Monday, 5 May 2014

My first Lady Skater

I finished my first Lady Skater dress yesterday and wore it to work today. Such a comfortable dress and still looks pretty good at the end of the day.



The fit is pretty good, although a bit loose around the place I think my waist used to be, but it doesn't really worry me. I shortened the bodice by 1 1/2 inches but next time I think I will make that 2 inches.  I also took out about an inch in the back so that the hem was even, a sway back adjustment, I think. I lengthened the skirt by 4 inches, just because I prefer a longer length, although next time I think I will make that 3 inches. When I look at the photos I think I may need to narrow the shoulders as well.
The fabric is a lovely jersey bought from Tessuti's some time ago  but it is so soft to wear and drapes beautifully. This was so easy to sew, most was done on my overlocker. I am pleased with this pattern and will make it again. In fact I have a lovely dark blue and black fabric to use. Its so good to have almost instant gratification. Also great to use up some fabric from my stash.
Happy Sewing!

4 comments:

  1. Yay! Love your new dress. I am a self confirmed Lady Skater junkie .... I have made five or six in the last two months. I have the same problem with bodice length and chop between 3 and 4 inches off depending on the stretch of the fabric. I've just recently discovered the Colette Moneta .... A really lovely knit dress which goes up to plus sizes. Looking forward to seeing more skaters from you.

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    1. Thanks I can't wait to make the next dress. This fabric did have alot of stretch so I will take that into account, thanks for the tip. I hope to make that many .

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  2. Nice fitting dress and cute print!

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  3. Thank you its very comfortable to wear.

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