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Earlier this month, Amanda, from Kitschy Coo released her new pattern, the Skater Dress, and when given the opportunity to participate in the tour, I was all over it! Here's Amanda's description of this versatile dress:
This funky yet functional knit dress has a fitted bodice, high neckline and a curved flared skirt. With a generous cut, the dress is designed to be worn for up to two years per size, here the skirt hits at the knee in the first year and just above the knee in year two. There are options for a sleeveless, short sleeve and long sleeve version, with bodice pieces drafted specifically for either sleeved for sleeveless . It's a perfect garment if you are new to sewing knits and very quick to sew up.
The pattern is sized in 18m/2T, 3T/4T, 5Y/6Y, and 7Y/8Y. I made Anja (who's almost 2 1/2) a size 18m/2, and it's a bit roomy on her. As described above, the dress is designed with a generous cut, so, this pattern is ideal if you want it loose fitting or have a taller child.
Now, I don't have easy access to a lot of cute printed knits here in Canada. I adore the prints in the Kitschy Coo shop, but all I have in my stash are solids. To make my dress a bit more fun, I got out my acrylic & fabric paint, Martha Stewart stencils, and some foam brushes. The result was the butterfly motif in chartreuse, grey, and eggplant. Don't look too closely...it's definitely not perfect!
Keep following the tour to see some amazing versions of this cute dress. I've seen a few incredible sneak peeks and I'm sure you'll be impressed, too. Can't wait to see what these talented ladies make!