I never thought I would, but I feel like I’m becoming one of these jersey junkies! I made another jersey dress last week and the whole projects was so rewarding. It was super easy, quick and the fit of the dress is amazing. The fabric was just £1.50 pm. I love jersey!!
I have three belts which go perfectly with the dress:
I used the Lady Skater Dress pattern from Kitschy Coo but I altered the pattern quite a bit. I saw the dress on Daniela and Thea and loved the fit. However, I’m not a big fan of tshirts, tee neckbands and cuffs. I love things to be as lady like as it gets, so I swapped the tshirt dress look for a slash neck (with facing), puff sleeves and a simple hem instead of cuffs. I also cut up the bodice pattern to create the illusion of an hourglass shape (I should do this on every pattern!).
Here are some pictures of the alterations I made:
Raising the neckline and adding a side panel.
Raising and spreading out the sleeve cap to a puff sleeve.
Omitting the cuffs, lenthening the 3/4 sleeves and adding a tiny hem:
It’s not an exaggerated puff sleeve (like the one on my plaid jacket), but it gives the sleeve a very feminine touch. ( I know, my stripe matching is a bit off!)
The fit of the Lady Skater is amazing. To be on the safe side I made the full bust adjustment suggested in the pattern (I never had to do this before!), but the armskye looked rather tight on some of the pictures I saw of the dress. Without the FBA the bodice might have been a tiny bit too tight.
I’m in love with this dress! It’s #20 of my 27 Dresses Challenge and I can see me wear it very often!!
I’m already dreaming of making more ladylike Lady Skater dresses!