My first Lady Skater dress was a complete success, but it was made with cheap jersey and the waist needed to be raised by 3 inches, so it’s was just natural that I had to make another one. This one was even better, and I loved the steampunk print.
I wore this dress to death during the warm months last year but I never came around to blog about it. A shame I may say.
This dress is ultra comfortable but at the same time it doesn’t make you feel underdressed. The A-line skirt is flattering even for pear shaped gals like me. The dress is meant to be shorter, but as I liked the length on my first, I lengthened the skirt by the 3 inches that I removed on the bodice. Perfect!
I loved this dress so much that I needed to make another one in a crazy print. Last summer I ordered this jersey online and cut the dress pieces. Then my health took a turn for the worse and this dress didn’t get sewn. Until now.
When I was sewing it last weekend I didn’t know how I came up to buy this crazy fabric, more appropriate for my 5-year old niece than for a grown up woman in her mid 30s. But I wore it today to run some errands and the injection of color made me feel awesome!
I need more Lady Skater dresses in my life, and I already already some fabric waiting.
Since I had some spare fabric and time I also made another Barrie Briefs. I wanted to test this pattern with a better fabric and I think this bands feel firmer than my previous. The other bands were made with a fabric that seemed to have elastane but it was donated by my sister years ago, so I cannot completely vouch for its composition. I still have to wear these new Briefs for a complete day if I can convince Gerry to let go of them. He sure wants a pair for himself!
These are both lovely! I think the car print is brilliant, and if you like it – wear it. Who cares what anybody else thinks!!
Thank you, Lynne, you are absolutely right! I already wore this dress several times 🙂
Both dresses are great! I love this style and hope to make some for my daughters. I am also going to buy the Barrie Briefs pattern so I can make them some briefs. Those are super cute.
It’s easy to sew and easy to wear. I totally recommend this pattern. I hope your girls will like it.
I’m so impressed by your sewing skills! How awesome it is to be able to make clothes, and what amazing clothes! I just love your matching pants! What a chic idea!
These pieces were easy, but the serger helped a lot. Thank you Dona, you’re always so kind 🙂
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