Hey ladies! I hope you've been enjoying the BSD Birthday Bash thus far. I know. I have loved seeing the adorable creations of these talented seamstresses. I first fell in love with Gabriella's Winter Coat and even though I had at least 5 coat patterns I still bought it!
I didn't realize that this was a hacker series until I had already signed up. I say BSD and went nuts. Truthfully, I'm more of a masher than a hacker. One of my favorite things to do is use a free resource to enhance or expand an existing pattern. I'm going to show you what I mean. Today, i'm sharing a little bit of a throwback style: the paperbag skirt. Isabella's Banded Paperbag Skirt to be exact. Isabella's Banded Skirt is so simple and such a quick sew. It starts at size 12 months for girls and 0 for women's. You can either buy it from the Bella Sunshine Designs website OR you can get it for FREE by signing up for the BSD Newsletter which is full of the latest releases and *gasp* sales!
Since my daughter, Kiwi, is so petite I always have to mash her sizes. This skirt ended up being an exact 2t/3t. I used this tutorial for the paper bag measurement at the top and added them to the Isabella's Banded Skirt measurements. I am all about not having to re-thread my serger which has been acting super funky so I used french seams on the band and seam. I also, used the fabric width instead of cutting the two panels as instructed.
Despite living in Florida it has been unusually chilly here lately. I was hoping for a cute tank and sandals for photos, but I opted not to make my little one sick and we layered, layered, layered. As soon as my daughter was dressed she did a test twirl and giggled, success! When we got to our location she said let's pretend there's water. I'm pretty sure had there been water she would've been soaked. While I wasn't sure of her look at first, on-lookers assured me of how cute she was and we traipsed merrily along.
I just absolutely adore this little girl. This quick sew got my Kiwi-sewing mojo back and now I'm ready to tackle a few more Bella Sunshine Designs patterns. Good thing they are all on sale this week.
Thanks for joining Kiwi & I today! You can see all of the tour posts linked below. Also be sure to enter the giveaway that ends on the 28th!
Bella Sunshine Designs Birthday Blog Tour
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
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):
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
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!