A skater dressAugust 05, 2014
Jess from The Sewing Rabbit contacted me last month asking if I was interested in contributing a pattern to the August Pattern Member collection. The Sewing Rabbit Pattern Member program is fantastic if you love sewing with Indie PDF patterns. You pay $10 per month and receive three patterns each month. This month, the three patterns are my Little Betty top, The Girl's Skater dress by Amanda - Kitschy Coo and the Trapeze dress (for women) which is a pattern exclusive to Pattern Members. I will be sharing a new Little Betty later this month but I was keen to firstly sew up The Skater Dress.
I searched through my knit fabrics for enough fabric for a dress but wasn't really happy with what I found. Spotlight were having 40% off fabrics and I found this gorgeous jersey knit and some contrasting ribbing. The dress cost me about $6.
Issie lost her first tooth last week!!! So exciting. She received a miniature note from 'Felicity' (named after my once favourite TV character! - Ok, I still love it!!) the tooth fairy and one treasured dollar. I couldn't bring myself to throw out her first tooth, so I think I will keep it for posterity. Is that weird?!
Flower stew anyone? Our daffodils, jonquils and snow drops have been out for weeks, even though it is winter here - so lovely.
This dress is super comfy and I really love it. I did find the sizing too big though. I sewed up the 3-4 size and it fits Isabella who has turned six and usually fits into a size 5. I intended this dress to be for Juliette but it is too sloppy on her but fits Issie well.
If you would like to become a pattern member, you can read all about it and join up here.
Thanks for including me Jess and thanks for the great pattern Amanda!
PS. If you sign up to become a pattern member during the month of August, I get a little something out of it - thank you:)