Continuing on with my list, I chose to make a couple of Kitschy Coo Skater Dresses.
I used a fun print from Girlcharlee and a stripe from Riley Blake. I really love the RB knits that I have used so far, and at our local hardware/fabric shop they carry a few prints, stripes and solids. Bonus is, they always have one 40% off coupon to use on something not already on sale, so I can pick up a yard for a steal sometimes.
I made both the dresses in a 3/4, turns out they were pretty big. I did add length to the skirt, thinking I would need to, but I probably didn't. I tried the dress on each of the girls and it was quite big in the chest, so I went back and took this one in a little, and sewed the second one with a bigger seam allowance to start with.
I tested my fabric and decided there was enough stretch to turn the stripes for the neckband and sleeve cuffs. I thought it was a fun feature.
George claimed this one because she wanted to wear these shoes and as it turns out, these shoes were kind of the inspiration for the dress. I found them over the weekend for a steal and couldn't pass them up.
I originally bought this fabric for me, but held on to it for a few months. I realized I was very unlikely to wear something this loud, so I had settled on a pair of Playtime leggings. But those wouldn't work until it cools off, so I decided why not give this a go. And I loooove it so much! I think this is my favorite of the two.
It was kind of hurting my head to work out what part of the print to use for the neckband and sleeve cuff, so I actually left the cuffs off and just hemmed them. And the picutre is a little washed out, it is actually not white, but a very light blue.