An Oliver + S Roller Skate Dress unlined and in rayon. My inspiration dress is at the bottom from H&M. We have about 6 or 7 of them from H&M but they are a cotton challis. It's a beautiful drapey cotton that had me fooled. I really thought it was rayon. Anyway, I found ONE rayon challis at Joanns. Everything else was crepy or silky or really ugly. I searched two Joanns and finally found this one. It's not a great print but I was anxious to try this dress out. The Roller Skate dress pattern was the closest I could find to the style of the H&M dress. The H&M dress has pockets, cap sleeves and the elastic at the waist is actually at the waist. But this is close don't you think?
I didn't line the dress like the pattern calls for but instead I made bias trim for the neck and arm holes. And I added a little opening in the back (I omitted the back seam and cut the fabric on the fold). I made a size 7 and added about 3" to the length. Emily is almost 9 and the 7 is a little loose on her tiny frame.
Below are a couple of the H&M inspirations.
Cute right?? The girls love to wear them and it's nice and cool for spring/summer