Skater Dress Tour

One really fun part of the online sewing community is getting the chance to sew up other people’s patterns and tell you about them. It’s no surprise to anyone that I love to sew knit dresses. My friend, Amanda, recently came out with a great knit dress pattern. I love the shape. Easy wear bodice and a fun skirt that can twirl. I was am so happy to be joining the pattern tour! I give you The Skater Dress.

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Super cute, right?? The Skater Dress pattern comes in sizes 1/2, 3/4, 5/6, and 7/8. With just 4 sizes to choose from you can’t go wrong! I used size 3/4 and my daughter is usally a solid size 4. The bodice fit perfectly! I shortened the dress about 3-4″ to fall right at knee length for her.

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I actually didn’t cut the excess off the dress I just hemmed it up. That way I’ll be able to let it down as she grows. Awesome.

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I found this houndstooth knit at the Michael Levine Loft in January. They have great knits. I get a lot of my fabrics there. This one would look great for this dress.

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When most people think of a skater dress I’m pretty sure they think ice skating. But here in the OC it’s just skateboarding that comes to mind. She bought this skateboard with her Christmas money. Got to start them young!

Make sure you stop by Kitschy Coo and check out Amanda’s blog and shop. Besides great patterns, she also sells AWESOME knits. She’s in the UK so if you’re there you’re in for a treat. Of course, you can buy them from anywhere if you want to pay the shipping. You won’t find knits like these anywhere else.

Linking to Flamingo Toes, Sew Chatty, Sew Country Chick, Girl Inspired

Comments

  1. says

    What an adorable little girl and dress, Andrea! I still want some of that fabric, but I didn’t see any on their site. Oh, well!

  2. says

    I can’t say I’ve seen a Skater Dress yet that I didn’t like but this might be my favorite. I love the houndstooth and pink combo. Amanda needs to get on an adult sized version ASAP! And your photos ooze personality! You need to teach me how to get those amazing shots.