Skating Dress

Front view. I had not hemmed the sleeves yet.

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DD wants to start wearing skating dresses to her figure skating class. DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH THOSE THINGS COST!!!??? So off I went to Spandex House in New York, which is skating dress supply central, and stocked up on a few fabrics that sparkle and stretch. I’m planning on making several of these, but I want her to wear this to one of her classes and tell me if it’s OK.

The pattern I used was KwikSew 3508, which was just what I needed. I appliqued the sparkly fabric to the front and back pieces of plainer fabric. I started it yesterday, and from tracing the pattern to having it on her body, I could have finished it in one day. Then I decided to watch a movie after dinner rather than sew, so I finished it today. But really, it was very easy.

DD has been wearing it around the house all day. I’m glad she likes it.

Back view. It's a bit big on her, because I would like it to last until spring.

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12 Comments

  1. Shams
    Posted August 27, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Very cute! Wow, she is really growing! (They have that tendency, I know. πŸ™‚ )

  2. Posted August 27, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Nice skating costume. I hope you have fun with the skating sewing, I have a not-very-secret fondness for sewing with sparkly stretchy fabric for dance costumes, so different from day clothes.

  3. Posted August 28, 2011 at 12:08 am | Permalink | Reply

    Excellent job! Those can be very tricky to work on and it looks great. And yes I do know how much they cost. O.o

    I would suggest a few short sleeved ones; the little skater in question may get a little hot while she’s working so hard out there. (Experience) A cute little matching cardi can be an excellent accessory that can be removed when things get warmer. And we all know how much girls LOVE accessories! πŸ˜‰

    You really did a great job for your first one! (This was your first?)

    Yes – the Spandex House rocks! And I too have a not-so-secret love of sparkles… on anything.

    • Posted August 28, 2011 at 8:36 am | Permalink | Reply

      short sleeve with matching cardigan, you say? I will keep that in mind. And yes, this is my first skating dress. But, I suspect, not my last.

  4. Posted August 28, 2011 at 5:21 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Your daughter is beautiful — she looks so pleased with the skating outfit you made!

  5. Posted August 28, 2011 at 9:00 pm | Permalink | Reply

    That is a fantastic skating outfit! And you are right she will definitely grow into it…can’t wait to see what other versions you have up your sleeves.

  6. Posted August 28, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Wow! Your did a wonderful job. Your daughter is beautiful. She will probably want a new one every week πŸ˜‰

  7. Posted August 29, 2011 at 4:35 am | Permalink | Reply

    So cute, I can see why she wants to wear it around the house too! That adorable skirt!

  8. Posted August 29, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Mama, you rock! I love it.

  9. Posted September 1, 2011 at 10:51 am | Permalink | Reply

    She looks very happy with her skating dress! Looking forward to seeing the more to come.

  10. Pier
    Posted September 7, 2011 at 11:36 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I would suggest a few short sleeved ones; the little skater in question may get a little hot while she’s working so hard out there. (Experience) A cute little matching cardi can be an excellent accessory that can be removed when things get warmer. And we all know how much girls LOVE accessories!
    +1

  11. Posted September 18, 2011 at 8:43 am | Permalink | Reply

    Love it! And can’t get over how big she is too πŸ™‚

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