Thursday, August 15, 2013

Roller Skate Dress

My daughter started kindergarten on Tuesday and had her first full day yesterday.  She loves it, and I love it too, it's a great school.  But it is kind of strange to me that I went to an elementary school that had a bucket of soap bars in every classroom for the kids whose parents couldn't afford soap and now my daughter goes to a school where the kids look like the just walked off the runway.  Both are great schools, she is just having a totally different experience!

Since I made my daughter a dress for the first day of preschool last year, I thought I would make one again.  This year we chose the Roller Skate Dress from Oliver + S.
First day of kindergarten
I used hot pink Robert Kaufman seersucker for the outer fabric and a lightweight cotton for the lining.  I really love the seersucker and I am pleased that I have plenty leftover to make her a skirt at some point.

Harper's measurements fit a size 5 so I made the size 5 without any alterations.  She is very slender through the shoulders so the top fits a little bit big, but it isn't unwearably big and gives her a little room to grow.
roller skate dress front
Overall I thought the pattern was very well written and the fastest and easiest dress pattern that I have made.  I do not sew a lot of clothes so if I can do it, you can do it.  
roller skate dress back
Harper really liked the dress and we already have fabric washed and waiting to make the tunic version :)

Thanks for all of your feedback about doing a giveaway as a way to destash.  I am planning on going through everything this weekend and I hope to get the giveaway posted on Sunday or Monday, so watch out for it!


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14 comments :

  1. So so cute. Your daughter is adorable. I love how little girls wear leggings under everything these days.

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  2. She is so cute and I love that dress! Great pick for fabric too.

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  3. She is so cute. I'm watching for your destash and/or giveaway.

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  4. She is so cute! Love the dress, and it looks like she does too :o)

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  5. What a cute dress! My oldest starts kindergarten this year too but school for us doesn't start until just after Labor Day. Can't wait too see your tunic version!

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  6. This is really adorable! Have you been doing a bit of blog updating? If so, it looks good!

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  7. Sweet dress.
    Yes, kindy has changed a lot since I was there too.

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  9. The dress is so cute - congrats on your daughter starting kindergarten, a milestone!

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  10. Love the dress! She looks so adorable and I'm so happy that she is enjoying school. My daughter just started High School this year so its a new experience for her as well. Super cute!!!

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  11. So cute! Hope she loved her first day!! I just finished a Geranium dress for Aria this morning. Couldn't believe how fast and easy it was. I already have fabrics chosen for another, but first plan to make 2 baby versions. So.. if you'd like another easy dress pattern =)

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  12. Oh my goodness, she is too cute! That dress looks perfect for her.

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