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The BellBird

5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)


A modern dress for little girls to play and picnic in.

With a free embroidery pattern and with or without bell sleeves, you can really make this dress your own.

Try making it out of a heavier weight fabric for winter, or go sleeveless for twirls in the summertime.

Pockets included for treasure collecting.

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The BellBird is a versatile dress, perfect for playing and picnicking in, that can be personalised and made your own.

  • Instant PDF download
  • Children’s sizes 1-8
  • Inseam pockets
  • Lined bodice
  • Loop and button closure on back bodice
  • Bell sleeves with elastic cuffs or sleeveless
  • Higher neckline perfect for embroidery
  • Free embroidery pattern and tutorial
  • Full tutorial, photos and support to help you create this dress!

BellBird Measurements


This is the first sewing pattern by Sophie Laughton-Mutu. It has been tested and tried by sewers and little people around New Zealand. Please leave a review, or pop over to our Facebook page to show us a photo of your BellBird!


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2 reviews for The BellBird

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    A lovely timeless pattern, modernised with the addition of pockets. I love how this pattern is versatile to suit your style and a great pattern to have in your collection….I am already imagining many different combinations to make!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Such a sweetly styled dress and LOVED the addition of pockets. If I can make this pattern as a complete beginner, then anyone can! The pattern and tutorial were straight forward and easy to follow with the addition of many extra tips and photo prompts. Thanks Sophie for a great project to launch me into sewing, I’m so pleased with the result! 🙂

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