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Holiday Cutout Dress & Top |Pattern Tour|

Today I am happy to be part of the Holiday Cutout Dress and Top Pattern Tour. The very first tour for the designer Melissa Prendergast from Bella Sunshine Designs, and in my daughter's opinion this was one of the most fun things I made her recently. So I guess it was very much approved. 

I think the idea behind this pattern's design was really good. A simple and easy to make top or dress, that can become quite unique and so appropriate for the different holidays that we have through the year thanks to the feature of 6 different cut outs to make your holiday outfits shine bright. Each one of them comes in different sizes and there are instruction to use them as appliqués instead of cut outs. Check the other ladies in the tour (below) to get some good inspiration. 

It was really easy for me to chose the cut out I wanted to use. You see, my last name, Estrela, means star, mixing it with the hubby's, my kids got "brave star" as surnames. I couldn't find a better partner to name my kids I guess, because they truly are my brave stars, especially G., my little girl, after all we struggled while trying to concieve. More than a brave star, she was really our little miracle. Anyway, she will be four in a few months, and only three days after, her little brother will be one, and yes we are thinking about their birthday party already. We were unsure between the rainbow and stars as the theme, and since we hadn't decided yet when I sewed this, I went with the star cut out. This might be the trickiest cut out to sew because of all the corners, but there are easier ones that even begginers will be able to sew. 
Later she told us she'd prefer a rainbow party, but I guess I won't resist squeezing a few stars to the theme... 

I used one more of the fabrics I got from my friend Maria. Is it appropriate or what? And it is red! I so love red. Curious fact - apart from last year's, I've always make something red for my daughter for her birthday parties, and it was not planed to be like that. I usually make my own bias, but I was really lazy to do so this time and had to leave half way through my sewing process to buy it. I was so happy to find the red from the bias was exactly the same shade of red in the fabric. Couldn't be better. 

This is clearly a pattern for girls, starting at size 12m up to s10, labeled as confident beginner. And it comes with print by layers option, which is great. 

There's a coupon code for 20% off for the Holiday Cutout Pattern during the tour, so you don't have that long to get yours at a lower price, tomorrow is the last day. 

Not convinced yet? Visit these ladies and you will be (click on the day)... 
Day 1: Rebel & Malice - Clever Catastrophe
Day 2: The Berry Bunch - Amanda Rose
Day 3: Candice Ayala - Keep Calm & Carrion - Felt With Love Designs
Day 4: Create 3.5 - Young Whimsy
Day 5: House of Estrela - Huckleberry Love
Day 6: From A Box - Lulu & Celeste

I got this pattern for free but all opinions are my own.


  1. UAUUUUUU!!! ficou simplesmente linda ! a roupa e sobretudo a G ! Acho que vou dar uma ajudinha a essa festa(s) de aniversário(s) sendo convidada ou não, ando aborrecida porque tenho uma série da lãs com cores fortes das mantas que fiz para o G e A e até ler este post já tive uma bela ideia ;o) Adorei a estrela nas costas ;o) beijinho

    1. Obrigado querida!!! O molde é tão simples e fácil de fazer, mas geralmente é assim, o mais simples é o que fica melhor. Agora, achas mesmo que vocês não serão convidados? Achas? Tu não me ofendas!!! hehehe ;) ai!!! que vais tu inventar? de certeza que será algo giro, sem dúvida.

  2. I love red too! That means I love your fabric choise :).This pattern with the cut out is such a good idea :)

    1. Thanks Krista. Red is great! I need to try another cut out soon <3

  3. O top ficou tão giro a G. está o máximo!! Gosto da Estrela nas costas ;-) O tecido foi escolhido a pensar no teu nome e fico mesmo contente por ver que foi aprovadissimo por quem o recebeu :-D

    1. Maria eu adorei mesmo os três que escolheste para mim, mas se tivesse que escolher um preferido seria mesmo este. Obrigado outra vez. E que giro que o meu nome tenha sido o mote para a tua escolha e para a minha tb, neste caso.

  4. Tão giro! E parece ter sido feito mesmo à tua medida... que bom!

    1. Obrigado Diana! Acho que tem tudo a ver mesmo!

  5. Oh my! Acho que nunca me atreveria a fazer um recorte desses, está espectacular!

    1. Obrigado Andreia. Acho que é daquelas coisas que vai lá com a prática. A minha não ficou perfeita, mas a próxima há de ficar melhor. ;)

  6. Que linda que ficou!!! Adorei!! O molde, o corte, o tecido e a estrela nas costas torna tudo mais encantador!! Eu tenho um filho, mas tenho a certeza que a minha sobrinha iria adorar algo assim! Obrigada pela inspiração!

    1. Oh obrigado eu pelo comentário! Acho que sim, que a sobrinha ia adorar. Este molde é daqueles com factor "uau" para as meninas. Garantido!

  7. Que giro que ficou!
    Percebo perfeitamente porque é que ela adorou - é super original e o tecido é perfeito!

    1. Obrigado Ana Sofia. Gostei mesmo muito de fazer este molde. Principalmente porque o top/vestido, é super simples e rápido de fazer. O único que dá mais trabalho é mesmo o que faz toda a diferença, o recorte, mas eu acho que fui escolher o mais difícil (ou talvez seja o pinheiro?!).


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