Pattern Testing: Maggie Top and Tess Tulip Shorts by BSD

Affiliations, Pattern Testing, Sewing / Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

I’m very proud to say that I now do pattern testing for some sewing pattern companies. I’m honored that these pattern companies have welcomed me into their community. I will be posting all of my tests from now on and discussing options and skill levels on each one. Stay tuned for more posts like this one!

The first designer I will share is Bella Sunshine Designs. This company truly has my heart. I really enjoy working with Bella Sunshine Designs and sewing up their beautiful patterns. If you don’t know them yet, by all means, take a look. The patterns are classic and gorgeous and there is truly something for everyone.

I was lucky enough to test two patterns by Bella Sunshine Designs. I created the Tess Tulip Shorts and the Maggie Top. I am so pleased with the way these turned out. They pair well together and make the perfect summer outfit.

I’ll start with the tulip shorts (also available in women’s sizes). You have probably seen tulip shorts all over the internet. I’ve seen lots of patterns for this and I have tried many. I can honestly say these are my favorites. I love the way they come together. The instructions are clear. I feel the technique is unique and gives excellent results.



These shorts feature two lengths. They also have optional pockets, which I just LOVE. And the best part is, they really highlight trims. So if you are a freak for cute lace trims like I am, these shorts were meant for you. These will definitely be a new summer staple around here.

I also tested the Maggie Top (available in women’s sizes as well). This top is SO versatile. This thing is packed with options. It can be a top, or a tunic, or even a dress! It has the option of lower or higher necklines. And the great thing about this shirt is that it has three different sleeve lengths. This shirt gets you through every season. I’m honestly thinking my kids need a few for each season! The fit is spot on.

One of the best things about Bella Sunshine Designs is that she has videos to teach you how to mash sizes. I learned so much from her, and now I use her instructions for every pattern I do. No other designer has ever made it so clear and I am so grateful to her for it.

So, don’t wait! Go check out Bella Sunshine Designs. And definitely pick up the Maggie Top and the Tess Tulip Shorts because these patterns are great!

Thanks for the visit.


Purchase the Tess Tulip Shorts:

Girl Sizes

Women Sizes


Purchase the Maggie Top:

Girl Sizes

Women Sizes

And oh, FYI I AM an affilate with Bella Sunshine Designs, so the links here are affiliate links. That does NOT mean that I only gush about the company because it makes me money. I would NEVER promote something I didn’t truly love. I truly love Bella Sunshine Designs…. and you should too.