Roller Skate Button Down Dress

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I made this very simple modification on the Oliver + S Roller Skate Dress. This pattern is so awesome because it is such versatile starting point for many projects.  So for this one, I kept the main shape of the dress the same as the original but I didn’t line the dress.  Instead, I included a button down front to make the shirt dress.  I did also keep the elastic at the waist (but used a bias binding casing to put it in) and then, I finished all the edges with bias binding.  Technically I could have finished the bottom without bias tape but it was late, and I had really gotten into the whole bias tape thing (and I cut a couple inches off the bottom, thought it would be too short and the baby was sleeping so I couldn’t measure it).  Luckily, it’s a little big so she has room to grow into it a bit.

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I’m currently crocheting a little sweater that I can pair with this dress to bring it into fall/winter.

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