Urban Garden Dress & Tank Pattern

Urban Garden Dress & Tank Pattern

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.

Urban Garden Dress & Tank

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.)

Urban Garden Dress & Tank Pattern | SewsNBows

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.

Easy, pullover dress pattern from Sew Straight Pattern Co.

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.

Art Gallery floral voile high low skirt

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!

Sew Straight Pattern Co: Urban Garden Dress & Tank

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:)

Urban Garden Dress & Tank pattern from Sew Straight Pattern Co. | SewsNBows

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.

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Amy Mayen

Hello. I'm Amy and I'm addicted to sewing. I borderline-hoard fabric, buttons, & patterns. Sometimes I wish I could pile my fabric up on the floor and just roll in it!


  1. Pam @Threading My Way

    Isn’t it great when they just LOVE something you make. That Art Gallery voile is gorgeous and teams beautifully with the jersey. From where I’m sitting, it doesn’t need ironing – a bonus that it can be taken on and off numerous times during the day and still look good.
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  2. Annie

    I remember you had a cute skirt out of that gorgeous fabric. Now you can wear mother and daughter matching outfit! ;) Cute summer dress, and I can see how this appeals to Bella!
    Annie recently posted…Sunshine Ishi Dress for Little MomoMy Profile

  3. Gina

    Cute and comfy looking dress!!! The knit and art gallery would make such a soft combo and would definitely make it a wear me every day dress!!! We know it has to be good when it gets the Bella stamp of approval!!!!


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