Bella Sunshine Designs – Maggie Dress

Looking for a staple top, tunic, dress in knit for a gal in your life? Check out the Maggie from Bella Sunshine Designs! The pattern also has two necklines and short sleeves and long sleeves. Maggie has sizes 6 Months to Girls 12 and is on sale for $5.50 until Friday, August 4, 2017. Want to match the little lady in your life? No problem, BSD also released a ladies version with sizes 0-30 with Bust Adjustment.


I tested the dress version with short sleeves and the lower neckline. Violet is pretty much a teeny rectangle so I followed the pattern’s detailed instructions and their link to you tube blending videos here to grade between sizes following their recommended videos. It fits like a dream without any weird creasing and gaping I see in her RTW stuff. THIS is exactly why I sew and why I keep sewing Melissa’s patterns. I’m a busy mom that likes sewing but I only have time for patterns that are going to “work”. I know I can depend on BSD for designs I need (AND WANT!) with impeccable drafting and instructions (AKA the holy trinity for sewists).



But I hear you friend. You’re saying “waaaaait, didn’t they already have a Maggie pattern?”. Yep, its recently been redesigned for an even better fit and two neckline options. Bought the initial version? Check your account, there is a new file in the downloads section of the site. Isn’t life grand!?!?!?! 🙂


I showed Violet a few fabric options from my stash via text message one day while she was at grandma’s and my mom said she instantly gravitated towards this super cute CL from Mabel Madison. I’ve had it for awhile waiting for the perfect occasion but this has a similar vibe and would also make a great Maggie. Check out the Mabel Madison Modern Makers FB page, Emily posts sneak peeks of new fabrics and sales there!

I love Elevated Fashion Fabrics for their coordinating 10oz CL at a great price. Can’t go wrong, plus Serena is always running some sort of fun game or releasing new pretties for you to drool over.

A few more pics of my not so teeny toddler modeling her beloved Maggie. She was angry the other morning when I said it was dirty and needed to be washed before we wore it again. I should have done laundry instead of sleeping. Though, I bet it would have been quickest just to sew her another Maggie. These are seriously FAST! Don’t forget to head over to the Bella Sunshine Designs FB page and show off your Maggie 🙂


***I received the final pattern in return for my time and contributions during testing, but my opinions are fully my own. This review contains affiliate links for which I receive a small commission on any sales. This helps support my growing fabric collection and is much appreciated.

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