Sunday, March 25, 2012

Bella's Designer Shorts

Meet Bella. She's a gorgeous 15 year old and long time buddy of Gabby's, recently the two girls have started sewing together after school at Bernadette's sewing classes.

Like most young girls, Bella loves fashion and is up to date with the latest designer looks and labels! And like the rest of us admires a great design but not the price tag. So the girls are on a mission to create their own designer inspired garments for a fraction of the price, along with a lot of help from Bernadette on learning how to choose a suitable pattern and fabric to match as well as refining their sewing skills!

These fabulous Sass and Bide shorts caught Bella's eye and were her inspiration for her latest project in class. Finding a similar embroidered/beaded geometric patterned fabric was going to be tricky but Bella fell in love with our funky Japanese cotton print - Lazy AfternoonThe pattern used was Burdastyle Shorts #112 - 12/2011, a perfect match. Bella only needed to add more flare and bit of interfacing to the hem to get the desired look. Pretty darn cool!

Stay tuned for Bella's dress (made up in this cotton) later in the week, maybe a giveaway as well!


  1. I've just fall in love too. I love this fabric!

  2. Well done Bella!!! Love your shorts - perfect fabric.

  3. Love these shorts and fabric. What a great project for a teen to sew - I might have to forward it on to a few of my lovely teen sewing students. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. You gave me a great idea for this summer. Thanks!


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