A long time ago, what feels like ages in the internet world, I came across this awesome website with the most fun and funky kids clothes and patterns. I read a little farther and it turned out the blogger, Amanda, was hilarious. Like, make your side hurt hilarious.
So Kitschy Koo became one of my most favorite places to stop by. It's a fun, spunky place with a non-traditional spin on this whole sewing thing, and I find that really refreshing. I was SUPER excited when she announced that she was releasing the pattern for the Skater Dress. Umm, would I like to review it for the pattern tour? Yes, please!
What I like most about this dress is that it has enough "girl" about it without being over-the-top. There are plenty of patterns out there for dresses that are frilly, frouncy, ruffly, and bouncy. What about a simple, casual, knit dress for a girl with tons of spirit? That's where the Skater Dress comes in!
Let's talk about sewing the actual dress. It took me about 45 minutes to tape the pattern pieces together, trace the size and cut the fabric. Sewing everything together took another 45 minutes to an hour, so you can expect this dress to take under 2 hours to sew.
The fabric is a knit from Joanne's, fun and funky enough for this pattern. Side note: I've been really impressed with Joanne's knits lately. Wow, there's some great stuff there right now! Check out Elsie Marley's Skater Dress, also made with a Joanne's knit.
Amanda designed the dress to fit for a couple of years, which I should have taken into account when cutting the correct size for Abby. I ended up cutting a size 3-4, when I should have gone down a size for my little skinny minny. The dress turned out waaaay too big for Abby, but that was ok, because I've been wanting to make a dress for another little beauty for awhile now and it fit her perfectly:
Little Miss O is a good friend of ours. She and Hudson are about a year apart and she has a not-so-secret plan to marry Hudson one day. I love those sweet innocent crushes, don't you? And really, she's such a sweet heart and gorgeous to boot, so who could possibly object? Just don't tell Hudson for about another 15 years. He's still too busy playing superheros.
I'm thrilled that this dress fits her, and honestly, it's her style, too. Doesn't it look so great on her? And what a perfect little model! I've been scheming ways to get her on my blog, so I'd say this is a win-win.
I'd like to thank Miss O's mom, my good friend Cindy, for taking these pictures for me! And thank you all for stopping by and reading! Be sure to head over to Kitschy Koo now and buy your very own Skater Dress pattern. It's perfect for Spring and Summer sewing, and would also make a great beach cover up. It's going to get a lot of use from me this season!
Be sure to check out the rest of everyone's dresses in the pattern tour! Have a great weekend, everyone!
If you're looking for more summer sewing inspiration, check out my FREE summer shorts pattern, and this little vintage-inspired dress for babies. Perfect for those warm summer months!