Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Sansa and Lala

The post's title sounds like a musical duo, but the Sansa* and Lala* are actually two patterns of Bella Sunshine Designs *which are both designed by her. The Lala was released last week, and is a peasant style shirt, tunic or dress. The Sansa, I tested a few months ago, but did not have time to blog it yet. The release of the Lala made the combination of these two patterns a lovely blog post, although they are not intended for the same kid.

I love peasant style clothes on my kids, this upcycle is still one of my most favorite sews or my youngest. You get the prettiest result with a drapey fabric and the See You At Six fabric that I have been showing you a few times here already, is just perfect for such sews. After sewing this dress for myself, I was left with four small pieces (the ones that were under my arms). I could not bring myself to throw them away, so they went onto the scrap pile. With an extra seam in both in the front and back middle, these four pieces where the perfect base for the dress. Due to the gatherings, the seam is almost invisible. The sleeves were cut from another rayon scrap.

The Lala has an oversized look, so when my kids saw the finished garment, they were guessing who would be the receiver. The funny thing is that it actually fits my eldest as a shirt! This means that this super versatile garment will for sure go with us on the summer holidays. I love having wardrobe options, especially in fabrics that dry quickly. My youngest daughter will apparently be able to wear this item for years, talk about a satisfying sew!

I really have a weak spot for flare pants. I know I am not from the time they originate from, but when I was a teenager they were also cool for a while. My middle one always wear leggings, so these pants are a nice chance in style while retaining the same level of comfort.

The Lala is still on sale until Wednesday for $5.50 in the Bella Sunshine Web shop*. Feel free to leave a comment in the language you prefer (although Google translate might have to assist me if you choose something different than English, German, Dutch or Hungarian). If you buy anything through my affiliate links (*), I get a small commission (the price stays the same for you), I am very grateful for everything that feeds my fabric addiction.


  1. I love little flare pants on kids! Very cute on her!

    1. I really like it is less "legging" more trousers.

  2. Oooh ik hou ook zo van wijde pijpen. Ze zijn weer terug! Woohoo! Zowel ik en mijn meiden hebben al een paar :)