A Little Lace Lady

The whole time sewing this I was singing to myself Avril Lavigne’s Sk8er Boi . I know that this dress is called Lady Skater by Kitschy Coo but I changed the words a little to be girl-centric

She was a skater girl, she said, “See ya later, boy.”

He wasn’t good enough for her.

Now she’s a superstar

Slammin’ on her guitar

Does your pretty face see what she’s worth?

I felt very rock and roll making and wearing this. I cut out a 14 bust and a 18 waist and hip and it fits perfectly. I did not construct it as per the instructions due to my two layers of fabric. I used a grey stretch lace from a Fabric Warehouse sale (about $3/m) and a blue knit underneath that I hoped would show through more.

Lady skater insidesI sewed the bodice treating the colour and lace layers as one piece, the sleeves are lace only and the skirt side seams are sewn separately and joined as one to the bodice. This is similar style of construction as used in my Lots of Frosting dress. This means the I get a twirly swirly two layered skirt and a simple bodice with no added bulk.

IMG_5089and I had to actually try skating in it…kind of…

IMG_5083…I can ollie.. and the camera just missed the frontside kickflip…

IMG_5088and I nailed the landing!

I think this dress is one that everyone needs in their wardrobe.

7 thoughts on “A Little Lace Lady

  1. I love this dress (with the the lace overlay) and it looks great on you. I have the pattern pieces cut out for this dress, and seeing this really spurs me on to sewing a version (in merino hopefully).


  2. I love it and it looks great with your plimsols! I just got a delivery of stretchy lace in black…am tempted by a dress now I have seen yours, although it was supposed to be a top!!


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