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The Uptown/Downtown Dress Expansion Pack Tour

Today I get to be part of the Uptown/Downtown Pattern extension tour. I was supposed to be a tester for this dress, and I did start it back then, but it was about the time S. was born and unfortunately I couldn't finish the test. It was the first time it happened to me and I felt so angry with myself because of that. I hate missing deadlines, however - and in a side note - it has been happening more than I wished ever since I had my baby boy. 

I couldn't be happier when I read about the extension tour, and couldn't help but to feel so thankful to Terri, for the fact that she'd have me on board after failing her through the test fase. All the extensions to the pattern were so tempting and I really took a few days to decide what option I'd sew. There are five new features to the pattern:  Cowl - Long Sleeve - Maxi Length - Pockets - Tank/Cami Top

I had the test version left unfinished, so I went with it. The original dress I was going to test was the sleeveless option, and I had cut a size 2 in a pale pink knit. However, I will make her a bigger size next time. I wanted to turn this into a winter/Christmas dress. All the new options are wonderful, but I went with the long sleeve one. I would make it a maxi too if I had enough fabric, and if the pale pink wasn't already cut. 

I made just two little changes to the pattern. Well, maybe not the pattern, just the way I sewn it together. I've added a bow to my dress. I sewn a red satin belt I had made and used in a dress for myself, just in the front of the dress, I didn't sew it on the back, so we can easily make a bow. And, the second change comes in the hem. The side seam actually, I left front and back pieces separated at about 3" from the hem, creating a small opening. I did a regular hem on the pink fabric, but chose to do a roll over hem with the lace. 

I just loved how it turned out and how many great looks you can create out of this pattern. This runs from 2 to 10 yrs, and it's perfect to sew for any season because of all the different sleeve lenght options. 

 Terri is offering all of her patterns at 25% off through Saturday Nov. 22nd, by using the code UPTOWNEXPANSION25 which can be purchased on etsy or her shop.

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  1. Perfect for Christmas, Magda. Babies don't understand deadlines, Magda - don't be too hard on yourself.

  2. A great dress for Christmas! And someone seems really happy in it :-)

  3. Magda! O vestido de Natal ficou perfeito! :-) Muito ja fazes tu com um bebe tao pequeno!

    1. Obrigado. Estou mal habituada, fazia muito mais e acho sempre que consigo continuar ao mesmo ritmo =(

  4. Acho que ela ainda gostou mais do vestido que tu! :-) Magda, tu fazes tanta coisa, não sejas tão dura contigo mesma!

    1. olha que não sei Patrícia. queria eu que o molde fosse até números maiores para o ter feito para mim, adoro este molde. obrigado pelo apoio, é algo que faz parte de mim e não consigo evitar.

  5. It's a stunning dress - perfect for the holiday season!
    To be honest, I don't know how you manage to sew so much with a baby and a toddler. You're fabulous :)

    1. Thank you dear. It helps that I am a SAHM, I guess, and that I usually sew late at night.

  6. Magda, such a pretty dress...I love the lace!

    1. Thanks Joy. That was suppoused to be used in a dress for myself, but it looks so good on her!

  7. Gorgeous! I love the red lace overlay!


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