Sew Stretchy-My Ikat Lady Skater

 

This month’s challenge, Sew Stretchy, is perfect timing for me since I’m working on quite a few knit projects this month.  I just finished some swimsuits/rashguards for my 3yo daughter Ami, I’m working on some bras and underwear and I’m planning on making a swimsuit after that.  But first up is my first Lady Skater by Kitschy Coo!  I get what all the rave’s were about now- I adore this dress!  The fit is fabulous and so flattering!    I think I made this in less than 2 hours last Saturday!

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I made this dress in a size 4.  Really glad I made a muslin of just the bodice first since I initially went with the size 3 and it was a tad too tight.   I recommend following the pattern recommendation of doing  the muslin first!

This fabric was love at first sight!  I found this beautiful Rabat Rayon/Lycra Knit  Ikat print on Marcy Tilton’s website and knew I had to have it. This fabric was part of my Mother’s Day gift- My husband told me to go ahead and buy whatever I wanted!  🙂 The print is even prettier in person and it fits in perfectly with my Wardrobe Architect color scheme!  The fabric is also so soft and lightweight- but not sheer- perfect for wearing in our Florida heat!

Sew Stretchy- Ikat Lady Skater Sew Pomona

Head on over to my blog Sew Pomona to read the full post!  Happy Stretchy Sewing!

 

10 thoughts on “Sew Stretchy-My Ikat Lady Skater

  1. Oh, very nice! I have this pattern, been planning to try it. I’ve got my eye on her Penny Pinafore one as well, it looks super cute!

    Love the fabric you choose – it and the cut really suit you. 🙂

    Which swimsuit pattern are you planning on making? There are some cute ones out there!

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    • Thanks so much Kat! This dress is one of my favorites! I’m making two two-piece swimsuits, both adapting patterns from Merckwaerdigh for the top (one swim the other a bra) and basing the bottoms on swimwear I own. I’m also planning to make some rashguards using the Lady skater pattern.

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