Thursday, April 25, 2013

Kitschy Coo Skater Dress Flutter Sleeve, final edition with free downloadable pattern!

Well after three trial Skater Dresses, I finally cut into the fabulous Bambi organic cotton jersey from Kitschy Coo's shop.
Myra says it is the best dress ever, and I am inclined to agree.
Could the little deers and bunnies be any cuter??? I think not.
The flutter sleeve makes me insanely happy. I'm sure y'all are tired of hearing about it, but I am pleased with how it all worked out.
It's pretty from the back, too.
So, would you like to make your own? I've put together an honest to goodness PDF pattern and tutorial for you. I considered publishing all the details in a blog post, but I thought it would be easier to have something you could just print out and keep with your pattern. So here it is...

Click here to download the pattern piece.
Click here to download the full tutorial.

This is my first time doing this, so I'm sure we'll have a bug or two. Please email me at katiedeshazer (at) gmail (dot) com if you have any trouble with the files or the pattern itself.
Now go forth! Make Flutter Sleeve Skater Dresses! And if you do, please let me know!! Send me an email or leave me a comment on this post. I'll be stalking the Kitschy Coo Flickr group with hope in my eyes.
Myra thinks these flowers will look nice with your new dress.

23 comments:

  1. What a darling dress, Myra looks just so cute. Congrats on the pattern, I bet it is the first of many. Do you have any favorite sites for boy fabric? Thanks

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    1. Thank you! I answered you by email but for the sake of others who may be wondering - I like:
      http://kitschycoo.bigcartel.com/
      http://www.naturesfabrics.com/
      http://www.printknitsstudio.com/
      Joann also has a nice selection of baby boy prints as well as interlock and ribbing solids

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  2. Adorable! It came out so cute! Thanks for the tute, too! :D

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  3. I love this dress! The fabric is awesome. Thanks for the tutorial and pattern!

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    1. Thank you! I hope one of your girls benefits from it! :)

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  4. Every one of these is cuter than the next! Great dress, Katie...congratulations!

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  5. One dress is cuter than the last! Great pattern, Katie. Well done. AND I love Myra's boots!

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    1. Thank you! Myra's my little cowgirl. Hasn't been in Texas for half her life, but she knows her roots. :)

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  6. I love the flutter sleeve! I'm guessing I'll be caving pretty soon and buying the skater dress pattern so I can give this sleeve a try.;)

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    1. Yes!! It's my go to dress pattern for Myra, although your girls may be at the upper range for the size.

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  7. I am all over these flutter sleeves! Thanks for the pattern. Sure wish I didn't have to work tomorrow...Myra's dress is wonderful. That fabric is delish! Great job!!

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  8. That fabric is unbelievably gorgeous, and so is Myra of course! Did you finish the sleeve edge in pink thread on your overlocker?

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    1. Thank you! I did use the overlocker. It's a 3 thread narrow stitch, but balanced rather than tensions set for the rolled edge. It's also not quite as dense as a "serger rolled hem" is supposed to be.

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  9. Thanks so much for providing the add-on, I'm so excited. The dress came out fabulous! I haven't used the deer fabric yet, Maia is most disgruntled :)

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    1. Myra loves it so much! I'm not surprised Maia is wanting her own. That deer print makes me squee.

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  10. Great job Katie. So generous to provide pattern and tutorial. Well done

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    1. Thank you! Love giving a little back to our sewing community.

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  11. That's adorable, and look at those boots!

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    1. Can you tell she was born in Texas! :) It's in her blood!

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  12. Too stinking cute with those boots!

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    1. They're her favorite. She's my pink cowgirl. :)

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