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Kitschy Coo's Skater Dress Tour

Monday, March 25, 2013

Welcome to the first stop on

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.

Being less experienced with knits than I am with woven's, I was pleased with how Amanda leads you through the process of piecing together this dress in a way that results in something that looks very nicely finished.  In addition to my sewing machine, I used a ballpoint needle and serger. One of these days I'll get myself a double needle, and when I do, I'll let you know how that goes.

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'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!

12 comments on "Kitschy Coo's Skater Dress Tour"
  1. In love with this dress, so cute!

  2. so adorable, I love the black and white, and the little butterflies are great!!!

  3. I love those little butterflies! It's the perfect detail :)

  4. So very cute! I love the butterflies!

  5. So cute! the dress, butterflies and its colors combo are beautiful! Well done, Heidi!

  6. OH my goodness... what a cutie! Sometimes simple design and minimal patterns can make the biggest statement. I think the butterflies is perfect with the dress. LOVE!!!

  7. It's adorable! The stencil is too cute!

  8. What a brilliant idea for brighten up solids! the possibilities are endless

  9. I agree, Heidi. The butterflies make the black and white "pop". So cute. (Anja is getting so big!)

  10. I'm loving knits right now, this is a cute a pattern. The butterflies are fun!

  11. Thank you so much, Everyone! It's a fun little dress to make for sure!


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