Tuesday 5 November 2013

Jumping on the lady skater band wagon

So it has already been very well documented in the blogging world that the Kitschy Coo lady skater pattern is amazing.  I'm just adding my voice to this, it really is AMAZING!

I had never sewn with jersey before but there are so many great blogs out there with super helpful tips, so having spent a lot of time reading, I jumped right in.  Also the tips and beginner instructions that come with the pattern are ace.

It may have been beginners luck but this dress came together with no problems what so ever (at least on the stitching front).

In my usual impatient style I did not make a muslin. I figured that as I picked up my fabric for £3 a meter, it could be a wearable muslin. However, I did have to underline it as it was super thin. Even with an extra layer of fabric, I still had no sewing issues! Definitely a testimony to all the great tips out there. Thank you blogging community. 

However, this make was not totally without irritations. I managed to make a very silly mistake through my own assumptions. I have a really long body and always have to lengthen the bodice of patterns, so I jumped right in and lengthened this bodice by 5cm. As you may be able to see (or then again maybe not) from the photos, I really didn't need to, I'm not a massive fan of the dropped waist! 

Sorry for the rubbish quality of the photos. My camera is playing up and I took almost 100 photos even to get these ones!

I took this one just to show off the daisies. When I saw the fabric, there was no way I was going to resist. I had to have a daisy dress!

Just for fun, a twirly photo to show off the skirt. 

This pattern is going to become a staple, I have already cut out and started a second one! So watch this space. 

1 comment:

  1. Ooh I love this dress, so cute!! I have been dying to try my hand at a skater dress, it is such a simple, flattering shape, and yours came out darling! I especially love the daisy print - so cute and fun! :)