So this week, I had a fun opportunity to participate in a pattern test for Sansahash Designs where the fabric for the test was provided by So Sew English Fabrics. The latest pattern by Mgeni, the designer at the newly started Sansahash Designs is the Lilah Top and Dress.


It is a simple empire waisted dress that is designed to be made in both knit and woven fabric. The woven version has a front button down bodice with placket for easy wearability. The back bodice has a racerback neckline that is going to be perfect for summers. Both versions are fully lined.


My dress wearing princess has just started bicycling, and with what persistence! It looks like we might be getting rid of the training wheels sooner than we thought. In lieu of her new hobby, i figured i’ll make a top version to wear over jeans and leggings for when she goes biking (lol)

I used a really sturdy stretchy ponte knit for the bodice and a cotton jersey (doodles collection from Joanns) for the skirt version.

She was not keen on pictures that day, but we managed to get a few shots.


Here’s the dress version of the Lilah! This floral french terry that I received from So Sew English Fabrics has the perfect drape and stretch for this pattern. I love the vintage feel of the muted blue and coral colors in this fabric.


It’s a dress with lots of fabric and lots of twirl! Need I say more? She loves it! She actually loves everything I make for her (wonder how long this phase will last). The instructions to construct this garment are well explained and illustrated. Because it’s fully lined, the neckline and armholes are cleanly finished with no itchy raw edges inside. The fully gathered skirt is stabilized by clear elastic and it really helps in keeping the waistline seam straight with no sagging or pulling (the pattern includes instructions on how to attach it)

The Lilah Top and Dress pattern is layered and comes in sizes 6m to 12 years. It is currently on sale for only $6.00 until tomorrow May 5th 8am MST after which it will be available for $6.50 until Tuesday, May 9th.

You can join the Sansahash Designs Facebook group here for all the scoop on new patterns and sale information or if you just need some help or motivation to get started on your Sansahash patterns 🙂

Happy Sewing!!!


9 thoughts on “Lilah Top and Dress – Pattern Test for Sansahash Designs

  1. I didn’t recognize the designer name, and then I saw that you said “just started” – lovely pattern, I’m sure the designer will be super successful!


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