Here’s my first version of a pattern that seems to be taking over the internet lately. I’ve already made my second and have plans for at least two more.
This is the Lady Skater Dress from Kitschy Coo. I added about 10 inches to the bottom of the skirt. Not quite a maxi dress, but a very, very wearable length for me…and twirly.
The fabric is an ITY knit from fashionfabricsclub.com. This did not sit in my stash for long at all. I took one look at this dress from Katie Kadiddlehopper and just had to find some ITY knit to make my own. This version doesn’t have her awesome godet in the back, but one of these days I’ll make one up shamelessly copying hers.
The above pic shows off two things I’d like to call your attention to. First, the good: the top fits like a dream. The neckband and arm bands are drafted just the right length and width to lay flat and keep things at the neckline cinched tight with no gaping.
The bad: is not that bad actually. I’m just short and my fabric is pretty heavy and drape-y. The waistline of the pattern is supposed to hit at the natural waist, but on this version, it’s definitely headed into drop-waisted territory. To me the overall dress looks and feels like fits well, even with the seam not being where the pattern was drafted for, so I’m not going to change it.
I didn’t hem the bottom of the skirt. It won’t fray and it hangs nicely this way. This is such a quick and easy dress pattern. The ITY fabric slowed me down somewhat, being slinky, drape-y, slippery, and sending both my sewing machine and my serger into thread-snapping fits, but it still took me only a few hours from start to finish.