I am posting just in the nick of time to get this entered into July's Flip this Pattern contest from Frances Suzanne. Whew, that was close!...and a lot of work! But I am so very pleased with the result :)
Here is my rainbow chevron Roller Skate Dress!
I love this pattern in it's original form but, as I was planning how to flip it, it was screaming "twirl factor!" to me. What girl isn't a fan of the twirl factor? So I added some ;)
The sleeves were also flared out a bit to keep it consistent.
And, of course, there is the rainbow chevron. Oh, the rainbow chevron! I have been wanting to do this for so long and I felt like this pattern was a great canvas for it. The chevron is pieced...with quarter square triangles. I am a big fan of quilt work but have honestly done only minimal pieces myself. So these chevrons were a bit of work for me. But I'd say they were definitely worth the payoff.
I added a faux collar with piping. I love how this ties in with the chevron strip.
Then there is this pretty embroidered fabric I used for the main dress.
Check out the attitude!
Keilana thinks it's number one! ;)
What do you think?