Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Skipper Top => Skipper Dress

As you may have seen from this post, I made a lot of Skipper Tops a few weeks ago.  When I was testing the pattern for the top, all I could think about was how easily it could be made into a dress.  

I kept visualizing the banded version of the Skipper Top turned into a drop waisted dress with a drawstring waist.  Since the girls didn't need all the 10 tops I had made during testing, I decided to turn a couple into dresses by adding a little more knit after the bottom band.  

These dresses with the short sleeves are perfect for the upcoming fall weather.  I love knit dresses since the girls are comfortable in them and I don't have to think too hard when picking out their clothes (don't have to dig out a matching top and bottom from their eclectic collection of clothing).  

The result was not quite what I had visualized, but still pretty cute!  The ruffle knit I used adds a little bit of fun to the look.  I love the flow of it when they are running around.

Anyone else out there mixing up some patterns or altering existing clothes right now?  I'm in the middle of figuring out how to remix the Pop-Over Sundress for the upcoming Project Run & Play sew-along.  Changing up patterns is one of my favorite things about sewing!

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  1. Love love love! I was phenomenal on the skipper top- and new to knits. I recently tried a different tshirt pattern and had a flop- I absolutely love that pattern and love your dresses!!

    1. Thanks! I agree, the way this pattern comes together is straight forward and I didn't have a lot of wonky results. I love knits since you can leave hems and seams unfinished, but they are tricky and unpredictable at times.