Holiday Sewing~ Sahara for the Holidays

No matter the religion, the holidays are filled with joy and are a reason to celebrate. Many of us sew up a whole lot of cute for our littles to wear for various celebrations, but what happens when we run short on time? Holiday sewing can be stressful. We all know that. And holidays are looming (or already here in some cases). So what do you do when you need a dress fast? Why not try Sahara? And I'll tell you why...

Holiday Sewing~ Sahara for the Holidays

Sahara is cute, fun, easy, and a pretty quick sew! Plus, it's versatile with its different sleeve and skirt lengths. And you can make it so different by fabric choice alone. for example:

Cute and Sweet

You can go full out cutesy and themed with the right fabric (the skirt panel for this happened to be sold by Smoogie Fabric and Designs). I love the story the skirt tells here. And how perfectly the bodice colors and stripes fit the theme!

The next example I have for you is this adorable holiday striped coffee themed Sahara. If you love something, you gotta roll with it sometimes, right? It still makes for the most adorable dress.

And if you want to add a little "sparkle" to her step, why not glam it up with a sparkle knit? You can never go wrong with sparkles!

All three of these dresses were made by the amazing Shelly Rahn of Thread Head Step Child. Thank you for sharing, Shelly!

A Vintage Feel

Our next share is from Barbie Slivinski, another super talented seamstress in our Facebook group! The bright colorful tree fabric gives this dress such an amazing vintage-y country  Christmas feel that I just adore! Slightly casual, but still perfect for a holiday party! Thank you, Barbie!

All Glammed Up

And last, but definitely not least, the fancy Sahara! Made from stretch velvet, this one's a stunner. Shiny and so soft and pretty. Perfect for any holiday princess and any kind of party. Plus stretch velvet is readily available in most fabric stores, so it's that much easier for a last minute dress sew! This one was made by Shelby Brennan Barney and you can find her blog post on this dress with more gorgeous pictures here. Thank you so much for sharing this with us, Shelby!

So, now you have ALL the inspiration to use Sahara for your last minute holiday sew! Or maybe just for the next holiday! It would also be amazing for Valentine and Easter dresses. *wink wink* And remember, Sahara isn't just for girls! There's a ladies version as well that sews up just as easy if you need a holiday dress for yourself!

Make sure you stop by our Facebook group to share your Bella Sunshine holiday sews with us! We really love seeing what you're making... it keeps us all excited! Happy Holidays from Bella Sunshine!

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