Town Square Dress by Terra's Treasures. This is a great knit dress for upcycling, mixing fabrics, and showing off your girl's personal style. With a double layer skirt and options for short or long sleeves, this will fit in with most schools dress codes.Happy Friday - today we take a look at a great Back to School staple, the
Here are Sarah and Theresa to share all the details with you....
Hello again! My name is Theresa. I am a stay at home, homeschooling mom of six. I taught myself to sew about three years ago and I sew and pattern test every free moment that I get. I am happy to be back to review for Pattern Revolution again. This time, I had the pleasure of reviewing The Town Square Dress/Tee by Terra’s Treasures. Let me just say, this is an awesome, must have pattern!
The Town Square Dress/Tee is intended to be used with knit fabrics only. The tutorial is thorough,
clear and easy to follow. The instructions are very detailed. There are clear, step-by-step illustrations to aid in the understanding of these instructions. No special tools or skills are required. This is listed as an intermediate pattern. I think the tutorial is detailed enough for an adventurous beginner to follow along.....just maybe not as a first knit project as there aren’t a lot of tips and tricks included for sewing with knits since it is intended for intermediate sewers.
The tutorial/pattern downloaded and printed easily. There are easy printing and assembly instructions included. The pattern pieces are very well drafted. They matched up perfectly and are nested, color coded, and clearly marked for each of the different sizes for easy cutting. There is a size chart with measurements to help you pick the perfect size and a chart of fabric requirements for each size. A large range of sizes are included in this pattern: 6-12 months – 14! You will use this pattern for years.
There are several options included with the Town Square Dress/Top. It includes the patterns and
instructions for making a dress, a shirt with a bottom band, and a shirt with a hem, as well as short and long sleeve length options. The dress/tee has a square neckline and a bodice with a patchwork construction using multiple fabrics. I, however, chose to join the front sides and front bodice pattern pieces and the back sides and back bodice pieces together to create single front and single back bodice pieces and use less fabrics in the bodice. I did this by overlapping the pattern pieces by the seam allowance and taping them together.
There is a single flounce for the flounce top option. There are two flounce lengths for a double layer skirt for the dress option. But, you can do a single layer flounce skirt for the dress using just the longer flounce for yet another option! I LOVE flounces.....no gathering! With the two sleeve length options, this is a great all season pattern. With all the options, each dress or tee will be a special one of a kind creation!
I made the dress with three different fabrics, short sleeves and a double layerskirt. I am thrilled with the final garment and so is my daughter. It fits true to size and looks so cute on! I love the stylish look and my daughter loves how comfortable and fun it is.....not to mention the twirl factor! This was such a fun sew! I will definitely be making more of these!