New Releases: Ladies Alice Pleated Dress & Ladies Sahara Dress & Top

The day is finally here BSD fans! We have had SO many requests for both of these patterns, that I know you are going to be so excited for this.  Our two most popular patterns, The Alice Pleated Dress and the Shara Dress & Top, are now available in Ladies sizes!! And the fit on these is perfection! Take a look.

The Alice Pleated Dress for Ladies

It’s not often that you get a woven pattern that fits so well with minimal adjustments.  But the Alice is that pattern. It comes in sizes 0-20 with 7 cup sizes (Cups A-G!). I think the fact that most people don’t need to do a bust adjustment is what helps make the fit so good right off the bat. I made myself an Alice for Easter, and it is wonderful! I cannot wait to show it off this coming weekend.

Don’t you love it? I think my favorite part is the pockets.  That way I can carry my keys but still look posh. I’m not big on carrying purses, so that’s a nice feature for me.

Our testers also did an amazing job on their Alices.  Everyone worked really hard this test. Look at their photos below:

Sahara Dress & Top for Ladies

Next up we have the Sahara.  When the girls version came out last month, at least 40 of you requested a ladies version stat! It comes in sizes 0-20 and includes a full bust adjustment for those of you that need one. I must say this is quickly becoming a staple in my wardrobe. It is such a quick sew and super flattering.  I love how you can wear it casually with jeans or leggings or you can dress it up with heels just depending on the fabric you use.  The pattern comes with two different necklines, three sleeve lengths (plus sleeveless!) and three dress lengths.  I made a sleeveless one for my final.  I promptly wore it to date night that weekend.  I love it that much.

Once again, we had a ton of fabulous testers that really helped perfect this pattern. I don’t think there is a single person that this garment doesn’t look flattering on.

If you already have the Sahara Play Dress & Top for girls, you know it currently only comes in two garment lengths. Well, that’s about to change because we have since added a tunic length! Some of our original testers were nice enough to test it out for me.  Take a look.

All you have to do to get your updated pattern is head to our My Account page to the downloads section.  Your updated pattern will be waiting for you.  We also changed the construction method to make for nicer finishes.  And if you don’t already have a copy, be sure to pick it up!

As if all that eye candy wasn’t enough, we made a video so you can take a closer look at these amazing garments.

The Ladies Alice Pleated Dress and the Ladies Sahara Dress & Top are currently on sale fo only $6.50. If you join the BSD Facebook group, you can get a coupon code for an additional discount valid the first 24 hours after the release.

New Release: Sahara Top & Dress

The Sahara: This sophisticated and elegant dress is a must have in your child’s wardrobe. The design features a low scoop front and back; sleeveless, short sleeves, 3/4 sleeves, long sleeves and fully lined bodice. The dress has a full circle skirt that your child will love to twirl in.  The design comes with two lengths; top length (hits at the hips) and dress length (hits just above the knees). It is a perfect dress, for every day and all year round!

You will love it!! The bodice is meant to be quite fitted so it can hold the full circle skirt very well.

New Release: The Sahara Top & Dress

 

Our testers as always did an amazing job! They all worked so hard to make sure the fit was perfect. Check out some of the great tester photos below:

Sleeveless

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OMG I love the elegant look of this dress from Bella Sunshine Designs! Perfect for my little ballerina! Must buy this pdf pattern!

OMG I love the elegant look of this dress from Bella Sunshine Designs! Perfect for my little ballerina! Must buy this pdf pattern!

Short sleeves

OMG I love the elegant look of this dress from Bella Sunshine Designs! Perfect for my little ballerina! Must buy this pdf pattern!

 

OMG I love the elegant look of this dress from Bella Sunshine Designs! Perfect for my little ballerina! Must buy this pdf pattern!

3/4 sleeves

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OMG I love the elegant look of this dress from Bella Sunshine Designs! Perfect for my little ballerina! Must buy this pdf pattern!

Long sleeves

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OMG I love the elegant look of this dress from Bella Sunshine Designs! Perfect for my little ballerina! Must buy this pdf pattern!

Top Length

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OMG I love the elegant look of this dress from Bella Sunshine Designs! Perfect for my little ballerina! Must buy this pdf pattern!

Dress Length

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OMG I love the elegant look of this dress from Bella Sunshine Designs! Perfect for my little ballerina! Must buy this pdf pattern!

