You’ve heard of Kitschycoo’s Lady Skater Dress by now, it’s been around for a couple of years. Well always late to the party I finally downloaded the pattern in June. I figured it’d be a good pattern for everyday wear, you know, nice and comfy as it’s for jersey.
I was expecting this first version to be a toile, so I used some bright pink leopard print jersey I had ordered with the intention of making a t-shirt.
I can’t remember which size I made now, so sorry for not being terribly useful there, but the fit is definitely true to size. I was a bit worried it wouldn’t be flattering across my tummy as I’ve put a bit of weight on, but it actually looks pretty good and doesn’t draw attention to my stomach at all.
I made no adjustments to the pattern except to make the neckline a bit higher. I made the cap sleeve version, even though I know cap sleeves don’t suit me and tend to annoy me. The reason for this was not having enough fabric and also expecting this to be a toile I wouldn’t really wear.
Turns out this has been my most worn garment, haha! Ok, it’s a bit bright, but I really love it. Plus it’s so comfortable. Annoyingly it shrunk a little after I washed it (I did pre-wash, honest!) so now I only wear it with leggings. I think I’d prefer it slightly longer anyway though.
This is my new favourite go to pattern for everyday wear for sure. Sometimes I feel a bit too dressy for the school run in my Cambies, so this is perfect. I could happily have a whole wardrobe of these, and it’s fairly likely I will eventually.
If you follow me on Instagram you’ll have seen this dress a billion times, but I thought it was about time it made it’s way to the blog!