Mama Leilani

The Mama Leilani a pattern by Peach Patterns just hit the shelves.

By Dagbjørt

The pattern is designed for light weight woven fabrics with good drape.  There are several options included.  You can make a top, a knee length dress or a dress with high-low hem 3/4 length.  You can do a single or double ruffle overlay.  For the straps you can make straps you tie together or you can make adjustable straps.

By Dagbjørt

For my first one I did the top version with a single ruffle overlay.  I used Rayon Challis fabric I bought from the Imagine Gnats Store.  I wanted to try making adjustable straps since I have never done that before and luckily Stoff og Stil had the right size in stock.  It was not at all hard to make and the pattern includes a full photo tutorial on how to make them so its easy peasy.

By Dagbjørt

The top itself is also a fast and easy sew so its perfect if you need a new top or a dress and don’t have a lot of time.  The thing that takes the most time is controlling your light weight fabric while cutting it.

By Dagbjørt

As I had to go to Stoff og Stil for the hardware for the shoulder straps I picked up some more rayon fabric to make the dress version.  I graded out at the hips and I think maybe I did a little to much so I used a belt to clarify my waistline.

By Dagbjørt

This is the high-low hem and also with a single ruffle and adjustable straps.

By Dagbjørt

It was a windy day so I was busy trying to hold everything in place, lol.  I guess I wont be using the top or the dress much outside for the next months.  Maybe this will be my Christmas dress, that would be nice to check off one item of the too do list.  Otherwise these are great summer garments and they are cute layered with a nice blazer for example.

The Mama Leilani is on sale for $8.00 and you can also get the bundle with the little girls version for $12.00





Author: bydagbjort

I'm a mom to four fantastic kids, three boys and a girl. To teenagers and to toddlers so never a dull moment in our household :) We are from Iceland but have been living in Norway since 2001. I have a newfound passion for sewing. My hubby travels a lot for work and I needed something to do at night when the little ones are a sleep because suddenly my teenage boys would rather hang with their friends or play on their pc's than be with me - why is beyond my imagination :) Thanks to Pinterest I found some amazing sewing bloggers, whom I've been stalking, and realized that I could dig out my sewing machine and start sewing. Now it's all I think about. I've been hoarding pdf patterns and learning from all the amazing tutorials that are out there. I've decided to try out this blogging thing as well to document my sewing journey. We'll see how it goes! Thanks for stopping by, I would love it if you would leave me a comment! XOXO Dagbjört

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