Her New Favorite Dress


I finally got around to sewing up a Skater Dress for Yuki.  The pattern is by Amanda of Kitschy Coo and it is awesome!  I’ve been meaning to sew one since the pattern came out but other things kept cutting in front of it in my sewing line.  Well, last weekend was my mother-in-law’s birthday, and as a present, my sister-in-law had the great idea of getting pictures taken of Grandma and her 4 granddaughters at a photo studio.  We wanted to coordinate their clothes and decided on gray and purple.  Yuki didn’t have anything appropriate, so naturally I had to make something new 🙂


I made size 18M/2T for my petite 3 and a half year old.  I was a little skeptical about going with a size meant for a kid so much younger, but I went with the measurement chart and it fits really well and will probably fit for quite awhile, especially since it’s made of a stretchy knit fabric.  I already had this gorgeous fabric called “Silver Pin Dot and Charcoal Grey Cotton Lycra Knit” picked out for my first Skater Dress, so I’m glad it fit with the purple/gray colors we picked for the pictures!  I bought it from Drygoods Design but they don’t have it anymore and I can’t seem to find anyone who carries it online anymore.  Bummer for you!  It’s so pretty!


As you can probably tell by the title of this post, Yuki LOVES this dress.  In fact, she wore it three days in a row and would have worn it a fourth, but it was in the wash.  Then she wore it again the next day!


I asked her what she loves so much about the dress and she said the silver dots and her silver shoes.  The dots are definitely awesome, but I love the dress because it’s super comfy, casual and fun.  I can imagine this dress would be perfect in pretty much any knit fabric!


I used a really pretty violet knit, that has a tiny bit of a shimmer to it, to finish the neck and arm holes.  I actually bought this fabric to make something for me and I already have a Plantain tee cut out (I can’t wait)!  I also have quite a bit of this silver dot fabric left over, so I’m hoping to make something for myself as well.  Then Yuki and I can be twinsies!  😛


I do already have plans for at least one or two more Skater Dresses.  It’s a really fast and simple dress to sew, and such a practical piece for your kid’s wardrobe.  The pattern comes in four sizes, 18m/2T, 3T/4T, 5Y/6Y and 7Y/8Y, so I know I’ll be able to use it for years!  Amanda‘s directions are great and she is really a master at sewing knits, so there are some great tips in the pattern and HERE on her blog.  And I love the design of this dress – a simple fitted t-shirt like top with a semi-circle skirt.  I really recommend this pattern!


Check out this ‘tude.  I swear, this girl is 3 going on 13.  Sometimes I feel like I have a teenager already.

Ooh, are you participating in Kids Clothes Week?  It starts next Monday on January 27!  I am looking forward to sewing along for the first time in awhile since I missed the last two.  I haven’t figured out exactly what I want to sew yet.  Honestly, there are so many patterns I want to make, but Yuki doesn’t need any clothes – she has tons already!  So I’m a little stuck on what I should do.  Have you made plans yet?  I can’t wait to see what everyone makes – it’s always so inspirational!


25 thoughts on “Her New Favorite Dress

  1. Ha! Love that last pose…she’s working it! I have the adult lady skater pattern and I might just have to get the girls version! And that fabric is awesome!

  2. I’m so inspired by you, and it’s nice to have you back. I have a pile of stuff I want to make and I need to trace patterns which is the part that I don’t like much. This dress you made for Yuki is adorable and fits her perfect. I might go ahead and buy this pattern! I hope you decide to join the KWC and makes us go “Aw” with every garment you make. Have a nice week!!!!

    • Aww – this is such a sweet comment!! Thank you – it’s good to be back 🙂 I totally know what you mean about tracing patterns. When I’m stuck on that step I always just wish I could get to the fun part (the sewing) already! Hope you have a nice week too!

  3. Love the dress, the silver dots are perfect for it!

    For KCW I have a few dresses planned for my daughter, plus I need to make pajama tops for both my kids. I’m also making my daughter an outfit for summer, which is a little absurd because it is currently minus 4 degrees outside… but I’m really excited to make it.

    • That sounds like a great list!! Sewing for summer may seem silly, but I think when inspiration strikes, you should totally go for it! Sewing is so much more fun when you’re excited about it! Hope your KCW is going well.

  4. So cute!! Your fabrics are great. I’m not a purple person, but the shade of the one you used is really pretty. Can’t wait to see that plantain!

    • I made it! And it’s a little snug :/ But it’ll look great after I lose those 20 pounds I’m planning on losing. In the meantime, I think I’ll make another 😛

  5. So sweet and it must be satisfying that she loves the dress!

    It’s my first KCW and I am planning on sewing 3 things for my 9 month old bubba, just washed some fabric and we had fun folding fabric together this morning 🙂

  6. Such a cute dress and I’m glad Yuki loves it. My daughter refuses to wear just about everything I make for her so I stopped sewing for her. More for me!

  7. love this! I’m a sucker for grey knit, and those polka dots just make it that much better! Love your version of the Skater Dress!

  8. Ooooh!!! I love her dress!!! I have one exactly like it too…I made the Lady Skater dress over the summer in the same Silver Pin dot Fabric!! It is my favorite dress, so I can see why Yuki likes it so much! She is adorable too!

  9. This is beautiful. It look so easy to wear and your fabrics make it very tasteful. I’m not a purple fan either but that’s just the right shade and the right amount! It’s so hot here and the idea of a big, comfy T-shirt dress is really appealing!

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