Uptown/Downtown Dress Tour

I have been so excited about this pattern by Sew Straight & Gather! First off, it's knit. I was pretty much sold at that. Everything else is a bonus.

I've already made a few things from this pattern. I made this summer tank top for Aevarie:

And here's a sneak peek for another item I've made that I'll share another day.

So more about the dress I made for today.
I have had this knit fabric for quite a while now. It was one of "those" occasions that I wasn't paying attention while in the store and didn't realize what the fabric cost.....
$18 for a yard.
That's how much I love this pattern. I used my coveted $18 a yard knit on it.
If that's not love, I don't know what is.

I wanted it to be a little different, so I dip dyed it in purple to give it an ombre effect. I chose option C, the cap sleeves, and I opted out of the facing and just turned the hems over and sewed in place. This will be a great transitional dress to last the rest of the summer, but something she can still wear to school when it starts in a couple of weeks.

Zoe was loving playing "nananananana" during our shoot and kept running away. 
That stinker.

You should go check out L'oiseau Fabrics and Elegance and Elephants to see their Uptown/Downtown Dresses!
During the tour you can get the Uptown/Downtown Dress pattern at Sew Straight & Gather  for 30% off using the Coupon Code: uptowndowntowntour

Did I mention there was also a giveaway?

Winner will receive: 

Winners Choice Pattern from Filles a Maman
Winners Choice Pattern from Elegance & Elephants
Winners Choice Pattern from Paisley Roots Designs
(My All Spice Dress will be out soon!)
The Soliel & Foxglove Pattern from Selvage Designs
The LOL Swing Top from Jennuine Designs
$30 worth of fabric from L’oiseau Fabrics

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  1. Great fabric and LOVE that you dip dyed it - subtle but very cool detail!!

  2. Love it Karly!!!! Beautiful work. Thank you so much for hanging out with me today!!!

  3. cute! you're killing me with that teaser :)

  4. I agree that teaser looks amazing! I love this dress too. I can't believe you risked dip dying $18 a yard fabric! It turned out SOOOO good, but wow I would have been way too scared :)

  5. I would have never guessed that you dyed that fabric yourself! Looks awesome :)

  6. Cute dress! I love the subtle ombre effect, it's beautiful!


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