Bella Sunshine Birthday Blog Tour

Welcome back or hello for the first time! I am so excited to write this post because it is a happy birthday blog tour for one of my favorite pattern companies! Happy Birthday Bella Sunshine Designs! I have tested a few patterns for the amazingly talented Melissa but I look forward to continuing to sew up the ones I do not own yet. Here are a few of my favorites so far:

Today, I used the Coffee Shop Lace Dress Pattern, which I had never used before.  I was super in love with the tester photos from the release but I just never made time to sew one for my daughter.  Once I picked the pattern, I let the diva offer input on the fabric choices.  Since Valentine’s Day was fresh on her mind and we spent it at the cold, rainy beach, she wanted a heart dress.  So after a quick run to Walmart, I found a woven with oversized hearts and I was off to the races.Surprisingly quickly, I was done and my daughter was over the moon to have a new dress.

I used a light pink lace to accent the baby pink color in the main fabric and not to distract from the sparkly panel on the bodice.

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The only hack/change I made to the pattern is that I used the width of fabric to give her a fuller skirt and more weight to the dress because my fabric was a little thin. I wish I came up with something cooler but I guess that is a testament to how awesome this pattern is. 😉

Can you tell she is super excited to model this dress?  She cheered up a little, it was really cold!

Thank you all so much for stopping in! Be sure to check out the other amazing bloggers on this tour! And head over to the Bella Sunshine website to shop a little for 40% off, no coupon needed. But some sponsors graciously offered coupon codes for the birthday tour so read on for that information! Then visit the facebook group and show off your creations! I can’t wait to see them!  Wait! Don’t go yet! There is a rafflecopter to enter and win fabulous prizes!

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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!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


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!

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