Sarah Jane’s Summer Ride is my most treasured fabric of all time. A girl and her horse, my favorite love story. I’ve had it sitting in my sewing room, in a spot of honor so I can see it any time I walk through. It took a lot for me to cut into this gorgeous yardage, but the result was worth it.
This is the Bella Dress by SLPCo.
The straps are my favorite part. So feminine.
I used ric rac inserted into the fold of my straps. I like the little pop of color it adds to the bodice and the attention it draws to the straps.
Bella is a very easy sew. I’ve made several of these and can finish one up in a little over an hour now. Elastic is so much easier for my machine than button holes.
The fit grows with this girly a bit because of the elastic. She’ll continue to wear this when it becomes tunic length this winter. I also want to make a deep red maxi length Bella with a sheer overlay for this Christmas.
These were taken earlier this year when Georgia was frozen and Florida was pleasant… Before the princess had long curls. So tiny.