I love Summer and everything about it…Well except for the humidity and maybe when the temperature is above 100 outside. But, who doesn’t love sewing up a fresh new fun and functional outfit for your child?! Did I mention that it is super versatile and will be a staple in their closet throughout the year!? YES!!!

18516176_10103487480687725_1465160104_nAs soon as I heard that Bella Sunshine Designs designer, Melissa was seeking testers for her new Amelia top, dress, and maxi – I knew I had to apply! The Amelia is available in both Ladies (sizes 0 – 30) and Girls (6mo. to 12 years) are packed full of options allowing you to mix and match to create several unique options to keep your closet full! There is sleeveless, short sleeves, 3/4 sleeves, and long sleeves…WOW! You can also choose your length of skirt to be a top, dress, or maxi! 20170517_120227.png

I tested the Girl’s version of the Amelia in a size 4 throughout with short sleeves and top length. This is perfect for Summer fun – easily dress it up for a special event or dress it down for casual wear. The bodice (in both version of the Amelia) requires a knit fabric for the bodice but may be paired with a woven or knit for the skirt. 
My first attempt at creating the dress using muslin fabric didn’t go as smoothly as planned due to some sizing issues….but that is always to be expected regardless of your skill level! The instructions were fairly easy to follow with clear computerized illustrations. Did I mention that you can also print in layers?! The best part is, there is a guide to tell you which pages to print so that you aren’t printing them all out.


My second attempt was perfect! I used mystery scrap pack fabric from Sincerely Rylee for the bodice and back lining as well as the skirt for the top; I also used a rayons spandex ribbed blend for the outer bodice, back, sleeves, and band from Vinegar and Honey Co. If you haven’t tried any Vinegar and Honey Co. Fabric – click here to shop for fabric!

I adore how this pattern came together.

****Now on Sale through Wednesday, May 24th 1159pm EST (USA Time Zone) with no coupon code needed! Grab your Amelia for Girls here for just $5.50 (on sale). Want a Mommy and Me set?! Grab your Ladies Version of the Amelia here for just $6.50 (on sale)****

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