Amazing, right? The top can be paired with our Rose bubble shorts, Bow-tie leggings and Sansa Flare pants. Take a look:

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OMG I love the elegant look of this dress from Bella Sunshine Designs! Perfect for my little ballerina! Must buy this pdf pattern!

OMG I love the elegant look of this dress from Bella Sunshine Designs! Perfect for my little ballerina! Must buy this pdf pattern!

 

The Sahara Top & Dress will be on its introductory sale of only $5.50 through Wednesday 15th March at midnight EST, so be sure and pick up your copy if you haven’t already.

Happy 2 Years to Us!! Plus, gifts for you!

Holy smokes, guys!  When I started on this journey, I never in my wildest dreams would have imagined that BSD would grow to what it is today. Bella Sunshine Designs started off as a hope and a dream, and it has grown to something so much more. I want to take a quick moment to say thank you to all of you that have believed in me along the way. Whether you were a frequent customer, a pattern tester, or just someone that cheered me on along the way, I could not have done all this without your continued support.  I really mean that.

So I promised presents!  And boy, have I got presents for you?!  I have been keeping a couple HUGE secrets from you. As a huge thank you to all past customers, we have updated your BSD account with print shop files!!!  That’s right. Go check your downloads section of the My Account page, and you will find A0 sized files that you can use to print out your pattern pieces at your favorite local print shop. Think of all that time you will save on taping those pattern pieces together?  And even better news, all future BSD designs will now have these files included at no extra charge.

Next, we have TWO new releases today: The Reagan Raglan for Ladies & the Reagan Raglan for Kids And even more exciting, join our Facebook group and you can get these patterns for FREE!!!  Yep!  Just check the pinned post for the coupon code (please don’t share them outside of the group!). Check out the tester photos of the free Reagan Raglan for girls, boys and ladies!

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On top of ALL that, we are giving away lots of patterns and fabrics from some of the best of the best! Check out our generous Sponsors below:

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Be sure to check out their sites. You might find something amazing to put on your wish list. You can use the form below to enter to win some cool prized from them (as well as some free patterns from BSD!)

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So closing the celebration, we are also having a pattern sale!  For a limited time only, you can get 40% off all sewing patterns from Bella Sunshine Designs. Offer ends Sunday, March 5th at midnight (EST).

New Release: Lala Spring Top & Dress

We want to introduce to you, Lala.  This cute, 70’s vintage-styled, raglan-sleeved, oversized blouse has it all; optional neck ruffle detail, elasticized neckline, and sleeves which make it easy to put it on and off your little ones, billowing sleeves that you will love and a flared hem! The design requires no zipper or buttons which make it super fast and easy to sew and beginner friendly. The pattern is meant to be quite loose-fitting, which is extra comfortable to wear for your child.

New Release: The Lala Spring Top & Dress

The pattern includes 3 lengths: top length (hits the hips), Vintage-length (hit mid-thigh) and dress length (hits just above the knee). Take a look:

Top length with ruffles and long sleeves

I love the Lala Spring Top from Bella Sunshine Designs! This vintage dress would look so cute on my daughter! Must buy this pdf sewing pattern!

Top length without ruffles and short sleeves

I love the Lala Spring Top from Bella Sunshine Designs! This vintage dress would look so cute on my daughter! Must buy this pdf sewing pattern!

Vintage-length with ruffles and long sleeves

I love the Lala Spring Top from Bella Sunshine Designs! This vintage dress would look so cute on my daughter! Must buy this pdf sewing pattern!

Vintage-length without ruffles and short sleeves

I love the Lala Spring Top from Bella Sunshine Designs! This vintage dress would look so cute on my daughter! Must buy this pdf sewing pattern!

Dress-length with ruffles and long sleeves

I love the Lala Spring Top from Bella Sunshine Designs! This vintage dress would look so cute on my daughter! Must buy this pdf sewing pattern!

Dress-length without ruffles and short sleeves

I love the Lala Spring Top from Bella Sunshine Designs! This vintage dress would look so cute on my daughter! Must buy this pdf sewing pattern!

And our testers as always did an amazing job! They all worked so hard to make sure the fit was perfect. Check out some of the great tester photos below:

I love the Lala Spring Top from Bella Sunshine Designs! This vintage dress would look so cute on my daughter! Must buy this pdf sewing pattern!

I love the Lala Spring Top from Bella Sunshine Designs! This vintage dress would look so cute on my daughter! Must buy this pdf sewing pattern!

