Behold! This is the skater dress pattern by Amanda of Kitschy Coo.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve seen this pattern circulate all over blogland many moons ago. I have admired the simple, practical style of this pattern- it just seems like the perfect dress for a busy young girl. It’s comfy, it’s a little swingy, and cute to boot!
I’m so happy I finally made one.
So, this pattern is sized in 2 year increments… 3Y/4Y. 5Y/6Y. 7/Y/8Y, etc… My kid is 6 and almost a half and pretty average, so I drew my pattern lines right between the 5Y/6Y and 7Y/8Y. I think it’s just perfect- she will be able to wear it next year too.
The peacock feather fabric is from Girl Charlee, though it looks like it’s out of stock. Sorry peacock feather lovers (Caroline)!
The crazy-blinding-coma-inducing-neon pink binding is from a
mistake purchase never-worn tank of mine (yikes. what was I thinking?!?!), and I think it completely overshadows compliments the feathers fabric. Am I right?
I sewed this entire dress on my regular machine, a pretty basic Kenmore from Sears that I’ve had for 4 years and not ONCE had an issue with (LOVE you, Kenny!! mwah!). I used a jersey needle using my stretch stitch, and I’m really happy with the result. I haven’t had the best luck with my serger for knits because the seams just don’t feel as sturdy. I haven’t found my serger groove yet I guess.
Oh, and using a little spray starch helped immensely when it came time to sewing the hem. I spritzed a little on, ironed up 1″, and then sewed 2 rows of regular stitches.
I’m happy to report that this dress really is a quick sew. The pattern is clear and really easy to understand. I can’t wait to make more.
Ellery loves anything knit, so she immediately put it on and goofed around in her room.
Want to be hilarious?
Lose your two front teeth at once.
I can’t even look at her with a straight face.