striped lady skater dress

2.11.2014



Stripes!  I love a knit with stripes.  After making my first garment with the Lady Skater patten by Kitschy Coo I decided to give it another try.  I had ordered this super soft knit from fabric.com for a piece I had wanted to sew up for Project Sewn.  Just never got around to making what I thought I was going to, so it ended up being the perfect amount and fabric for a Lady Skater.



I do love the fit of this dress.  Even though I'm not one for wearing dresses much, this one is just super comfy and casual I know I'll wear it a lot.  I had first sewed it before I had any clear elastic so I substituted regular 1/4'' elastic.  I think that it would have been okay if the fabric had been thicker, but with this knit it made the seam wavy and stiff.  So I finished the dress anyway and stuck it in my closet. The other day I remembered to pick up some clear elastic and fixed that waistline!  It didn't take very long to fix and it made the dress just perfect fitting in my opinion.


I will definitely enjoy wearing it, especially when it warms up a bit!

Pattern: Lady Skater by Kitschy Coo
Fabric: fabric.com


26 comments :

  1. It looks great on you! love how light and comfy it looks

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  2. I love stripes! This looks so comfy, I would wear it all the time.

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  3. Hi Anna--
    Great dress! I just bought the pattern :) Do you have any details on the fabric? Is it jersey, interlock, etc., what's the stretch, and so on....
    Thanks!
    Bethany

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    1. Thank you! The fabric is sold out now, it was called
      Stretch Cotton Jersey Knit Thin Stripe White/Army Green. It's much lighter than an interlock, but slightly heavier than a tissue weight knit, some stretch.

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  4. it's adorable! i really like it with your tights and boots.

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  5. Eep! Love this!! It looks fabulous on you. Off to check out your fabric and the pattern - I've been thinking about trying this pattern for a while.

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  6. This is the first lady skater dress that I have actually liked. It's beautiful! Could you please link to your actual fabric? The link just goes to all knit fabric and it's so hard to judge weight without having a guideline...

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    1. Thank you! Wish I could have linked to the actual fabric but it's sold out. Thank you! The fabric is sold out now, it was called 'Stretch Cotton Jersey Knit Thin Stripe White/Army Green'. It's much lighter than an interlock, but slightly heavier than a tissue weight knit, some stretch.

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  7. It looks fantastic on you. Nice job matching those stripes on the side!

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  8. Stripes are such an essential to a wardrobe. Love this skater dress!

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  9. Whoa, I need this dress!! Yours looks gorgeous, Anna!

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  10. This is cra-zy flattering. And I don't lie, because once I told you straight up that you needed to nip in your side seams a little more at the waist. Nothing like strangers saying what's what.

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  11. It's fantastic! And soo flattering. You look fab in it! And very nice stripe matching on that pocket! :)

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  12. This is so very, very cute! You are right, it fits perfect.

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  13. Very pretty! I agree, knits with stripes are the best.

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  14. Looks really comfortable, I'd love to wear it. Well done! :)

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  15. So, so lovely!
    You are looking great!!!

    ♥ Ines

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  16. Beautiful dress Anna. It looks fantastic on you. I love the thin stripes.

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  17. Super cute dress!! It's very flattering on you!!

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  18. Love it! So cute and comfy! Great job!:)

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  19. You are so adorable! Love love this dress and that fabric!

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  20. I was a little worried about fit , but fit beautifully, I am 5"3 and 125lbs and ordered a size 6 (it is a little snug around the waist, but it's a corset so that is expected).

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  21. Nice! I, too love a striped knit. Looks great with the boots!

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