The Girls Skater Dress is surprisingly easy to make, especially with the help of our step-by-step photo tutorial!
This dress pattern is for sizes 6-9 months up to 7-8 years and suitable for improvers, if you are looking for a complete-beginners project, why not have a go at making our Leggy Pants first?
Baboosh clothes are designed to grow along, don't be tempted to make the next size up as it will probably be too big! If you're unsure please refer to the sizing table, additionally the hem to shoulder measurements are as follows: 6-9 months: 45.5cm // 9-12m: 47.5cm // 12-18m: 51cm // 18-24m: 53cm // 2-3y: 56cm // 3-4y: 59.5cm // 4-5y: 63.5cm // 5-6y: 66cm // 6-7y: 69cm // 7-8y: 72cm.
Ideally you would be using an overlocker/serger, however you can make this dress using a standard sewing machine. For top tips sewing jersey fabrics, please take a look at this blog post!
This is a PDF download to be printed by you, make sure that you have the print size set to 100% (no scaling) to make sure your pattern prints correctly! The document prints on 13 pages.
Strip for trims, 10cm length, 1.2m width. (Ribbing gives the best result. Alternatively you could also cut the trims out of the same fabric as the dress, or a different jersey fabric, as long as it has good stretch & recovery!)