Uptown/downtown Dress Pattern Review

June 30, 2014

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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18 responses to “Uptown/downtown Dress Pattern Review”

  1. Lucy Blossom says:

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

  2. Sonia says:

    That is such a lovely dress! Really suits your daughter! Lovely material πŸ™‚
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  3. Aly says:

    That is a really nice dress and fabric.I’m still toying with the idea of getting a sewing machine myself this year.
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  4. What a pretty dress! You make it sound so easy to make but i’m sure its your fantastic sewing skills that make it so πŸ™‚ x
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  5. What a lovely dress – I am so hopeless at sewing, I though I was doing well making some simple curtains which basically just involved hemming!
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  6. 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 πŸ™
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  7. That is a beautiful little dress, my mum used to make all mine! Must think about doing something for my (nearly) 4 year old.
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  8. chris says:

    Love the pattern great work

  9. Lovely dress and such a beautiful shade of pink.
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  10. Whata ice dress, I’d like to make one of those for my daughters. I jst started sewing last year and I’m really enjoying it. Mich x
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  11. 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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  12. Ohh funky and cool πŸ™‚

  13. Ginny says:

    Lovely dress. I love the fabric too, and your model is fab.
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  14. Emma T says:

    That’s a lovely dress. It’s great that the pattern’s so versatile
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  15. Michelle Murray says:

    Oh that’s lovely as is the pretty lady modelling it too Popping over from http://www.mummy2monkeys.co.uk #LAB

  16. Elsa says:

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

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