So I’m not really sure why, but apparently this kind of dress is called a skater dress. Are they ideal for skating? I would think there would be too much potential for a london/france/underpants scenario.
Regardless, I decided to be all “street” for 5 minutes and call it the SK8R dress! (Don’t worry, it won’t last long. Anyone who calls themselves “street” and writes “street” in quotes is definitely not “street”.)
(sidenote: my college roomate’s little brother got his girlfriend “in trouble” and told me he hoped it was a boy so they could name him N8. He wanted to know if numbers were allowed on birth certificates. And this, boys and girls, is the number one danger of engaging in premarital sex. No 17 year old should be responsible for naming another human. Thankfully the good Lord in his infinite wisdom saw fit to bless them with a little girl, who ended up with a very normal name spelled in a traditional way.)
I briefly entertained thoughts of paint splattering my own fabric until I ran across this fabric at Girl Charlee and decided to take the easy way out. My girls are in need of some simple knit dresses, so I thought a skirted t-shirt was the way to go.
I would stick to the easy and comfy racerback dress, but my older daughter can’t wear sleeveless things to school on her out-of-uniform days, so we needed some options. I’m kind of digging these simple cap sleeves. I tend to go for a gathered puff sleeve, so it was fun to do something a little different (as if that fabric wasn’t different enough).
I think she likes it. She smiled, said thank you, and proceeded to wear it continuously for 4 days. As handmade things go, that’s a winner. Actually, that’s a winner for laundry too. Maybe not so much for smelliness though.
Now I’m off to make another one for big sister. And maybe a baby one too. And the one requested by her babysitter. And the one I was thinking of making for myself. I may have started something here…