Bella Sunshine Adaline


It’s Bella Sunshine’s Birthday!  I’m here to celebrate with a couple takes on the Adaline dress and tunic.



The Adaline is a versatile dress pattern with multiple sleeve options and cute color blocking detail.  I loved the simplicity of the pattern and my mind went crazy with all the possibilities.


The theme of the tour is pattern hacks and I couldn’t wait to put my own spin on it.


First I sewed up an all knit nightgown version in yummy Club stripes from Raspberry Creek Fabrics with a touch of Girl Charlee Knitfix floral.


I did a maxi length for drama and ultimate comfort!


I love the cute ruffly sleeve detail of this pattern.


I lined up the back pieces with my front pieces to determine width and cut on the fold instead of doing a button placket.


I skipped the lining and added a neckband.

She’s all girl and loves nightgowns and this is by far her favorite EVER!


My oldest daughter loves clean lines and fun details.


For her version, I skipped the color blocking and used a breezy polka dot gauze I got in LA.


I modified the sleeve to be a sweet cap sleeve.


We added a faux leather pre-made pocket from Jo-ann’s (I need to stock up on these because they are AWESOME!).


I did a bold exposed zipper up the back- another detail I just can’t get enough of!


The bodice is fully lined and I love the clean finishing of the pattern.

This is such a cool shirt that just suits her style so well!


This was my first Bella Sunshine pattern and I am beyond thrilled with my experience.  The pattern came together well and the tutorial was well written.


I think the possibilities with this pattern are so fun.  It’d make a gorgeous Easter dress out of satin or linen or a fun everyday dress in cute quilting cotton.  Payton has requested another play dress in knit too!


Hope you guys had as much fun as we did on this blog tour!! Make sure to check out the other stops along the way and enter the fabulous giveaway!  Head over to Bella Sunshine for more birthday fun!

Birthday Blog Tour 2016-03

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


Birthday Blog Tour 2016-04

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!