Bella Sunshine Designs Birthday Tour

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My sewjo is trying to come back after the most chaotic past month. Thank goodness my wonderful friends were able to keep me from missing out on celebrating a birthday! do you know whose birthday it is? Bella Sunshine Designs (*affiliate link). I have tested many of her patterns and blogged a few as well. So when she announced that she was celebrating her first anniversary, I had to join in. I didn’t know if I wanted to hack the Rebel Girl dress that I designed the idea for or the Adaline pattern. Creative ADD. It’s a problem. That I have often. I decided on the Adaline pattern, even though my idea ended up different from what I initially thought about making.

This post contains affiliate links which means I can earn a small percentage if you purchase a pattern through that link. The pattern was provided free for the tour, but the opinions and statements are all my own. 

So the first thing I wanted to do with the Adaline pattern was to make the top color blocking part in a sheer fabric. YES! I love sheers. I think they are fun and feminine and dainty. They are just always so beautiful to me. To do this, I used the top and bottom bodice pieces for the main and the lining, then omitted the lining piece. Next, I added a wide band to the shirt sleeve which created a half sleeve and a different look. Last, I did a different back with a “V” cut and no buttons or placket.

Changes to pattern:

  • Sheer panel with top and bottom pieces as lining
  • Cuffed sleeves
  • V back, no buttons/placket
  • Bound all my seams with bias that weren’t enclosed

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Pattern Details:

Sizes 6m-12y

Tunic/Babydoll length or Dress length

Short or long sleeves

Layers so you can print only the sizes needed

Measurements AND pattern pieces for rectangle pieces

Measurement chart

Detailed tutorial with illustrations

Advanced beginner level

As with all the other BSD patterns, the tutorial gives step by step details in an easy to understand format with lots of graphic illustrations that help guide you through the steps even if you are a beginning sewist.

My hacks took little time at all and this would have been a very fast sew had I not had to bind all my seams for that extra special detail.

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This was a timeless piece to make with lots of fun details to make it stand on it’s own. And of course I love my fabric I have been hoarding for the past year. Maybe Bella Sunshine Designs will make the Adaline pattern for momma sizes.

Now don’t forget the important details below about the sale, giveaway and others on the tour.

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Bella Sunshine Designs Birthday Blog Tour

Featured Bloggers:

House of Estrela | Pattern Revolution | Pleats & Ruffles
Itch to Stitch | Fabulous Home Sewn | Sew Sophie Lynn
Sewing by Ti | Made By Sara | Candice Ayala
Seaside Notions | Pear Berry Lane | Made By Melli
Adventures With Bubbe and Bug | Crazy Crafty Haute Mama | Rebel & Malice


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Prize Number 1:


Bella Sunshine Designs – 2 Patterns of Choice
Once Upon A Yard / Sew It Seams Facebook Group – Grab Bag of 7 yards of fabric

Prize Number 2 (Just for the USA):

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Bella Sunshine Designs – 2 Pattern of Choice
Bethany Lane – 3 Sets of “Cute as a Button” wooden buttons (30 buttons total)

Prize Number 3:


Bella Sunshine Designs – 2 Patterns of Choice
Sofilantjes Patterns – 2 Patterns of Choice
Knot Sew Normal – 1 Pattern of Choice
Muffin Head Patterns – Any 1 pattern up to $12.00
Itch To Stitch – 1 Pattern of Choice
Rachel Rossi – Squared Fashion Wrap Sewing Pattern
FABulous Home Sewn – 1 Pattern of choice
Seaside Notions – 1 pattern of choice
Laela Jeyne Patterns – Pattern of choice (excludes bundles)
Pickle Toes Patterns – 1 Pattern of choice.

Enter the giveaway:

Hurry, the giveaway ends on Sunday, February 28th at midnight!

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Celebration Sales:

Mabel Madison – 10% off their website with coupon code BELLABIRTHDAY until February 29th.
Sew It Seams – 15% off their website with coupon code BELLASUN until February 29th.

And of course, you can get 40% off all Bella Sunshine Designs patterns on our website until February 29th. No coupon code needed!

Ready for one more surprise? Check the Bella Sunshine Designs’s website on Friday for a new release or two!

Thanks for stopping by and Stay Rebellious!

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