Lovely Amba

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Sansahash* has released a new pattern: the Amba dress and top. I tested the top and fell in love with this beautiful design! The pattern is designed for woven fabrics, features a square neckline, a gathered skirt, and ruffles over the shoulders from the front to the back. In the back, it closes with a button, snap, or with ties.

I am not so experienced with wovens, so it was at times challenging to me. Especially, I have to get used to the fraying of woven fabrics. As I like to learn new things, this was a great chance to become more familiar with sewing wovens! Although there were other closings possible, and I was tempted to use snaps on these, I decided to make my very first buttonhole! And guess what? I like it so much that I want to make many more!

My first buttonhole

I made a matching pair of Imari shorts with the Amba top. The Imari shorts is another lovely pattern of Sansahash and can be made as flat-styled or bubble shorts, of which I chose the latter option. I decorated the pockets on the back with hearts. Another nice detail is the button in the front, that allowed me to practice the buttonhole again.

The Amba pdf pattern comes with everything you need. The instructions have detailed descriptions and illustrations of all the steps you have to take. So even if you are not so much experienced in sewing with woven fabrics, like me, you will definitely be able to make it. What I especially like about the instructions of the Amba and the way the pattern is drafted, is that it is fairly easy and straightforward to blend sizes. Being able to ‘make to measure’ is one of the biggest advantages of sewing your own clothes. I had to use three different sizes for chest, waist, and length for my top.

If you like the pattern as much as I do, you can purchase it on the website of Sansahash* in English* or Dutch* (click on the language of preference for the link). It comes in sizes 6m-12y and is now (on the moment I am writing this blog post) in the release sale. The Imari shorts are also on sale, because they match so well with the Amba top, and are also available in English* and Dutch*.

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2 thoughts on “Lovely Amba

    1. Dank je wel! Het was denk ik vooral te merken aan de tijd die ik ervoor nodig had, maar ik ben ook erg blij met het resultaat.


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