reversible rayon roller skate dress for oliver + s

hey guys!  i have been sewing along a little with kids clothes week this week but not as much as usual – largely because i was working on a tutorial for Oliver + S (and tutorials take me foooorrrreeeeeveerrrrrrrrr)!

would you like to learn how to make the Roller Skate Dress (one of my favorite dress patterns) fully reversible, blind hem and all?  WELL!  i can show you how.

reversible roller skate dress // skirt as top

E loves her new springy dress and it’s made out of the brand new Cotton + Steel rayon!  i’ve got to make something for myself with this stuff.  it seems like a dream to wear, and it’s just so darn pretty too.  but of course it is.  it’s Cotton + Steel.  😉

reversible roller skate dress // skirt as top

spring has come early here in the Pacific Northwest, a far cry from last year at this time!

reversible roller skate dress // skirt as top

head on over to the Oliver + S blog to see my tutorial and more photos of this dress, and hopefully i can wrap up my KCW sewing and pop in later this weekend to show you.


10 thoughts on “reversible rayon roller skate dress for oliver + s

  1. Brooke says:

    Oh I love how it looks like two different dresses- so fun. Also I’m totally jonesing for some of that C+S for myself!! Every garment I’ve seen with it looks so nice!

  2. rachel says:

    Oh Kristin, I can’t believe I didn’t comment on this! The reversible idea is genius! Maybe this is a stupid question, but are there button loops and buttons on both sides then? I remember you mentioning the button in the tutorial but I can’t remember that specifically – it’s been a couple of day. The fabrics are great and E is as darling as ever.

    • kristin says:

      There are buttons on both sides, yes, but just one loop. On the Roller Skate Dress, the loop sits right in the seam allowance, so you could either have it come to one side or the other and there’s no difference. Nice, eh? Thanks Rachel! 🙂

  3. Sarah says:

    Getting that hem to come together for a 2-sided dress like this is something I’d been pondering but had not worked through. My daughter really likes this dress (she has 2 already), and she’ll enjoy getting a couple of lightweight reversible ones for this summer, as well. Thanks for putting in the brain power to work this out!

    • kristin says:

      Thank you! Oh man I pondered it for so long and fretted that I’d have an un-turnable mess that I’d need to totally rip out, but I was preeeetty sure it would work. Thank goodness it did!

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