Lilah Top & Dress Sew-Along: Join Us

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Lilah Top & Dress Sew-Along

I am so in love with Lilah. The design is beautiful, comfy and a breeze to sew. If you haven’t sewn yours yet and are itching to make one or two for your little one to wear this summer or for the 4th of July, and need a boost, here’s the opportunity!

We are inviting you to join us in Lilah Top & Dress sew-along, starting, Wednesday, June 28th. We are very excited because this is our first sew-along. Yay!!!

Lilah Top & Dress pattern

Hopefully by now you have purchased your own copy of the pattern because you do need it for this sew-along, but if not, no worries because the Lilah Top & Dress pattern will be on sale through Friday, July 7th. And that is not all! There will be prizes at the end of the sew-along! Exciting right!

Join in the fun

Please join in the fun in our Facebook Pattern Group where you can see our prizes, schedule and interact and see other Lilah sew-along participants’s progress and finish garments. I’ll be there sewing both woven and knit versions for my daughter so she can wear them during our short vacation to the beautiful, hot island in Zanzibar :).

To help you get started, here are a couple of things that are helpful:

  • You need your child’s recent measurements for a perfect fit.
  • Choose the version you want to sew.
  • Choose the right fabric. Page 9 of the pattern tutorial will help you choose the right knit!
  • Choose the right size (s).
  • BLEND. (For example: My daughter is a 2 chest but a 5 length. To get a perfect fit, I blended the size of the chest measurement along with the size of the needed length measurement). Check Page 8 of the pattern tutorial to learn how to blend!
  • Print your pattern pieces. Be sure to use the Adobe “Layers” functionality to print out only the size (s) you need.  Page 5 of the pattern tutorial shows you how to do this. Also be sure to check the “Actual Size” or “Scale to 100%” option on your Print dialog before printing the pattern.
  • There is also instructions on how to arrange the tiles so you can tape the paper together in the right order. This can be found in Page 7.
  • No need to print the instructions.  I always just read using my computer or iPad.

Options

Two options are included in this pattern. Woven and Knit version! I plan to cover both in this sew-along.

Recommended Fabrics:

For woven version:

– Light to medium weight woven fabrics e.g cotton lawn, quilter’s cotton, voile, gingham, swiss dots, eyelet, rayon, to name a few.

– Lightweight to medium fusible interfacing for the button placket.

– 3 (3/8” (1 cm)) buttons.

For the knit version:

– 4-way stretch knit fabric with at least a 50% stretch but no more than 75% stretch. Recommended is a blend of at least 5% spandex/ lycra for good recovery. Avoid lightweight spandex/lycra and loose knits (they tend to stretch and sag and do not have a good recovery). Also avoid heavyweight knit for the skirt to avoid pulling of the bodice down.

– Clear elastic to stabilize the waistline.

– 3/8” strips of four-way stretch interfacing to stabilize the facing neckline (OPTIONAL).

That is all for now.

Hope to see you there! On June 28th we are taking off on the Lilah Top & Dress Sew-Along! Be sure to use the hashtag #lilahsewalong #lilahtop #lilahdress #sansahash . Don’t forget to tag us if using Instagram @sansahash. That way we can all find each other’s posts.

Happy sewing xxx

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