Wednesday, July 3, 2013

A series of Skaters; dresses, that is

When I made my Lady Skater Dress, it used so little fabric that I had a huge piece left. LadyKatza mentioned her intention to make matching Skaters for herself and her daughter, and I could not get the idea out of my head.
So I made one for Myra to match mine. I can't even tell you how thrilled she was.
But I couldn't stop at just one. There was enough of the cheetah print ITY to also make one for my niece! Three yards of fabric got me three Skater Dresses - one for me, one for Myra and one for Emma! I love that pattern.
While I was making Skaters anyway, I had to sew up this one from the World of Knights fabric from Kitschy Coo's shop. This fabric -gah! Myra and I are in complete agreement in our absolute love for it. I used yellow ribbing for the bands, but there are so many colors in the print, you could go with pretty much anything.
Since the print is directional, it does take a wee bit more yardage to get things to line up properly, but oh, it is so worth the trouble! Myra loves this dress. I love that she identifies most strongly with the (slightly effeminate) Knight! Of course, the Princess is actually pretty awesome, too. Look closely and you see her saving herself from a tower and riding her own noble steed, thankyouverymuch. This is the ultimate Girl Power Princess fabric.
Of course, the slinky ITY version is the perfect ballerina dress. Can you believe that 5th position? She's a natural.
So, with these three dresses, I have now sewn an even dozen Skater Dresses in various sizes, and I have another cut out and ready to sew. After all, I need something to show you for...
The Lady Skater pattern tour!! I'm so thrilled to be participating. Seriously, this is one amazing line up. I can't wait to see what this talented group of ladies come up with. Stick around! It's gonna be awesome.

12 comments:

  1. Those are super little dresses. Gosh, Myra is growing so fast. Every time you post a photo, it looks like she's taller.

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  2. So awesome, both the matching dresses and the empowered princess dress. I pre-washed my skater dress fabric last night, and the denim, but I have three UFO's to finish up in the meantime.
    #doalltheprojects

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  3. Adorable. I have the adult pattern and can't wait to sew it up!

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  4. Mommy/daughter skaters, PERFECT! Can't wait to see what you make for the pattern tour so I can shamelessly knock it off., ;)

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  5. oh man, that princess fabric is pure joy. love it!

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  6. Don't you love it when you can really use a pattern well? Your daughter's dresses are adorable.

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  7. I just love these dresses! I can't wait to make this dress for my girls.

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  8. So cute!!! I am overloading here- princesses kicking butt, leopard duos....its my fantasyland! You know I kinda want to be Myra when I grow up....

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  9. Oh my goodness gracious SO CUTE!! And, yes, she is a natural ballerina! I should know I used to dance ballet and my bro's wife is an ex professional ballerina! I'm excited about seeing the fruits of that skater sewalong!

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  10. Matching Skater Dresses = Awesomeness! I love each and every skater dress you've sewn, Katie!

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  11. Beautiful dresses and such a cutie-pie daughter!

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