The Stella Dress

Although we’re still in full winter weather, I can’t stop thinking about summer. The thing is, despite finding winter very beautiful (especially in photos), it’s not my favourite season and after Christmas I’m ready to move on to Spring. So, it is only natural that I start sewing for summer while we are still having snow, right?

M was the lucky recipient of my first summer sewing! Diorella from Bebekins is releasing new patterns and I got to test them. The first one, the Stella Dress and Top, was released today and is a lovely and timeless pattern. The kind of dress that goes well in every girl’s wardrobe.


The Stella Dress and Top has a high yoke and ruffle sleeves that gives it a sweet look and is available from sizes 1 year up to 10 years.


I find the style of this dress truly adorable but I don’t think I need to tell you that my favourite part are the ruffle sleeves, do I? 😉 Not that the dress needed, but I added a cotton trim to the sleeve. Can’t resist adding some details!


The fabric I used is a poplin (or very similar) from Mike Tecidos’ last year collection and I already used it before in here. I really like this print and colour!



For M, I made a size 7 for height with a size 5 for width and I’m happy with the fit. I’m sure she will wear it a lot during summer (already dreaming…).


If you join the Bebekins Facebook group you can get a code for 30% off! 😉


Have you already started your summer sewing as well?


The Polly Pinafore

After more than a month without posting on the blog, I am publishing three posts in a week! The weather is getting warmer, new patterns for Spring and Summer are being released and I must say that this year I am enjoying the new patterns a lot! Ruffles are a trend so, I get to be trendy this season. 😉

This time, I am sharing with you Diorella’s, from Bebekins, first pattern, The Polly Pinafore.


The Polly Pinafore has an adorable vintage style and is available in sizes 1 to 7 years old. With two ruffle options and two skirt width.


For M, I made a size 6 with size 3 for width, used the two ruffles, one narrower than the other, and the regular skirt. The instructions include how to blend sizes which, in my opinion, is always helpful as it is something that I have to do regularly.


The fabric used is a seersucker from The Sweet Mercerie and for the narrow ruffle I used broderie anglaise.


What I like the most in this pattern, besides the style of course, is the fit and that it has a high waist. This allows it to be worn without a tee or blouse underneath, perfect for the hot summer! Yes, the season that I am already dreaming with!


Like I mentioned before, the skirt I used, is the regular one and I think it is good enough to twirl, but if your little girl like some more twirling factor, there is also another skirt option.


You can get the pattern throughout today for $5 and if you join the Bebekins Facebook group you can get it for an exclusive price! 😉


Hove a wonderful weekend! 😊