Uptown/downtown Dress Pattern Review

You may have noticed a theme this week – pattern testing and conquering my fear of sewing knit fabrics:) I seem to be sewing for pleasure, and growing in skills, somewhat distracted from my goal of reaching a 100 items in my Etsy shop!!

Uptown/downtown Dress TerriLin

This gorgeous dress pattern comes in sizes 2 -10 year olds with three different sleeve options; sleeveless, capped sleeves and three quarter length. This makes it incredibly versatile.

dress lining

To my pleasant surprise the lining was easy to fit (I used an old t shirt of my husbands).

The dress came together really quickly, the only part taking any time was the hem, as I chose to hand stitch it. I am sure I am going to be making many more.

Dress Pattern review Uptown/Downtown Dress TerriLin

If like me you love seeing how a pattern can look so different in a variety of fabrics click here to see the other testers finished dresses. If you are tempted to purchase the pattern it is available here.

A big thank you to Terri of Sew Straight & Gather for the opportunity to pattern test. As usual I am off to check out fellow Handmade Harbour creative:)


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  1. June 30, 2014 / 8:54 am

    The dress is stunning. I love the fabric you’ve used too.

  2. June 30, 2014 / 1:35 pm

    Wow, you’re very talented! This dress looks really nice on your daughter and so simply too. I have a sewing machine which hasn’t seen the light of day in about 3 years 🙁
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  3. June 30, 2014 / 5:31 pm

    Love the pattern great work

  4. June 30, 2014 / 9:51 pm

    That is such a lovely dress, and such pretty fabric. I really want to start sewing dresses for my daughter but just don’t know where to start. I think I just need to do it and learn by trial and error!
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  5. July 1, 2014 / 7:16 pm

    That’s a lovely dress you’ve sewn!!! This fabric is great too!

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