Have you seen the new Urban Garden Dress & Tank pattern from Sew Straight & Gather? There’s a blog tour going on right now, you should see all the beautiful outfits being made.
I made mine while Bella was at summer camp. She chose the fabric before she left. I didn’t have her here for fitting, and it ended up a size too big. She wears it a ton though, so I’m glad we’ll see it again next spring and summer! (This is the sunburn my baby came back from camp with. I swear I sent sunblock.)
This is THE dress pattern for my Bella. I think the racer back style and easy, pullover design won her over. I should be able to get another one sewn after the 4th of July holiday. I’m unbelievably happy to see this little tomboy wearing (and loving) a dress.
The floral skirt is in Art Gallery voile. It’s really light and flowy, and sews up as easily as quilting cotton. We love the high low effect of this pattern. The hem has a facing which gives it a nice clean edge. I’d love to tuck some sort of trim in there for a future version.
On the day these photos were taken, this dress had been peeled on and off about a dozen times in between swimming. I was pretty much attacking kids with Bananna Boat all day!
I am not doing this lovely pattern justice, really. Bella sort of yanked it over her head each time to swim, and it’s a pretty damp. I used nice jersey on top, and it has good retention once it dries a bit. I feel so guilty that my dress really needs a good press after being worn ragged all day, and that I’m showing you a size too large.
I had to get it on the blog though, and profess our undying love for the Urban Garden Dress. Terri designs amazing patterns; I find myself them over and over again. I’m sure this dress will be no exception:)
Pattern: Urban Garden Dress & Tank by Sew Straight Pattern Co.
Fabric: medium weight jersey knit (95% cotton, 5% lycra) for the top. Art Gallery cotton voile for the skirt.