I knew I couldn’t stop at just one. Such a satisfying pattern!
Bella Dress #2 is for me. I added an infinity scarf made from the leftover metrage, inspired by Lara from Thornberry. It’s a good way to get rid of scraps!
#2 was made from a light weight ponte bought online some time ago from Gorgeous Fabrics. Construction wise, I treated this like a woven (straight stitch) apart from the sleeve and dress hems. They got the double needle treatment.
I finished the neck edge with purchased poly cotton bias tape and stabilized the shoulder seam with a satin ribbon
Without the scarf, the neckline is a gentle bateau shape.
The “wrong” side of the fabric is a lovely solid blue so this dress goes from bracelet to elbow length in six seconds!
And then back to bracelet length for a photo with my “little” boy.
Taller than me! Even when I am in heels!
Keeping with the family theme, the next Bella was for Felicity.
We love those pockets!
Bella #3 was made from novelty sweat shirting from my local Spotlight store.
I finished the neck on this one with purchased bias tape too, but didn’t need to stabilize the shoulders – not much stretch in this fabric.
I used bias tape on the sleeve hems too. Because I could. And it’s pretty!
We could not resist the Dalek reference. Daleks come in a rainbow version don’t they? If not, they should.
Side view. Yes it really is a sack dress.
No complaints about pattern placement ( yet…)
And the obligatory twirl!
Am I done with this pattern yet? Well, no, I’d like to make a linen version and a drapey viscose version, and… but I have other sewing lined up.
Such as a Liberty strawberry thief shirt for me.
I started with the collar and I am very happy with how it’s looking.
I used Heather Lou’s (Closet case patterns) thread tail method for the collar points. It’s brilliant! Also, taking care cutting out so I avoid comments about pattern placement from my hyper vigilant daughter might have helped…