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Sewing Piping: A Fun & Easy Garment Detail

Adding piping in a seam is an easy way to give your finished…

Sewing DIY: The Continuous Bound Skirt Placket

I love having a skirt placket in my little one's dresses. They…

NEW RELEASE: Violet Dress & Top

Can you believe its already mid-July? Holy cow guys. This year…

Violet Flounce Dress & Top: Clear Elastic Tutorial

Today's post will show you how to prevent the seams of…

Box Pleat Hack of The Rose Bubble shorts: Tutorial

I really wanted to try to hack the new Rose Bubble Shorts…

NEW RELEASE: The Rose Bubble Shorts

It's been a busy summer here at BSD. Summertime is always my…

The Felicity Dress & Top: Maxi Version Hack

You asked for it and here it is! We worked to provide you a FREE…

NEW RELEASE: The Felicity Dress & Top

I love this design. It is perfect for Summer and I promise you,…

Sweet Lilly Sew-A-Long: Day 7 - Wrap Up!

OMG This was our first sew along and I am blown away with the…

Sewing DIY: Two Ways to Sew Spaghetti Straps

Nothing says warm weather like spaghetti straps.  They are small,…

Sewing Tucks: A New Way to Gather

Pin tucks & tucks are used in many garments as decorative…
skirt and ruffles

Sweet Lilly Sew-A-Long: Day 5 - Forming the Skirt & Ruffles

Day 5: Forming the Skirt and Ruffles Today is all about skirt…
skirt placket

Sweet Lilly Sew-A-Long: Day 4 - Skirt Placket

Day 4: Skirt Placket and Back Skirt TutorialYou will need…
sleeves construction

Sweet Lilly Sew-A-Long: Day 3 - Sleeve Construction

Day 3: Sleeve Construction  For this tutorial…
bodice construction

Sweet Lilly Sew-A-Long: Day 2 - Bodice Construction

Day 2: Front Bodice Construction  Welcome to Day 2 of our sew…
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Sweet Lilly Sew-A-Long: Day 1 - Gather Supplies

Introduction Welcome to the Sweet Lilly Pintuck dress sew along!…

Shirring: How to Do It Like a Pro

My Southern heart loves shirring.  There is something about…
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New Release: The Vintage Grace Flutter Dress

For those of you that are regular followers of my blog, you may…

NEW RELEASES: The Paradise Island Shift Dress + GIVEAWAY

Do you ever create something with so much meaning behind it…

Is that REALLY my size?

  "Whoa! Something must be wrong with your measurement…
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The Magic Way to Sew a Lined Sleeveless Garment - AKA the Burrito Method

This is one of my favorite techniques for sewing a lined, sleeveless…
How to Sew A Blind Hem in 5 Easy Step - Must Repin for Later!

How to Sew a Blind Hem in 5 Easy Steps

Blind hems are one of those things that look scary and aren't.…
Make your own mermaid inspired dress using heart transfer vinyl with this free download for the Silhouette vinyl cutter - This dress turned out so cute! Must repin for later!!

For The Love of Legends: Mermaid Wishes + BONUS Free Silhouette Cut File

When I saw that CraftingCon & Phat Quarters were hosting…
10 Mistakes Beginner Sewists Don't Know They Are Making

10 Mistakes Beginner Sewists Don't Know They Are Making

I would say a majority of the people that I talk to today are…
Birthday Blog Tour 2016-01

Birthday Blog Tour Wrap Up & Giveaway

I cannot believe a year has gone by since I launched BSD.  It's…

New Releases, Winter Coats, & Beautiful Dresses - Birthday Blog Tour - Day 5

It's Friday!  You know what that means?!?!  It's release day…

Country Inspiration, Perfect Pockets, & a Sneak Peek - Birthday Blog Tour - Day 4

We are winding down here at the end of the blog tour. If you…

Leggings with Flare, A Wool Jacket, Pintucks Galore - Birthday Blog Tour Day 3

Today is our official birthday!!  Bella Sunshine Designs has…

A Warm Coat, Bubble Skirt & Exposed Zipper - Birthday Blog Tour - Day 2

It's day two here on the birthday blog tour.  Did you enjoy…

Bella Sunshine Designs is Turning ONE! - Birthday Blog Tour - Day 1

Bella Sunshine Designs is Turning 1! It was a year ago this…
10 Things Only a Seamstress Can Understand - Man I can relate to a lot of these since I started sewing!

10 Things Only a Seamstress Can Understand

I never realized it, but apparently us creative types think…
Sell Clothes on Etsy

Sell Clothes on Etsy: Featured Boutique Lindley Lou's & GIVEAWAY

We started this series a couple weeks ago and it was a hit,…

DIY Tutorial: How to Make a Short Sleeve Shirt into a Long Sleeve Shirt

I'm a clearance shopper. I always love finding a good deal especially…
Holiday Heart Cutout Top PDF Sewing Pattern - Photo by Nicola Hebert

The Holiday Cutout Dress: Perfect for Valentine's Day Sewing

Holy cow you guys! It is almost February! Where did this month…

11 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make

My 3 year old has suddenly taken an interest in sewing. I got…

Sell Clothes on Etsy: Featured Boutique SANSAHASH & Giveaway

Unless you've been living under a creative rock, you've probably…
Serger book review

Sewing Book Review: The Complete Serger Handbook

While I've been sewing for decades, I'm pretty new to the serger…
15 Bad Sewing Habits You Need to Quit Doing

15 Bad Sewing Habits You Need To Quit Doing

Bad sewing habits. We all have them. I compiled a list of 15…

My goals for 2016 are as follows…

I have a confession.  I’ve never been one for New Year's…

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