Sunday, May 27, 2018

Amelia sunshine sale

During our latest sewing weekend she made an Amelia*, a pattern from Bella Sunshine. I had tested and made many jersey patterns from Bella Sunshine, but not the Amelia. Seeing her dress come alive and looking at the adorably cute pictures in the blog post, gave me pattern envy. The Amelia therefore made a quick entry to my long sewing to-do list. Today's Amelia sunshine sale was the perfect opportunity to move the pattern to the top of the sewing list.

The Amelia can be sewn with long sleeves, 3/4 sleeves, short sleeves or sleeveless and in either top, dress or maxi length. I made the sleeveless, considering that our eldest is in need of summer dresses. The Amelia has a cross over front and a V back neckline. The gathered empire waistband is a lovely play full feature that is perfect for color blocking. I personally really like the contrast with the red dot fabric in the waistband. In my eyes it gives a sophisticated look.

I am very happy with the fact that our ten year old loves wearing colors and bold prints. She will have a guitar recital next week where she has to wear black and when she told me the rolled her eyes and says she "hates" dark clothes. Bunnies are her favorite animals, so I knew this fabric would be perfect for her. With this fabric I have made two dresses before, this one and this one. The two meter that I bought at Joyfits is now starting to near the end.

During the sewing weekend end stress, my sewing partner in crime sewed up two wrong bodice parts. This happens relatively easily when you rush because in the official version there are four different bodice parts (which leads to eight different cutted fabric pieces due to having to mirror the bodice pieces). The lining is slightly smaller to avoid having a peeping lining and a perfect finish. But, you know me, I am lazy, so I again just cut the lining pieces and serged the dress with a slightly narrower seam allowance to keep the intended fit.

Due to the Sunshine Sale, the Amelia* pattern is now just 5 dollar for twenty four hours and you can buy the pattern here with the code “sunshinesale”. Feel free to leave a comment in the language you prefer (although Google translate might have to assist me if you choose something different than English, German, Dutch or Hungarian). If you buy anything through my affiliate links (*), I get a small commission (the price stays the same for you), I am very grateful for everything that feeds my fabric addiction.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that I can actually inspire some of your makes, I am surprised. It is a great dress and looks great on her :)