I hope this post finds everyone in good health. I’m just coming off a week long staycation and I feel so rejuvenated and relaxed. There is nothing like r&r; add that to a super abundance of sewing time and you have one happy girl. Ahhhhh!
Welp, the knit saga continues as I finish up my latest dress for summer. I purchased the Perfect Pattern Parcel Package #1 months ago, and one of the five patterns included was the infamous Lady Skater Dress from Kitschy Coo. If you haven’t heard about #PPP, you should definitely check out their website. You would be supporting a worthy cause besides the tangible exchange. WIN, WIN.
The pattern is sized 1-8. Originally, I cut a straight size 5 for my muslin. I thought it was a little big. The bodice hit me at a weird spot, and the skirt was too long (because I lengthened it 6 inches). I’ll work on the muslin this week to adjust it. The polka dotted fabric gave me a bit of a headache, it just seemed to overwhelm me. I’ll show pictures at another time for the re-do.
I plunged ahead with my final fabric and fidgeted with the pattern. I was fearful that if I went down a full size to a 4 it would be too snug, so I cut a 4 1/2. I sewed this up using my sewing machine and serger. I used a zig zag stitch (length 2.5 – 3) and decreased the tension a bit. I serged all seams except my hem (which now that I’m thinking about, I probably should have done that, duh), I shortened the waist length by 2 inches; lengthened the skirt by 4 inches; added elastic to shoulder seams, used my twin needle for hemming. Have I mentioned that the twin needle is the BOMB? Seriously, I’m looking for projects just so I can utilize it. LOL
I haven’t worked with patterns from Kitschy Coo, yet but the pattern instruction are awesome! The instructions are in-depth both visually and in written form. The pattern calls for the neckline, elastic and sleeves to be sewn in flat. I’m a fan. I did have minor difficulty with the neckband, but I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t struggle a little with something.
Until next time. Plus you can see more here