Felicity Dress and Top by Bella Sunshine Designs

Bella Sunshine Designs recently released their Felicity Dress and Top.DSCN8302-2
This dress is perfect for the warm weather. The thin shoulder straps are dainty and allow your little one to soak up the sun’s rays. The pattern has a real twirl factor which my granddaughter LOVES!  DSCN8348-10There are so many options with this DSCN8337-11dress.  Dress with a hemline to hit right above the knee or thigh length top, elastic or shirred back bodice, tucked or gathered skirt, and with or without the optional botton ruffle.  Of course, my granddaughter wanted the extra ruffle with the gathered skirt.  Grandma didn’t want to fiddle with the elastic thread for shirring so I made it with the elastic.  Either way makes for easy fitting.  The whole dress is lined so there are no seams exposed to rub during the hot and sticky weather.  I just made this one from a quilting cotton that I had in my stash.

As with all the Bella Sunshine Designs Patterns, the instructions are very detailed and pictures help guide you through all the steps.  There are even links to posts on the blog to further help you understand and added tips and tricks if trying a new technique.  Also now there is a free PDF add-on to make a maxi dress!

This pattern comes in Sizes 6 months to Girls Size 12 and is for the Confident Beginner seamstress. Make sure you check out Bella Sunshine Designs for their Memorial Day Sale.DSCN8355-12

 

 

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Vintage Grace Flutter Dress by Bella Sunshine Designs

Bella Sunshine Designs recently launched their newest pattern the Vintage Grace Flutter Dress.  This little dress and top have a classic bodice with a skirt gathered at the natural waist.DSCN7911

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The bodice back has a low cut neckline fastened together with buttons and a placket.  This allows the dress or top to open fully for easy dressing.  Add some flutter sleeves and you have a dress or top for any occasion in the spring or summer.

 

 

 

 

The front bodice leads of ideas of embroidery, fussy cutting and all kinds of other embellishments.  Look at all the tester photos on the pattern page for other ideas!  The
entire bodice is lined to cover all those annoying seams that rub against the skin.DSCN7985

The flutters can be lined or use a rolled hem,  add a little lace for DSCN7987something a little fluttery!

This pattern is available in sizes 6 mo. to girls 12 and is appropriate for a confident beginner seamstress.  The instructions are very concise and detailed so you can follow along step by step and use some techniques that you might have never tried!

 

Stop over to Bella Sunshine Designs and get this sure to be wardrobe staple!