I love the Lala Spring Top from Bella Sunshine Designs! This vintage dress would look so cute on my daughter! Must buy this pdf sewing pattern!

 

I love the Lala Spring Top from Bella Sunshine Designs! This vintage dress would look so cute on my daughter! Must buy this pdf sewing pattern!

Amazing, right?  The design can also be paired with shorts, bloomers, pants and leggings, knee-high socks just to name a few. It is perfect for Spring/Fall and also can easily be layered year round.

I love the Lala Spring Top from Bella Sunshine Designs! This vintage dress would look so cute on my daughter! Must buy this pdf sewing pattern!

I love the Lala Spring Top from Bella Sunshine Designs! This vintage dress would look so cute on my daughter! Must buy this pdf sewing pattern!

 

I love the Lala Spring Top from Bella Sunshine Designs! This vintage dress would look so cute on my daughter! Must buy this pdf sewing pattern!

The Lala Spring Top & Dress will be on its introductory sale of only $5.50 through Wednesday, February 22nd at midnight EST, so be sure and pick up your copy if you haven’t already.

New Release: Juliet Flutter Dress

OMG, our newest release is Juliet is to die for. This dress is dreamy romantic and whimsy! The design has it all; bodice flutters both front and back, tucked center, button up back and beautiful back sash. Swoon! Both the bodice and the skirt are fully lined, so there are no itchy seams to irritate delicate skin. I did a photoshoot of my Bella and Lilly in their new Juliet, and I am so in love.  Take a look:

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And my testers as always did an amazing job! They all worked so hard to make sure the fit was perfect. Check out some of the great tester photos below:

 

 

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The Juliet Flutter Dress by Bella Sunshine Deisgns!  I really want to sew this pattern!

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The Juliet Flutter Dress by Bella Sunshine Deisgns!  I really want to sew this pattern!

The The Juliet Flutter Dress by Bella Sunshine Deisgns!  I really want to sew this pattern! The Juliet Flutter Dress by Bella Sunshine Deisgns!  I really want to sew this pattern!

Amazing, right? The Juliet Dress will be on its introductory sale of only $5.50 through Friday, February 3rd at midnight EST, so be sure and pick up your copy if you haven’t already.

New Release: Alice Pleated Dress

 

The results are in, and you guys LOVE the new Alice Pleated Dress. If you haven’t seen it yet, you are in for a treat! A Peter Pan collar, pleated skirt, and hidden pockets? What’s not to love. We’ve also gotten rave reviews that the inside is as beautiful as the outside. Both the bodice and the skirt are fully lined, so there are no itchy seams to irritate delicate skin. I did a photoshoot of my Bella in her new Alice, and I am so in love.  Take a look:


Guys, my Bella is getting big! It kills me!  She looks so grown up. She beautiful in this dress.  We’ve been wearing it everywhere and getting a lot of compliments. And my testers did an amazing job! They all worked so hard to make sure the fit was perfect. Check out some of the great tester photos below:

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Amazing, right? The Alice Pleated Dress is still on its introductory sale of only $5.50 through Friday, January 20th, so be sure and pick up your copy if you haven’t already.

New Release: Maggie Top, Tunic & Dress for Ladies

Hello sunshine! Melissa here.  And have I got a treat for you today! I know here at BSD we mainly focus on children’s designs, but this year we’ve been slowly adding to our women’s patterns. I love to sew for myself but I barely ever get any time to do so. What I really need is a nice basic that I can sew up during my little one’s nap time. Enter the Maggie Top, Tunic & Dress for Ladies.

The Maggie goes together fast, y’all! Which is always a plus when you sew as slowly as I do! The Maggie is super flattery and oh so comfy. It’s perfect for that knit fabric you’ve been hoarding. Take a look at the holiday version I made.

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Cute, right? My husband loved it on me, too.  That always makes me feel good.  In fact, I loved it so much that I actually wore it for our family Christmas cards.  Take a look:

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OK, so maybe this photo doesn’t show off the pattern too well, but how cute are my girls? I’d love to say I made their outfits, but I totally cheated and got them at Old Navy. There never seems to be enough time to go around this time of year.

My testers did an amazing job with the Maggie. Check out some of my favorite photos below.  I love how flattering it looks on all shapes and sizes.  It really shows off your curves!

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Nice, right?  I think my favorite part of this pattern is that there is an optional bust adjustment included. I always have to make a bust adjustment for every single thing that I sew, so it’s nice to not have to do that for once!

