It is so much fun looking at fabrics with the girls and seeing a print really catch their eye. This “sweet” print reminds us so much of ice cream sprinkles! The girls both loved it immediately when we spotted it at Joann’s a few weeks ago- and score- it was on clearance last week. I used my new favorite digital pattern- the Skater dress by Kitschycoo.
This is the fourth dress I have made using this pattern and I have to say I think they are my girls absolute favorite things I have ever made for them. I have no idea why I was so intimidated to sew with knits for so long- it took this pattern to convince me otherwise and I am so glad I made that leap. Soft, comfortable and easy. This is the fastest dress I have ever done, no zippers, buttons or seam finishing. Now that I have knocked a few out I don’t even need the pattern instructions- LOVE that! Now if I could just get my hands on some of that awesome euro fabric she uses on her site I would be all set. Those graphic prints are to die for. I really wish I had access to fabrics like those in town…so much so I have been entertaining the idea of opening up my own fabric shop. Dreams.
Anyways, this is the first short sleeve version I have made and it will be perfect for the upcoming heat wave. We are expecting temperatures close to 90 degress this weekend. Crazy weather. Up and down, rain, storms, heat. I can’t keep up. Once I was on a roll i couldn’t stop and kept sewing to make capri leggings out of the fabric as well. Eleanor feels short changed that she gets the capris rather than the dress but I explained to her the benefit of being the younger sister- hand me downs!