ours! This one is for those who don't enjoy sewing with knit!
I adore the sharp lines and the invisible zip closure, not to mention it is a fully lined garment! Perfect for casual neat wear or to sew up that special glamorous party dress! My only mod is the bias binding finish (instead of a standard hem.)
I will mention now, for this pattern, it is important that you measure your child well! This avoids gaping and allows for some movement without being tight.
To win, to WIN!
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BUT WAIT! There's more!
Everyone is a winner with 40% off SITE WIDE at Sansahash until the 14th of June 2018.
Please sewing friends, go now and check out the other amazing Sansahash sews by the other, very talented seamstresses on the tour!
PLUS!! By visiting, there are even more chances to win!! EVERY blogger is giving away 1 pattern!!That's 31 FREE patterns!! PLUS! Visit Sansahash's Instragram for more prizes!
A big thank you goes out to Mgeni for allowing me to share these beautiful sews with you. Thank you for stopping by and happy sewing!
~ Zoe ~
Sansahash Summer Blog Tour 2018!