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striped lady skater dress

Stripes!  I love a knit with stripes.  After making my first garment with the Lady Skater patten by Kitschy Coo I decided to give it another try.  I had ordered this super soft knit from for a piece I had wanted to sew up for Project Sewn.  Just never got around to making what I thought I was going to, so it ended up being the perfect amount and fabric for a Lady Skater.

I do love the fit of this dress.  Even though I’m not one for wearing dresses much, this one is just super comfy and casual I know I’ll wear it a lot.  I had first sewed it before I had any clear elastic so I substituted regular 1/4” elastic.  I think that it would have been okay if the fabric had been thicker, but with this knit it made the seam wavy and stiff.  So I finished the dress anyway and stuck it in my closet. The other day I remembered to pick up some clear elastic and fixed that waistline!  It didn’t take very long to fix and it made the dress just perfect fitting in my opinion.

I will definitely enjoy wearing it, especially when it warms up a bit!

Pattern: Lady Skater by Kitschy Coo


26 Responses to striped lady skater dress

  1. sophie 02.11.2014 at 10:20 am #

    It looks great on you! love how light and comfy it looks

  2. Robyn Swensen 02.11.2014 at 10:21 am #

    I love stripes! This looks so comfy, I would wear it all the time.

  3. Bethany 02.11.2014 at 11:56 am #

    Hi Anna–
    Great dress! I just bought the pattern :) Do you have any details on the fabric? Is it jersey, interlock, etc., what’s the stretch, and so on….

    • Anna 02.11.2014 at 1:00 pm #

      Thank you! The fabric is sold out now, it was called
      Stretch Cotton Jersey Knit Thin Stripe White/Army Green. It’s much lighter than an interlock, but slightly heavier than a tissue weight knit, some stretch.

  4. knottygnome 02.11.2014 at 12:05 pm #

    it’s adorable! i really like it with your tights and boots.

  5. Laurel 02.11.2014 at 12:37 pm #

    Eep! Love this!! It looks fabulous on you. Off to check out your fabric and the pattern – I’ve been thinking about trying this pattern for a while.

  6. Jess 02.11.2014 at 12:41 pm #

    This is the first lady skater dress that I have actually liked. It’s beautiful! Could you please link to your actual fabric? The link just goes to all knit fabric and it’s so hard to judge weight without having a guideline…

    • Anna 02.11.2014 at 1:01 pm #

      Thank you! Wish I could have linked to the actual fabric but it’s sold out. Thank you! The fabric is sold out now, it was called ‘Stretch Cotton Jersey Knit Thin Stripe White/Army Green’. It’s much lighter than an interlock, but slightly heavier than a tissue weight knit, some stretch.

  7. Amy Friend 02.11.2014 at 12:56 pm #

    It looks fantastic on you. Nice job matching those stripes on the side!

  8. Madalynne 02.11.2014 at 1:50 pm #

    Stripes are such an essential to a wardrobe. Love this skater dress!

  9. Disney 02.11.2014 at 3:49 pm #

    Whoa, I need this dress!! Yours looks gorgeous, Anna!

  10. Jenny 02.11.2014 at 4:31 pm #

    This is cra-zy flattering. And I don’t lie, because once I told you straight up that you needed to nip in your side seams a little more at the waist. Nothing like strangers saying what’s what.

  11. rachel 02.11.2014 at 5:08 pm #

    It’s fantastic! And soo flattering. You look fab in it! And very nice stripe matching on that pocket! :)

  12. Jackie @ Fred-and-Cissy 02.11.2014 at 7:40 pm #

    I love the stripes!

  13. Katy Cameron 02.11.2014 at 8:14 pm #

    Cute dress and model!

  14. A Quilter's Mission 02.11.2014 at 8:14 pm #

    This is so very, very cute! You are right, it fits perfect.

  15. Frances 02.12.2014 at 1:54 am #

    Very pretty! I agree, knits with stripes are the best.

  16. RobyGiup 02.12.2014 at 5:10 am #

    Looks really comfortable, I’d love to wear it. Well done! :)

  17. Ines 02.12.2014 at 6:41 am #

    So, so lovely!
    You are looking great!!!

    ♥ Ines

  18. Martha 02.12.2014 at 5:32 pm #

    Beautiful dress Anna. It looks fantastic on you. I love the thin stripes.

  19. Amanda Angert 02.12.2014 at 6:04 pm #

    Super cute dress!! It’s very flattering on you!!

  20. Cindy 02.12.2014 at 9:23 pm #

    Love it! So cute and comfy! Great job!:)

  21. Delia 02.13.2014 at 2:00 am #

    You are so adorable! Love love this dress and that fabric!

  22. tradesy preowned 02.14.2014 at 6:55 am #

    I was a little worried about fit , but fit beautifully, I am 5″3 and 125lbs and ordered a size 6 (it is a little snug around the waist, but it’s a corset so that is expected).

  23. dona lynn 02.14.2014 at 11:49 am #

    Nice! I, too love a striped knit. Looks great with the boots!

  24. Emily 02.15.2014 at 1:39 pm #

    Love it!

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