Lady Skater Dress, Take One!

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.

Lady Skater Dress Pink Leopard Print Knit Front View Thimble End

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!

Toria

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