Back to school… with Bella Sunshine Designs

Here in Portugal we get back to school in mid September, but in many parts of the world that happens now… or pretty soon!
Getting back to school always makes me think of new clothes. Kids grow fast, but I can’t help but sewing my little girl a new dress!
So, when Bella Sunshine Designs suggested this theme for a blog tour, I jumped right in!

I chose the Coffee Shop lace dress to sew. It’s a pretty amazing woven dress, full of details. I used a classic kind of vintage lace I was keeping for a special project. The front bodice is made of three different parts (sides and center) and completely focus that beautiful lace that goes all the way to the back bodice. Speaking of back bodice… it has buttons! But you can use snaps if you’re not comfortable with buttons.

The skirt has a placket, but it’s really easy to make.

Sleeves are gathered and you can make them short or long. Yes, I know, it’s soooo great!! A suitable dress for all seasons… Anyway, sleeves are gathered just enough to make that dress pop. I thought it was perfect for the first day at school, but my young lady can wear it anywhere… anywhere special!!

P.S. – I added to the bottom of the skirt the same lace I used in the bodice, but you can skip it if you want to.

My girl loved it! The fit was spot on!


You can check more photos of this dress here.

Aaaaand… did you know Bella Sunshine Designs is having a “Back to school” sale?
It just started and ends on Sunday at midnight EST.
All girls patterns are now $6.
All ladies patterns are $7 and all bundles are $12.
No coupon code needed.

What are you waiting for???? GO!! Click here: Bella Sunshine Designs

Want to know who’s next on this tour?

BSD tour
Check it out!!

Monday, 6th August
Sew Cuccio
It’s Liesel

Tuesday, 7th August
Big Fly Notions
Sew 4 five
Stitched by Jennie

Wednesday, 8th August
Hazelnut handmade
Cross Stitches custom clothing
Turtle Trax Too

Thursday, 9th August
Jot Designs USA
Blooming Skies
Nathalie’s needle

Friday, 10th August
The bear and pea atelier
The Scatty sewer
Sew Haute blog


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