Have you been watching the Bella Sunshine Designs weekly Sunday Sunshine Sales? Each Sunday they’re putting an already released pattern on sale for $5 and posting lots of newly sewn up inspiration pictures! Isn’t that a great idea?
This week, the sale is for the Sweet Lilly Pintuck dress! This dress is a fully lined, fitted bodice with some beautiful detailing. Of course, the pintucks are the shining star and not to be missed, but there is also a center panel for featuring buttons (or anything else you’d like), multiple ruffles and bands and a button up back.
Pintucks can be scary (and I was intimidated, I won’t lie), but they weren’t as bad as I was anticipating. You’ll want to use the layer feature, like they recommend, to be able to see the lines for the pintucks clearly. Also, I found out that they’re 1/4″ pintucks, and guess what? Wash Away Wonder Tape is 1/4″, too! So while pressing all the turns and tucks, I used the tape to help hold everything down. I pressed and taped everything and then it was only a few minutes work to stitch everything down.
I was also grateful (yet again) for some of my inherited equipment – I have a Bernina Record 930 with so many feet, including an Edge Stitch foot. This thing is such a lifesaver. As you can see in the picture (not mine, it’s the newer style foot from Bernina) there’s a vertical bar that you can use to line right up to and edge or seam, then move your needle left or right slightly and it allows for perfect edge stitches.
Regular Price $8.00, use the code “sunshinesale” for the Sale Price of $5.00!
See you next time, until then – happy sewing!