I am so inspired by vintage designs. I’ve always said my work is a modern take on classic design. Something about lace trim, small pintucks, and button details really makes my heart sing. I know I say this every time, but I think my newest release is by far the most beautiful thing I have ever designed. It has an heirloom feel to it although I’m not sure if it is worthy enough to have that title. Either way, the beauty of it takes my breath away.
The Sweet Lilly Pintuck Dress!
I needed a little help naming this pattern, so I ran a contest in the Bella Sunshine Designs Facebook group to get naming ideas. Over 200 suggestions later and Nanda submitted the perfect name: the Sweet Lilly Pintuck Dress. Now I have to admit I’m a little embarrassed that I didn’t think of this myself. I, myself, have a sweet Lilly. My youngest daughter is the epitome of sweetness. Her baby soft skin and super blonde hair along with her smile that lights up the room just makes my heart melt. The name felt perfect for this dress. And since this is the first pattern that I have released that has gone down to a size small enough for my baby girl to wear, the name was very fitting. So without further ado, I give you the Sweet Lilly Pintuck Dress & Tunic modeled by my beautiful daughters:
The Sweet Lilly Pintuck Dress & Tunic comes in sizes 6 months to Girls 12 and features a pin tucked bodice that has button and ruffle details on the bodice and sleeves. The ruffles on the skirt tie it all together and give the skirt as much care and attention to detail as the bodice has. The pattern features two dress lengths: a short baby doll length that is perfect as a super short dress or as a longer tunic with leggings, and a longer more traditional dress length for a more conservative option. All the gorgeous detailing makes it something that you are sure to pass down for generations. If you aren’t convinced of the amazing details of this dress, check out some of my favorite tester photos below (photo overload warning!!)
In an effort to not break your internet, here is a slideshow gallery with more amazing tester photos. There were just too many great ones not to share.
Like every other Bella Sunshine Designs pattern, this pattern features layered pattern pieces, fully illustrated instructions, finished garment measurements and pattern pieces in addition to a cutting measurement chart. You can grab the pattern at it’s low introductory price of $5.97 on our website at www.BellaSunshineDesigns.com. Furthermore, the rest of our site is on sale for 40% off including bundles. No coupon codes needed. Start your fall sewing with a bang. Plus, it gives you the perfect excuse to buy that new fabric you’ve been dying to get.
In celebration of the release, you can win a copy of the Sweet Lilly Pintuck Dress. Just enter the rafflecopter below. If you happen to win after you’ve already purchased, you can either get a refund or pick up another one of our great patterns at no charge.