Pattern Testing – The Queen Street Dress

I recently had the pleasure of working with Darcy from Ginger House Designs on her latest pattern release, the Queen Street Dress PDF Pattern.

The pattern comes with a variety of options.  It can be made as a top or a dress.  It has both long and short sleeves and the front can either have a centre pleat or be gathered.

I chose to make a short sleeve top version with gathers across the front.  As we are heading into summer, I think my little miss will get more wear out of a short sleeve top which I can easily pair with some cute shorts (another project to add to the list!).

The pattern is very straightforward and easy to follow.  The only tricky part I found was the back placket, but that was mainly because I hadn’t sewn a placket this way before.  I did really like, however, the use of interfacing when making the placket…I love learning new little tricks!

The pattern calls for buttons as a closure, but I used a snap instead as I didn’t have any matching buttons on hand (it was school holidays and not the ideal time to take three kids to Spotlight…actually, there is no ideal time to take three kids to Spotlight, is there?).

It’s a bit tricky to get good shots of a 20 month old when her brothers are on the trampoline and she insists on joining them!

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