I hope that you’re all having a great weekend and enjoying some (finally!) warm spring weather and sunshine! Super quick post today!
I sewed this dress up a few months ago when it was still really chilly out and took the pictures then too (hence the fleece-lined tights and bad lighting pics) and am just now getting around to blogging about it. Bad, bad blogger! Life has been crazy busy these last few months. I really love this pattern though!
The fabric is a galaxy print jersey that I’ve had in my stash since before the move… but it actually came from a shop in the city.
If you like it, you can pick up some of your own from Spandex World – it looks like they still have it in several colorways, including a fun new glittery version!!
* Serious Picture for a Not-So-Serious Dress *
I’ve affectionately dubbed this dress my “Ms. Frizzle Dress.” Fans of The Magic Schoolbus series know why! 😉
Hmmm… now I think I just need some glow-in-the-dark shoes to match…
A few quick sewing nerd notes:
1.) I highly recommend making up a quick muslin for the top version out of a similar fabric just to check measurements. I am fairly long waisted and I found that I needed to shorten the waist by an inch or so and I never have to do that with patterns! Also, if you are using ponte knit you may want to cut a bigger size. I sewed up my muslin version in ponte and it was definitely a noticeably, uh, tighter (Boob-crushing. Yes. Just going to come out and say it.) fit compared to the thinner jersey.
2.) Can I say that I love the collar style on this dress? The scoop neckline is so flattering. Not too low and not too high. really, the perfect scoopneck.
3.) My serger was still MIA when I sewed this up, so the entire thing is constructed using the zigzag stitch on my sewing machine. Not as much of a clean seam finish (I’ve been spoiled!), but no one else sees the inside of the dress anyway… so it totally works! I actually really like the zigzag stitch as a decorative element on the hems of knits.
The skirt is so twirly! I totally have to resist doing this at all times out in public…
* Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee! *
Overall, I definitely recommend this pattern and can’t wait to sew up a few more versions… maybe even one that has a printed pattern on top and a solid colored skirt on the bottom. Or stripes. Or a comic book print! This is one of those dress styles that is great for all seasons depending on how you accessorize it… and it doesn’t hurt that it’s really comfy too!
Have you sewn a Lady Skater? What patterns are you loving right now?
Have a great weekend!