I'm finally getting around to posting my Lady Skater dresses. Before I talk about how much I love this pattern by Kitschy Coo, a few disclaimers.
1. I'm having trouble with my camera, so my photos are grainy. I'm trying to balance taking large photos so I can edit and space on my computer. So far, it's a loosing battle.
2. on this particular day, my son has had a stomach bug for 1 week+, we've been to the pediatrician for what they thought might be appendicitis, and my 7 year old daughter has thrown up all over my car
So, my photos are grainy, my dresses are wrinkled, and I'm feeling kind of grumpy. Now that I've set the tone, on to the dresses.
I love, love, love this pattern. It's super easy to sew, and though I was skeptical, it really does flatter most body types. I perused the Flickr group before I made mine to see what other had done and was really impressed.
The orange dress above is a medium weight, cotton Lycra blend that has a really nice weight and drape (similar fabric). The contrast band at the bottom is a charcoal ponte knit.
For my second Lady Skater I wanted something more neutral that I could pair with a colorful scarf and boots.
So I used the same charcoal ponte knit from the band on the orange dress. The problem is, the ponte has much less stretch.
It looks okay on, but it's a bit tough getting on and off. I still love it and will definitely wear it. Next time I'll be a little more aware of the stretch. The pattern has great guidelines for choosing fabric and how to test the stretch. So I definitely I don't have a good excuse
Lastly, here's my super ugly muslin. I was really glad I did a muslin because for my body, I definitely needed to make some adjustments.
I cut a size 4 initially, but ended up blending the upper body to more of a size 1 or 2. I also cut the armscye in a bit based on my own t-shirt pattern and made the neck a little wider.
I think I've got at least one or two more of these in me.
How many dresses is too many?
My closet is becoming dangerously full.