Saturday, April 15, 2017

Kamaria top, dress and sunsuit

The woman who designed these dresses and these trousers has started her own pattern label and today I am showing you the first pattern released under Sansahash. With the Kamaria pattern you can sew a sunsuit, a dress and a top and you can have them with gathered waist or paperbag waist, so a pattern with many possibilities.

All variations in the pattern have the front pleat with a subtle V neckline and neck straps. During testing I sewed two sunsuits and a top. As usual, let's start with the  one I sewed last, the garment sewed with the final pattern, this blue with white flowers. This last version I made is without pockets, but the sunsuit has pockets that are perfect for color block, in the first sunsuit I did put pockets, but I did not use a contrasting fabric for them.

The pattern includes instructions how to make woven straps the easy way, so no pulling though a very small tube. For the top I used alternative straps, I used my crochet yarn to make a cord. The Soft Cactus remnant from making this dress was the perfect canvas for this quick sew. The pattern includes a dress option, one with elastic in the waist like the sunsuit. Simply lengthening the top pattern piece would also give a very nice dress I think.

For the first sunsuit that I sewed, I used two of my most treasured scraps, I still have a weak spot for gold elements. My daughter apparently had a growth spurt the last weeks because she turned out to be 2 centimeter taller than the last time I measured. This first version is therefore a size smaller than I should have used, and the pattern got lengthened during testing, so the trouser part of this version are much shorter than the final version. The pattern instructs you to first make the trousers and than sew it to the top. So, with just a little bit of creativity you can use this pattern to make a stand-alone bubble shorts.

So, besides the versions that I showed you, the pattern also includes instructions on the earlier mentioned dress option, a snap crotch and versions with a paper bag ruffle in the waist. The pattern is on sale for just $5 dollar up until Easter Sunday, so if you are still wondering how to spend that day, this is a nice filler.


  1. supermooi!! Ik zag hier al een paar mooie versies van, maar nu doe je me, samen met Davina, toch overstag gaan ;-) zo een ideaal zomertopje!!

  2. Mooi, leuk simpel patroon voor katoentjes, wat ik wel eens mis...Helaas lees ik t nu pas en is de korting voorbij, haha

  3. Heel erg leuk geworden ook :)
    Ideaal voor de zomer