Pattern: Lady Skater dress by Kitschy Coo
Fabric: 2.5 m rayon and polyester Ponte di Roma knit
I’m not quite done making Lady Skater dresses yet! The third one I’ve made is more suitable for autumn and winter, as it’s made from a thicker, Ponte di Roma knit. The fabric is supposed to be half rayon and half polyester, but the polyester seems to be on the inside, so I hope this dress won’t be too perspiration inducing…
I bought the fabric online. I really liked the photo of it, and even the sample I ordered first, but when the full piece of cloth arrived it turned out the pattern, which in my mind was supposed to look pretty random, was really repetive:
I wasn’t happy about this, but I made the dress anyway since it’s so little work, and I think the repetitiveness isn’t that obvious when I wear the dress.
I had big problems getting my serger to cooperate when I made my previous two skater dresses, but this time it behaved admirably once again. I think it’s just got a problem with very thin fabric, for some reason.
Here’s the dress in progress. I decided not to topstitch the neckline this time.
Again, I lengthened the sleeves and the skirt by a few centimetres, while shortening the bodice quite a bit.