|Lady Skater is functional knit dress has a fitted bodice, scooped banded neckline, a curved flared knee-length skirt, and options for trimmed cap sleeves, or banded ¾ length sleeves or long sleeves. It's designed to flatter the figure with a waistline that hits at the natural waist and a skirt that gently skims over the lower waist and hips. |
You know, I love a knit dress. It's fun and quick to sew. This pattern didn't disappoint and was a delight to sew. May I say, the "bad ass" instructions was cool. I know it's a struggle for designers to balance enough information without been repetitive or alienating more experienced sewists.
The fabric was a gift from Mrs M. It was only 1.2 metre so I needed to be creative on the placement. Size wise, I cut size 4 on the bodice, and 3,5 for the waist and hips. Besides having to add a seam on the back skirt (only take advantage of the fabric size), I didn't make any alterations. The skirt height is size 1, minus 2 cm. I like the waist placement and the 'fullness' of the skirt.
The fabric is a single knit (20% stretch) based on a fabric glossary by Nancy Zieman on her new book: Sew Knits with Confidence. I will be reviewing this book shortly.