I have been so excited for this blog tour. I saw the black version of the Uptown Downtown Dress from Sew Straight & Gather and knew I wanted one just like that. For me lol. But it was so chic and “uptown.” I had way too many ideas going through my mind. I am in love with the half sleeve option because it is so classy and timeless. But back to school came fast with a fury. And my thoughts became jumbled with trying to get 4 kids ready for school as well as grasping one going into junior high and another starting Kindergarten. This mama is on complete overload emotionally, physically, etc.
But I got a chance to get my mind off to sew this up. I finally went with sleeveless after realizing summer is not going anywhere. I mean, I live in a desert. Duh! I didn’t have anything suitable to line this so I made binding. The lining is much sleeker, especially with this flimsy fabric. I regret not finding a shirt to chop to line, but I know I will definitely line the next dozen I make.
The dress went together very easily. I am going to have to go with the chest size next time and add length because my 4 (almost 5) year old has a chest and waist the size of an 18 month old. I really like the illustrated tutorial and the pattern pieces had a really cool and unique way of marking sizes. It makes it very easy to read, and I think the combo of the pattern piece design, as well as the tutorial makes for a soon to be very popular pattern designer. I am a sucker for little details what are in her patterns.