You guys, the Skater Dress is HERE!! Well, not HERE here. Actually, it’s over at Kitschy Coo, but we here at Crafterhours are big fans! If you were one of the 4 billion people on this planet anxiously awaiting the release of this much-anticipated pattern, I’m happy to report that you can now click yourself over to Amanda’s shop and buy it. (And if you’re like me, proceed to churn out 37 of them in the first week.)
I already showed you my Valentine’s version:
But I also tested out a couple more. I’m not sure it can be called “testing” after the first one though. I hear the first one’s free and after that it’s an addiction.
Amanda guides you through the world’s easiest and prettiest and most gratifying neckband insertion. I could seriously just sew these neckbands on all day. Don’t hold me to that.
This photoshoot ended in typical fashion – 1 to 2 usable shots followed by new heights of ridiculousness:
Yeah. So instead of that, let’s focus on this pattern. I obviously can’t recommend it enough. It’s just the best silhouette for cute little girl style, it’s comfortable enough that they’ll actually wear it, and it’s a great way to showcase gorgeous (or hallucinogenic) fabric. Oh, and you don’t need a serger. (I should know, mine’s been in the shop for 2 months. I actually use my serger more for finishing woven garments than for constructing knits. But that’s a blog post for another day.)
But wait, there’s more! Thanks to a generous offer from my lovely co-blogger Susan, this pattern is now completely digitized! Susan is also digitizing a soon-to-be pattern for another Very Famous Blogger, so stay tuned for that. And if you have a pattern that you’d like to have digitized, either for sale or for your own use, you should contact her. Word on the street is that she’s accepting clients! Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like more info.
But wait, there’s even more! If you want to win your very own copy of the Skater Dress, just leave a comment below telling us and the entire internet community your most embarrassing moment. We don’t have any, so we want to hear yours. PLEASE leave an email address in your comment if it’s not linked to your profile so we can contact you.
One winner will be chosen at random on Monday, open world-wide, no duplicate comments please.