Kitschy Coo Skater Dress: DIY cerise pink lace skater dress

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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By day I work in the exciting world of pharmaceutical regulatory affairs, registering medicines (!), but by night I turn in to a sewing diva, making all manner of clothes in my beautiful sewing space (which you can tour using the link at the top of this blog). I love how sewing and sewing clothes that fit my curvy body continually challenges me. I enjoy working with all different types of fabric, and whilst I don't like to put restrictions on myself and say I won't buy RTW, the truth is that I probably rarely do buy it, preferring the fit of my own me-made clothes. I love to use natural fibres where ever possible and colourful coats are an obsession of mine! Sewing is both my addiction and my therapy. You can contact me at sewmanju@yahoo.co.uk

20 thoughts on “Kitschy Coo Skater Dress: DIY cerise pink lace skater dress

  1. 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:)

  2. 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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