Hurry up and get a copy of Maggie for Ladies before the sale ends on December 23rd! And if you’d like to match your little girl, you have a bundle where you can get both the Maggie for Girls and the Maggie for Ladies for a discount!  Be sure and check it out.  Also, if you haven’t noticed, we lowered the prices on ALL of our patterns across the board, so if you’ve been secretly wanting a pattern (or two), now is the perfect time to pick up a copy.

Happy Sewing!
Melissa Prendergast

 

 

NEW RELEASE: Violet Dress & Top

Can you believe its already mid-July? Holy cow guys. This year is flying by! Not sure how it is in your part of the world, but here in Florida, it’s hot! Perfect timing for a quick summer sew. Introducing the Violet Dress & Top for both girls sizes 6M-12 years and Ladies sizes 0-20 (with an additional bust adjustment included!)

Violet Dress & Top – For Girls & Ladies

When we designed this we wanted something with bare shoulders made from a comfortable jersey knit fabric. And since its a single layer it makes it easy to beat the heat. And as a special bonus, its available in both girls and ladies sizes. You saw a sneak peak of the girls version when we released our Rose Bubble Shorts a few months ago.  I have gotten so many emails of people looking forward to this release! I know you guys are all excited to see more pictures, so let’s carry on!

Like always our testers did a great job!  Here are a few of our favorites!

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Seriously, how cute are they? This is one of my favorite sews this summer. And the best part is that when my husband got home and saw it he was made at me because he thought I went shopping! He could not believe I made it. I call that a win!

We are having a limited release sale on the Violet Dress & Top until Friday, July 22nd!  Be sure and pick up your copy before time runs out!

NEW RELEASE: The Rose Bubble Shorts

It’s been a busy summer here at BSD. Summertime is always my favorite season to design for.  Being a Florida girl, I often forget that it gets cold in other parts of the globe.  I live in a place with beautiful beaches and endless sunshine. When we decided to do a woven shorts pattern, we knew we wanted something classic that would still have all the elements you have come to love from Bella Sunshine pdf sewing patterns.  That is how the Rose Bubble Shorts were born.

The Rose Bubble Shorts – Sizes 6 Months to Girls 12

From the pleat detailing to the pockets edges with optional trim, these shorts encompass all the design elements you come to expect from BSD. The classic bubble shape gives such a youthful look that your girl will love to wear all summer.  The leg binding hides the seams that can sometimes irritate delicate skin. And the extra ease in the bum gives plenty of room if you happen to be mom to a little one that wears cloth diapers. I love that the front waistline is flat, but the back has elastic which makes fitting easy. The moment my daughter saw these for the first time she begged me to let her wear them all day.  And I can see why.  The Rose Bubble Shorts are simply adorable.

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Can I take a minute here to cry about how big my oldest is getting? I swear she looks more and more grown up every single day! It kills me.

Now, I can’t ignore that these shorts have been a team effort. If you are in any way involved with BSD over social media, you have probably noticed a new face around. Mgeni of Sansahash has joined our team as a associate designer. She played a crucial part in this design, and her daughter Sansa totally rocked these shorts.

Mgeni has some AMAZING designs she is currently working on for the fall.  She’s been my creative crush for a long time, so I am overjoyed that we are finally working together on a permanent basis.

My testers did a great job as per usual. You would never know that testing has ended because my testers are still making shorts like mad. They said their kids are addicted. I guess that’s a sign of a great pattern right? Here are a few photos from my amazing testers.

Here’s the Rose Bubble Shorts paired with our Vintage Grace Dress & Top:

Rose Bubble Shorts by Bella Sunshine Designs - Sizes 6M - Girls 12 - These shorts are so classic and perfect for summer!

And several people paired them with our Felicity Dress & Top:

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But most importantly, these shorts can keep up with your active child and still look great!
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Rose Bubble Shorts by Bella Sunshine Designs - Sizes 6M - Girls 12 - These shorts are so classic and perfect for summer!

Rose Bubble Shorts by Bella Sunshine Designs - Sizes 6M - Girls 12 - These shorts are so classic and perfect for summer!

Rose Bubble Shorts by Bella Sunshine Designs - Sizes 6M - Girls 12 - These shorts are so classic and perfect for summer!

Rose Bubble Shorts by Bella Sunshine Designs - Sizes 6M - Girls 12 - These shorts are so classic and perfect for summer!

