Good Day Everyone!!
Today’s post is all about the testers! What an amazing bunch they are! Thank you for testing the Uptown/Downtown and helping me make it spotless — can’t do it without you!
Before we get to ALL the amazing photos — PLEASE read these important notes in regards to the update/revision FIRST!
- If you have purchased the original Uptown/Downtown girls dress pattern from 2014 — you receive a FREE update! For customers who purchased the pattern right here in my shop, please check your account for the update. The file name is “Girls.Uptown/Downtown.2016.Final”. If you purchased the pattern on ETSY, please check your inbox and/or junk folder. It should be waiting there for you!
- If you know you purchased this pattern and have not received the update yet — feel free to contact me with proof of purchase (paypal reciept, order number), I will help you find it. I ask that you give me 24hrs to respond and investigate.
Why did you update the pattern you ask???
A: Well there were several reasons why I updated the pattern. The Uptown/Downtown was my VERY first pattern, lots of work was poured into it and for the most part it was done very well. But, now that I have been drafting, designing and learning consistently for almost 3 years, I saw room for improvement in many areas. The most important area was the neckline — though it was hit and miss depending on the customer, some people where finding it too wide. I knew I could fix it so it could be hit every time and so I did!
I also wanted to match the instructions to my current branding/format/layout and design. I’ve added clickable links everywhere, improved the tutorial, tips, size charts, formatted it to be a no-trim pattern and much more. I also wanted to increase the size range to match the other patterns in my shop — which go up to 14Y . It also gave me the opportunity to add another design detail “Clean Finish Tank” and some proper binding tutorials. Some items from the original have been omitted (lace overlay, reversible, color-blocking), I plan to do some tutorials on the blog for the many many modifications that can be done to this pattern. My brain overflows with all the creative modification possibilities and if I had to included all of them in the instructions, it would have been hard to navigate. I really didn’t want to confuse a very simple and easy pattern into a difficult to decipher one.
So I think that’s about it! OH wait — No that’s not it! THERE IS A SALE! From Today until April 24th you can purchase The Girls AND Ladies Uptown/Downtown Dress for $5 CAD each. Or you can buy the BUNDLE for $10 CAD — smokin’ deal you don’t want to miss!
Okay enough of my chatting! Enjoy all the beautiful tester inspiration!!!
I hope you enjoy your new Uptown/Downtown Dress — thanks for stopping by!