Bella Sunshine Designs recently released their Felicity Dress and Top.
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! There are so many options with this dress. 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.