Rose Bubble Shorts by Bella Sunshine Designs - Sizes 6M - Girls 12 - These shorts are so classic and perfect for summer!

Rose Bubble Shorts by Bella Sunshine Designs - Sizes 6M - Girls 12 - These shorts are so classic and perfect for summer!

Rose Bubble Shorts by Bella Sunshine Designs - Sizes 6M - Girls 12 - These shorts are so classic and perfect for summer!

Rose Bubble Shorts by Bella Sunshine Designs - Sizes 6M - Girls 12 - These shorts are so classic and perfect for summer!
Rose Bubble Shorts by Bella Sunshine Designs - Sizes 6M - Girls 12 - These shorts are so classic and perfect for summer!

Rose Bubble Shorts by Bella Sunshine Designs - Sizes 6M - Girls 12 - These shorts are so classic and perfect for summer!

Rose Bubble Shorts by Bella Sunshine Designs - Sizes 6M - Girls 12 - These shorts are so classic and perfect for summer!

Rose Bubble Shorts by Bella Sunshine Designs - Sizes 6M - Girls 12 - These shorts are so classic and perfect for summer!

Rose Bubble Shorts by Bella Sunshine Designs - Sizes 6M - Girls 12 - These shorts are so classic and perfect for summer!

Rose Bubble Shorts by Bella Sunshine Designs - Sizes 6M - Girls 12 - These shorts are so classic and perfect for summer!

Rose Bubble Shorts by Bella Sunshine Designs - Sizes 6M - Girls 12 - These shorts are so classic and perfect for summer!

Rose Bubble Shorts by Bella Sunshine Designs - Sizes 6M - Girls 12 - These shorts are so classic and perfect for summer!

Seriously, how amazing are these shorts?!? Even more amazing is what a steal they are for release week.  The Rose Bubble Shorts are now on sale for only $5.00. But hurry, the sale price ends on Monday, July 4th at midnight EST. You don’t want to miss out!

XOXO,

Melissa

P.S. – If you loved the top that my Isabella had on (which was also featured in a few of the tester photos), you are in luck! Just keep your eyes peeled next week. 😉

NEW RELEASE: The Felicity Dress & Top

I love this design. It is perfect for Summer and I promise you, you will keep sewing this design thoughtout summer. The options are endless!

I give you The Felicity Dress & Top pattern.

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Such a gorgeous sundress right! The thin shoulder straps are dainty and allow your little one to soak up the sun’s rays.

The Felicity Dress & Top by Bella Sunshine Designs - I love this pattern! Perfect for summer!

The pattern comes with options for either an elastic or shirred back making fitting a breeze.

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The option for a tucked or gathered front skirt makes this an excellent sew for beginner and intermediate seamstresses alike.

The Felicity Dress & Top by Bella Sunshine Designs - I love this pattern! Perfect for summer! The Felicity Dress & Top by Bella Sunshine Designs - I love this pattern! Perfect for summer!

The optional ruffle bottom gives a little bit of extra frill when wanted.


The Felicity Dress & Top by Bella Sunshine Designs - I love this pattern! Perfect for summer! The Felicity Dress & Top by Bella Sunshine Designs - I love this pattern! Perfect for summer!

The entire bodice and skirt is fully lined leaving no exposed seams to irritate sensitive skin.

The Felicity Dress & Top by Bella Sunshine Designs - I love this pattern! Perfect for summer!

Plus, this pattern comes with options for both a top length as well as a dress length designed to hit right above the knee.


 The Felicity Dress & Top by Bella Sunshine Designs - I love this pattern! Perfect for summer!

 

And how about that twirly factor!!!

The Felicity Dress & Top by Bella Sunshine Designs - I love this pattern! Perfect for summer! The Felicity Dress & Top by Bella Sunshine Designs - I love this pattern! Perfect for summer! The Felicity Dress & Top by Bella Sunshine Designs - I love this pattern! Perfect for summer!

Our testers again did an amazing job.  So many version were created during testing and the results were amazing!

Perfect pattern, right?! Be sure to grab it while still on sale for only $5.95 through Memorial day and check it out for more great photos of this garment!

And coming soon on the blog is the Maxi version hack. We will show you step by step how to make your maxi dress using this gorgeous pattern!!!

The Felicity Dress & Top by Bella Sunshine Designs - I love this pattern! Perfect for summer!