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Sew Different Mahal Dress

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Buy the Mahal Dress sewing pattern from Sew Different. The Mahal Dress is a loose and floaty midi length with gathered side panels. It has a square neckline with inset sleeves, and the cuffs are gathered to echo the side gathers. There is a single through pocket integrated into the front panel seams. It slips on over the head with no need for a zip.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following format:

– PAPER (next working day dispatch on orders and FREE UK delivery over £50)

Suggested fabrics: Lightweight cotton, viscose, rayon, lightweight linen.

Fabric requirements: 

110 cm wide fabric: All in one fabric, 4.25 m // In two fabrics as shown, 1.25 m of Fabric A + 2.5 m of Fabric B (includes back).

150 cm wide fabric: All in one fabric, 3 m // In two fabrics as shown, 1 m of Fabric A + 2.5 m of Fabric B (includes back).

Sizing: UK 8 – 26. Please check the designer’s finished garment measurements.

Notions: 0.25 m of iron-on interfacing.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
judith evans
really great dress

I used a 3m remnant of a striking lady Mcelroy fabric. The pattern allows the print to shine, and you can squeeze a swishy dress from 3m. (though one cuff had to be upside. I did add 7cm to length as well, so had to go without the kangaroo pocket. It's a loose dress but shoulders and bust are more standard so I used my bust measurement. I like the neck and shoulder fit.
I love the sleeve design and the side panels.
Everything went together very well and I found instructions easy to follow. I will make this again and use liberty remnants to make a two colour version.

Cathy Want
Confusing and complicated

I really loved the look of this dress and spent more than I usually would on some lovely cotton lawn to make it in.

I found the instructions to be really confusing and if I hadn't spotted it would have ended up with a lot of raw edges (had to hand hem some of them as they were already sewn in to seams when I realised.) The instructions only starts to tell you to finish edges off properly half way through.

I have no idea why the pocket is like it is - really fiddly and makes me feel like some kind of marsupial.

I've not quite finished it yet - still the hem to do and the sleeve facings which I think are very strange and are just tucked up in to the sleeve and stitched in the ditch along one edge so I think I might just cut them short and hem or use as a cuff or they are just going to be flapping about loose inside the sleeve.

The pattern has 'pivot points' which you have to mark, I did this with tailor tacks but would have had little idea of how to mark them if I hadn't used those before.

I am a confident sewist but I  have not enjoyed this make at all.