Today I am very excited to introduce you to my latest sewing pattern for girls – Zara!! For the past month I have been drafting, sewing, drawing, writing and with my team of testers, the pattern is now ready to sew! Let me tell you a bit about Zara…The Zara dress is an easy wearing and feminine silhoutte that suits light weight woven or knit fabrics (YAY!). The Zara pattern offers a scooped front waistline to create a high-low hem, or a regular drop waist hem.  Ruffles can be added to the front bodice.  The skirt is gathered and falls nicely from the relaxed fitting bodice. Gathered short or long sleeves are possible – both finished with an elastic hem, or the dress can be made sleeveless­.  The back closes with a button and loop and the neckline is finished with a bias hem.  Perfect for any age and season.  Zara is also the perfect pattern for beginner sewists!

You can buy the Zara pattern in English and Dutch from the sewpony shop.  Use the code ZARAENGLISH or ZARADUTCH to receive 20% off until this Friday 15th November (11.59pm Melbourne time). Don’t forget to check out the hashtag #zaradresspattern to see some inspiring makes this week made by my testers and some sewing friends!! Over on my Instagram release post you can comment for a chance to win a copy of the Zara pattern and £50 voucher from Minerva!! They stock an amazing range of fabrics perfect to make a Zara dress or two!!

These two Zara dresses are made from rayon.  The drape of rayon make it the perfect substrate for this design.  Flowy and pretty! Both fabrics are animal prints from Spotlight. Both of these dresses feature the high low hem.  Isabella’s features the long sleeved gathered sleeves, while Juliette’s features the short gathered sleeves with bodice ruffles. 

The Zara pattern comes with a little template to create your own hair ties to match from your off cuts! My girls love theirs.