September 9, 2013

Lady Skater

I finally hopped on the PDF pattern bandwagon and bought the Lady Skater Pattern.  I will admit to
having a hard time getting the pattern lines to line up when taping the pattern together.  If you follow me on instagram you saw.  I just smoothed those lines out when tracing the pattern.

I made my 'normal' adjustments when tracing the pattern.  For me that includes taking about 2.5" out of the back waist length.  I also ended up taking .75" out of the front waist and depending on the fabric, I could actually take a bit more out.  I added 4" to the skirt when I traced it and then added another 2" when cutting this fabric. 

The fabric is an ITY Knit that I bought from Fabric.com sometime in the last couple of years.  It is a pink and brown print and I had 3 yards, which was enough to make me this dress and make a magic pencil skirt for The Princess. 

I had to throw a temper tantrum to get The Musical One to mark the hem on this dress and then it took me a week to get it sewn.  Sparking the coverstitch question.  I think the hem is a bit high - you know, because I have old lady knees, but the dress is so much fun to wear that I wasn't worried that my knees were showing all day!  Oh - and if you notice I'm wearing heels in the pics?  Yea - I've been going to massage and I'm up to wearing short heels half a day!  Yea!!!

There's really not a lot to say about this dress it's a quick, easy sew that is flattering on everyone I've seen.  If you haven't made one yet - you need to try it!


14 comments :

  1. Very nice. Love the fabric and the dress looks great on you.

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  2. I purchased this pattern and need to give it a try. Nice looking dress on you, pretty fabric.

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  3. That is a very cute dress, great job. Thanks for the info on the length.

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  4. Love the dress, but I'm pretty sure I'm a long way from making one. Seems to me I bought a pattern for a good beginner dress... not that I have time to work on it!

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  5. Another beautiful dress to add to your wardrobe!

    I had no idea that dress patterns are sold as PDFs. Wow, am I behind the times.

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  6. Great dress! I finally broke down and ordered the lady skater pattern last week and taped all the pieces together and cut them out, now i just need actually cut the fabric and get started, but i keep getting distracted by other projects! seeing yours is reminding me how much i want to make it, so i'll have to get down to it this weekend!!

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  7. I noticed the heels right away and would like to say that I'm glad I'm rubbing off on you! tehehehe! The dress is cute and if you liked wearing it that much you should make another!

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  8. Oh! I totally love that dress on you! So flattering!
    well done G!

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  9. It is really pretty! I love that fabric, and the fit is really flattering. I'll be making one some time - possibly as soon as I finish reorganizing my fabric on the new shelves in my office.

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  10. Cute dress, It looks like a great fit, and it is very flattering! LOVE! Do you have plans to make it again yet? I'm glad you've been getting massage that is helping. xo

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  11. Beautiful dress! I think it is a perfect length and your knees are lovely! My husband has been having a stiff neck and I finally talked him into getting a massage. He is a believer now.

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  12. This dress looks really, really good!! I've seen it around the blogosphere and it screams "Kathy!" What a fantastic, wearable, versatile pattern. And you did such nice work with yours!

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