Bellasigma wax print

I love this dress so much I don’t want to wear it. Do you know what I’m talking about? It’s so pretty you don’t want to wear it out. I made this dress last year but it still looks like new, no? I hoarded the fabric for a couple of years deciding what to make with this beautiful African wax print I picked up at the stoffenspektakel the year before. I got it as a 4m piece, so I’m able to make another garment (or two) from it as well.

This is an indie mashup of the Sigma bodice from Papercut patterns and the Belladone skirt from Deer and Doe patterns. I made this dress out of linen as well and loved it so much I had to make another. This time, I did not make inverted pleats, but the knife pleats that originally come with the Belladone pattern. I might try gathering the pleat section on my next version, so it’s kind of like the Sigma skirt. I’d also like to make the pockets a bit deeper in my subsequent versions because I’m always afraid my phone will fall out.

As I mentioned in my other Bellasigma post, the back darts match up perfectly, but the front pleats need to be moved a little to match the bodice darts. I also overlocked the seams on the inside with bright green thread, which looks fabulous.

I also cut out another dress from it, I just haven’t sewn it yet. It is also a mashup of patterns. BHL’s Kim bodice, Papercut’s Sigma skirt, and Deer & Doe’s Belladone waistband (the waistband is not yet cut). I’m kind of intimidated by my idea. It might not work and then I will be so sad 🙁 Maybe if there’s a hack challenge during Indie Pattern Month, I’ll have to finally sew it up.

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