Urban Garden Dress & Tunic – Review

I am a little late to this amazing garden party, but with a pattern this fun and beautiful I was not going to miss it! This is the new Urban Garden Dress by Sew Straight & Gather. It is perfect for the hot summer weather that we have been having!

As you will find with all of Terri’s patterns there are clear instructions, photo images with each step, tip & tricks, and many different options that allow you to create the perfect garment for little lady!

The sizing runs from 2Y-16Y so you have multiple opportunities to use this pattern. I chose to make the dress version with out the ruffles. My bodice is a size 4 and the skirt length is a 7. I used some of the new Riley Blake knit that is available in our shop, called Year of the Ninja! It is perfect for this little spit fire and a fun use of a print that seems more boy than girl.

The skirt is a light weight knit that I found in the remnants bin at my local fabric store. So when all was said and done this dress cost me about $8 fabric, plus the price of the pattern $8 (which I will use again and again), for a grand total of $16 and about 2.5 hours of sewing time. Time and money well spent!

The pattern can also have a neck ruffle and can be made as a tunic or a dress. I made the entire dress from knit but the skirt can be made from woven which will add texture to the finished garment. I just love testing patterns for Terri! She is so fun to work with, has great tastes, and is always pushing her creative limits. Rumor has it she is working on a new pattern that I can wear for fall! I am super excited!!!


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