Uptown/Downtown Pattern Testing

This summer I had the opportunity to test The Uptown/Downtown Dress for Sew Straight & Gather (formerly Terri Lin Designs). You can find the pattern here, and you can “like” Sew Straight & Gather on Facebook here. I made the dress up twice for Danica. Both are made out of super stretchy slinky fabric, except the black is a glitter slinky. I made the red one first as per the instructions. The black one I nixed the bodice lining and used fold over elastic on the neckline and armholes. I didn’t hem either dress, opting to leave it raw. I love that knits don’t unravel and leaving hems raw is an option.






About manningthemachine

I'm Laura. Mama to four, and wife to one awesome guy. I'm ever so slightly sarcastic. Just a little bit. I like to quote movies, but since our house is managed by little people, most of those quotes come from kiddie shows. At least my husband generally gets the references. It makes me feel less awkward. I took sewing lessons starting at the age of 8, through the Kids Can Sew program. I took lessons for four or five years. Then I became a snotty teen and decided sewing was lame. I've repented of my ways, and enjoy sewing for my little ones. And sometimes other people. And almost never for myself. Oh hey. My blog name. "Manning The Machine." I think it's probably only funny if you know me in real life. And even then, maybe it is only funny to me. My last name is Manning. This is a blog about my sewing. Manning The (Sewing) Machine. Do you get it? Do you? No. That's fine. I think it's funny even if you don't.
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