My kid now has three Roller Skate Dresses, and two Roller Skate Tunics. Enough already.
This one is meant for the first day of school - this year, Julia is going to a new school. She's spent the last two years at a great school, but now she's going to head off to the Montessori school that her brother attended. I'm really a believer in the whole Montessori thing, especially for a kid like mine who has a November birthday, and won't be eligible to attend kindergarten until she's almost six. I worry that she'd get bored with yet another year of the same pre-school stuff. I hope I'm making the right decision....
Anyways, I decided to make a dress based on what Julia's working on right now - writing her letters. She can pretty much write her name so that someone could recognize it, and she can identify a few letters, every once in a while.
The dress, again, is the Oliver + S Roller Skate Dress. This is made in a 3T, out of a lightweight stretch corduroy, lined with a bed sheet that I'm now using to line just about everything.
So, I can make this dress with my eyes closed. For this one, I decided to add a practice writing paper border which I painstakingly satin stitched over a couple of days. The letters are not perfect. But, neither are my 3 year old's!
It's really soft and comfortable, and since I know my kid likes this pattern, I was pretty sure she'd be up for a modelling session...which, she was!
Here's a close-up of the satin stitching - hardly perfect, but does work.....