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Pattern Reviews> Kitschy Coo> Lady Skater Dress (Lady Skater Dress)

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Posted on:3/7/14 4:12 PM
Last Updated:3/9/14 11:14 AM
Project Photo:Kitschy Coo: Lady Skater Dress by wingamajig

Kitschy Coo: Lady Skater Dress by wingamajig  Kitschy Coo: Lady Skater Dress by wingamajig  
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Pattern Rating:Great Wardrobe Builder
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 2 people   
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Fabric:Ponte Knit  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
The lady skater knit dress.
Pattern Sizing:
I made a size 5, with alterations listed below.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
YES! My version 2 looks just like the photos.

Were the instructions easy to follow?
This is the easiest, and fastest dress I have ever made. The instructions are great. I sewed it in 1 DAY ladies. And I am a slow seamstress. Let's just call this a modern-day walkaway dress.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like how fast this makes up, and how great it looks on. I also like that it seems to work in a range of knits. Did I mention how comfy it is?

Fabric Used:
I have made two versions, version 1 is in a green/blue/black/coral printed rayon spandex knit, version 2 is in a solid grey ponte de roma. Both fabrics were purchased on a whim at Joann Fabrics.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
On version 1 I made the neckline 3/4" higher due to a high bustline, and also dropped the hem on the back panel by 1", due to a big butt.

On version 2, I skipped the back hem alteration, as it was not necessary. My hem is even without it. I increased the neck height adjustment to a full 1" higher at center front. I altered the bodice to shorten by 2". I am 5'7" tall, but because I am an A cup version 1 was drop-waisted without this alteration. I also took 1/4" off the sides of each bodice piece, for an overall 1" shrinking of the waistline. I graded the skirt pieces back out very quickly - so really just trimming them for about 4" at the top to match the bodice.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I think I'll make a few more. This is a great pattern, everyone should sew it!

More on my blog:
Version 1
Version 2

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Quickie said...
Both your dresses are nice
3/7/14 4:19 PM
Sewiing Sue said...
Thanks for the review. I am impressed with the even hem, my personal bugaboo. Very nice.
3/7/14 7:35 PM
sewgirlygirl-knot! said...
I'm glad it's comfy...cause it looks like it is. It fits you well and looks to be a very versatile piece.
3/8/14 0:34 AM
chenille said...
Looks great - I love this pattern too!
3/8/14 11:42 AM
ISewedIt said...
They both look lovely on you. I love that green fabric!
3/9/14 11:48 AM
MrsCharisma said...
Love. Especially the grey with bright tights!
3/9/14 4:06 PM
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