Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Kitschy Coo in Blue


You may have seen this dress earlier in the week as part of Me Made May.  It is of course the very popular Lady Skater by Kitschy Coo.  After making two very successful versions for Courteney last year, I had every intention of making one for myself.  My first version was somewhat of a disaster because the fabric did not have enough recovery so I was waiting on the right weight and drape of fabric to wind up in my stash before attempting one for myself.

The fabric I chose is a synthetic jersey knit that I picked up at Cotura Fashions.  It has a very nice weight and drape but as I was to find out, also has quite bad static cling which I will need to resolve with a decent slip.  

I cut the dress to a size 3 which is the same size I made for Courteney.  My measurements put me between a size 3 and 4 but after trying Courteney's version, I was reasonably confident that size 3 would be a comfortable enough fit.  Unlike Courteney's dress however, I chose not to shorten it.  I did remove 1cm from the bodice length because I felt it sat on my hips a little too much.  

I really like the way this turned out, and I will definitely be on the lookout for more suitable fabric for another version.  I find this type of dress a great easy care option for work.


12 comments:

  1. That looks gorgeous in your fabric. I do love a Lady Skater - I am currently making one complete with ruffles! It's definitely one of the most versatile TNT patterns I have ever bought. Looking forward to seeing more versions from you.

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    1. Ruffles, that sounds intriguing! I am looking forward to seeing it!

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  2. This is a really flattering dress and I love the fabric.

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    1. Thank you! It is quite striking fabric. I now wonder why it took nearly a year to make it up!

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  3. This looks great on you. I think we need to shop for fabric together. You make some really great choices.

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    1. I think you would be disappointed in the choice in these parts! Unfortunately we are still not back to pre earthquake fabric shop levels! I am still waiting on The Fabric Store to return!

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  4. It looks terrific in this fabric. I can see why this pattern is so popular.

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    1. I actually bought it for Courteney because it looks very teenage rtw and is so quick and versatile but given the lovely grown up versions I had seen I was keen to see if it would work for me as well.

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  5. Simple styling works for your fabric.

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    1. I am pleased I chose this pattern now, given the business of the fabric.

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