Sewing and Patterns

Sahara Dress and Top – Bella Sunshine Designs

Women's Sahara Tunic

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I recently had the honor to test the Sahara Dress & Top – Ladies by Bella Sunshine Designs. It was my very first pattern testing, and I was so honored to be chosen! It was wonderful working with the designer and her team. They took feedback really well, and made sure the pattern was 100% ready to release. It was a great experience!

I originally had purchased the Sahara Dress & Top – Girls, well before the Ladies version was released. As soon as I saw the pattern, I fell in love with it! I had already made several for my daughter, and they look great on her.

When I heard the Ladies version was being released, I knew I had to have it! It’s such a flattering look for most, if not all, body shapes. It features a scoop front with a low scoop back, which adds such a cute touch. The full circle skirt attaches at the natural waistline, which makes for a really flattering silhouette.

The thing I love about it being available in both Girls and Ladies is that it makes for a super cute Mommy and Me set! Kenzie loved matching me, though she was upset that I got the pink skirt instead of her!

In my Mommy and Me set, I created the sleeveless dress version for both myself and Kenzie. I used cotton lycra for both the main layer as well as the lining. In my other final version, I tested the short sleeve tunic length top in double brushed poly for the main layer and cotton lycra for the lining.

The Women’s Sahara Dress & Top is available as a PDF pattern for $9.95.

  • Sizes: Ladies 0-20 (it even has Full Bust Adjustment pattern pieces, so you don’t have to do it yourself!)
  • Sewing Level: Confident Beginner
  • 2 necklines: A higher scoop and a lower scoop cut; both have a low scoop back
  • 4 sleeve options: Sleeveless, short sleeves, 3/4 length sleeves, and long sleeves
  • 3 hem lengths: Top, tunic and dress
  • Full circle skirt
  • Lined bodice
  • Knit pattern
  • Layered sizing, so you can print only the size you want

The Girls Sahara Dress & Top is available as a PDF pattern for $8.95.

  • Sizes: 6 months to Girls 12
  • Sewing Level: Confident Beginner
  • Scoop neckline and low scoop back
  • 4 sleeve options: Sleeveless, short sleeves, 3/4 length sleeves, and long sleeves
  • 3 hem lengths: Top, tunic, and dress
  • Full circle skirt
  • Lined bodice
  • Knit pattern
  • Layered sizing, so you can print only the size you want

Have you tried the Sahara Dress & Top patterns? Tell me how your project turned out!

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