Bluebell Dress by My Childhood Treasures

Today we are sharing with you the  Bluebell Dress by My Childhood Treasures.  If you are looking for fall and winter patterns to sew up for your girls, particularly things that would work for back to school, then you need to add this dress to your arsenal.  If can be made of any knits from jersey to heavier interlocks and even Fleece to take you through the coolest winter months.   We have a limited time special discount for our readers!!!  Use the code: BLUEBELL to receive 30% off the pattern HERE. 

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Now here is  Nichole to tell you more.... 


Hey there everyone!! My name is Nichole, I am a "Sew at Home Mom" to two kiddos, Austin, who turned 10 this summer and my little girl, Grace, who will be three next month. I homeschool as well, and truly love it. 

I started sewing around 1 1/2 years ago. There hasn't been many days since, that I haven't sewn. Or bought fabric. Or patterns. Or notions. ;) I love me some sewing. 

I had the opportunity to review The Bluebell Dress, a lovely little hooded dress pattern. This was my first time being introduced to My Childhood Treasures, and boy am I thankful I was. I can see a lot of new pdf purchases for me in the near future! 

This dress is perfect for the up coming fall months. And around our house, fall equals one thing. Football. Bears football. ;) Please, don't let a disdain for football, or more importantly, BEARS football, turn you off. So, that is the route I took with this little gem. 

Comfy Hood

I usually like to do my hemming with a twin needle, but I thought perhaps the zig zag would add to the "football" sportiness of the dress. 

Little iron on Bears Logo I added. 

Okay, the nitty gritty, lets get to it! 

Printing... It has 12 sheets of "puzzle paper" as I always refer to it. So, you can't get started immediately, you do need to piece together the pattern. But fret not, it goes together very quickly, and all pages are numbered, with an additional preview of what it should look like. I always find that super helpful. Another thing worth noting, she also gives a picture of best way to lay out your pattern pieces on the fabric for cutting. I LOVE when I see that!! 

Instructions...Excellent. Seriously. I loved the way the instructions were laid out. Each step had short, clear, concise instructions, with a very clear picture as well. In fact, some of the best pattern pictures I have seen in a long time. No squinting to try and see what you are looking at. Or which step is which. It was laid out very well. 

She includes fabric help and requirements, even links on where to buy your knit from. Awesome! 

Sewing...This is a knit dress, so I would say some knowledge in working with knits would be helpful, but not at all necessary. She does a great job of helping you learn how to sew knits. I would not hesitate recommending this to a beginner. Wouldn't have to have a serger either, can be done without. Sewed up like a dream really, all pieces matched up perfectly and made for an enjoyable sewing experience.

How much time will this suck away from your busy day? Not much. I can't give you an exact time, because I was interrupted about 3,000 times. But, if I had to guess, I'd say under 1 1/2 hrs from cut to finish. It went together really smoothly. 

Most importantly, my daughter loves it. She thinks she is a cheerleader, but still. It's very comfy, and has a great fit. I choose to make it in a jersey knit, which is a fairly light knit. I knew she would be wearing in in the early fall months so I didn't want it too hot. I will be making some more of these in some heavier knits for winter. I think this will pair great with some cute little leggings as well!!