Anita was so happy with the new outfits I made her and on our way out to take photos she said it was so amazing that everything I make her fits perfectly. I couldn’t help not to laugh and told her about all the adjustments I do to make it so, usually grading each pattern between 3 and 4 sizes. I guess I’m spoiling her with custom made clothes, haha! Want to see her new clothes?
You are in for a treat, because do you see those leggings? They are completely free! It’s the first free pattern by Sansahash, The Niva I don’t know what the word means but it sure rimes perfectly with diva also known as my youngest daughter, hahaha. If you click that link you will see that the pattern isn’t totally free – WHAT! Be patient I will tell you how to avoid paying for it. I just want to keep you around here for a little bit longer. I guess you could scroll down very fast to get to the important information, well that’s your choice, wink wink! Now I’m just rambling so lets get on with it.
Like I told Anita I usually blend between sizes for her and for the Niva I used waist size 3, hips between sizes 5 and 6 and length size 9. For reference she is 7 years old, so imagine how hard it is to find her store bought clothes that fit her perfectly, specially pants. Until this Christmas she has never owned a store bought pair of leggings/pants that fit her, surprisingly she got a pair from Justice from her cousins in size 8 that were perfect on her. I was and still am totally amazed!
The Niva has a yoga waistband, which makes them super comfy, super fast to sew and there is no elastic to measure and deal with. In this photo you see the yoga waistband, I was experimenting with tops for her to wear and cut this Nilah hack of mine a little too short for my liking. Does the diva approve – heck yeah, I’m in for so much trouble!
It’s hard to see but I topstitched the leggings with yellow thread to get some contrast and for her top I dropped the lining and added a neckband and cuffs, hemming knits is not my favourite!
Did you really think I only made her one pair? Hahaha! I found some more leftovers in my stash and looking through my previous blog posts I found out that this fabric is also from 2016 and from stoff og stil, I said it was stretch twill in my old blog post, so that’s probably so.
I was more successful on my hacks for the Harmania. I wanted it tunic length and to not be to fitted on her, so I made size 9 but the hem length about size 5 and curved the front hemline upwards to get the high-low look. The fabric I used for the first Harmania tunic in this post was from So Sew English Fabrics, it is amazingly soft! The other one is stretch chenille from Stoff og Stil.
Jippi – you made it this far! Now, let’s get to the important stuff – how do you get The Niva for FREE? It’s actually very easy! You just need to either subscribe to the Sansahash newsletter or join the Sansahash Sh-ew & Tell Group on Facebook and you will find a special code in the announcement section. I have one more surprise for those of you who made it this far in my very long blog post, cause you deserve all the love! If you like my Harmania and want your own copy of the pattern for FREE as well, you should check out my Instagram – if you haven’t had enough of me already, that is! I get to give away one copy of the pattern. Check it out if you are feeling lucky!