Kitschy Coo Skater Dress: DIY cerise pink lace skater dress

Kitschy Coo Skater Dress in lace
Kitschy Coo Skater Dress in lace

Kitschy Coo Skater Dress in lace

Back in August we went to Euro Disney and my 4, (5 in January), year old daughter picked out this cerise pink stretch lace for herself when we went fabric shopping in Paris. The lace needed underlining so I bought some cerise pink viscose/ cotton jersey and downloaded the Kitschy Coo Skater Dress pattern. I have previously made the adult size version of this dress for myself, and the little girls version is even more of a pleasure to sew as it tapes together so easily.

Kitschy Coo Skater Dress in lace

Kitschy Coo Skater Dress in lace

As mentioned, I underlined the lace with a lightweight jersey. Even though I basted the jersey to the lace, I obviously didn’t think about the edges of the cut fabric curling slightly, and discovered that I had to be careful when sewing pieces together, that edges were not left unsewn.

Kitschy Coo Skater Dress in lace

Kitschy Coo Skater Dress in lace

It all goes together so painlessly (unless you accidentally burn a hole in the bodice – I managed to salvage it!!) and my little girl is absolutely thrilled with it. Pink is her favourite colour, in case you were wondering :-)

I didn’t follow the exact sewing order prescribed as I inserted the sleeves flat, sewed up the side seams of the bodice, sewed the side seams of the outer lace skirt and inner lace lining (treating the lace outer separate to the inner lining), and sewed the lining and outer lace skirts to the bodice so that the lining of the skirt hangs free. BTW, looking at the photos the waist seam looks a little bumpy. I think it needs a good press.

Kitschy Coo Skater Dress in lace

Kitschy Coo Skater Dress in lace

Pattern Review

Pattern Description:

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.

Pattern Sizing:

18m – 8y. I made a size 3T

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Yes.

Were the instructions easy to follow?

Yes.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

It tapes together so easily and is really an invaluable pattern to have in your stash. You can make it time and time again in so many different fabrics and it’s just so comfortable and easy to wear. No dislikes really.

Fabric Used:

Stretch lace underlined with a viscose/ cotton jersey.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

None really, other than I didn’t follow the exact sewing order prescribed as I inserted the sleeves flat, sewed up the side seams of the bodice, sewed the side seams of the outer lace skirt and inner lace lining (treating the lace outer separate to the inner lining), and sewed the lining and outer lace skirts to the bodice so that the lining of the skirt hangs free.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

Yes and yes.

Conclusion:

My daughter loves it and that’s what counts.

Until next time….

Kitschy Coo Skater Dress in lace

Kitschy Coo Skater Dress in lace

 

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About sewmanju

I love to shop, but I also love to sew my own clothes, and am currently on a mission to improve my (fairly basic) dressmaking skills. I confess to going into shops and being outraged at the prices of some (not very well made) garments (is it an age thing?) and think "huh, I could make some thing at least as good as that for less" (is it something to do with coming from the Indian subcontinent?) So this blog details my sewing endeavours, both good and bad....I love to nosey through other people's sewing projects....now everyone can get to see mine.

20 responses to “Kitschy Coo Skater Dress: DIY cerise pink lace skater dress”

  1. love to sew says :

    Very cute

    Sent from my iPad

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  2. prttynpnk says :

    She and her dress are adorable!!

  3. Candice says :

    Your daughter is adorable, and you did an awesome job with this dress!

  4. black label says :

    very pink, very cute!!! lovely job.

  5. Beth (SunnyGal Studio) says :

    adorable and she looks perfect. what a great style that you can modify to make different looks.

  6. Nessa says :

    Awwww – she just loves the dress her Mummy made for her! This is so sweet! Amazing how quickly children’s versions sew up isn’t it.

  7. Amanda S. says :

    Super cute! That shade of pink looks great with her skin tone. Your daughter is precious!!!

  8. Sew, Jean Margaret says :

    A mini version of you, and looking gorgeous in her new pink dress. Just beautiful and she looks very pleased.

  9. Angela says :

    What a cutie! So satisfying to make something for someone — especially daughters — and them love it. She can look forward to lots of happy memories of you making things:)

  10. Leslie says :

    Adorable! Both your daughter and the dress! Thanks for the review. I just sewed my tween daughter a version of the lady skater dress and was very frustrated trying to alter the smallest adult size to fit her. Then when I’m almost finished I realized (while looking up lady skater tips online) that there is a girls skater pattern- sheesh! Anyway, can’t wait to download the girls pattern and give it a try next time instead of using the adult pattern.

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