Sunday, September 28, 2014

Catty little dress

More wishful sewing, but I made another Lady Skater. This time I used long sleeves and shortened the bodice a half inch. The print is a little much and the knit is not the best quality. One of those "If I just spend eight more dollars I get free shipping" purchases. I think it made a great Lady Skater though. I figured if I'm going to use a bold print I better own it and wear it all over. I love it and have already worn it to work with quite a few compliments.

Here it is without the belt. It looks fine, the belt just breaks it up a bit. The waist seam is reinforced with clear elastic which I think is genius. Can I tell you, this dress is so comfortable. It is like wearing a T-shirt and no pants. How much better can it get? I love knit dresses, especially long sleeved ones.

The neckband I basted with my machine first, then serged it. I then used my twin needle to finish it off. It looks great.

The sleeves on this version has cuffed sleeves. I love how it looks and this method is so easy. These I just serged on the used my twin needle. Overall this dress from cutting to hemming took under three hours.  

I think my assistant and I have our Halloween costumes too. I could be a leopard and she could be a tiger!


  1. Love it.. looks so pretty on you.. You have done a great job with your weight loss... [I think I have gained some back, disgusting.ha]
    I think I need to give in and buy the lady skater just looks so comfortable.
    Happy sewing.

  2. Lovely dress. Must try the lady skater.

  3. Rawr! Love it!!! Good grief, I totally need to make a Lady Skater, stat!

  4. Hi Stacie, if you are free on Sunday October 19th, I will be in Houston and would love to have a blogger meet up. I posted all the info here,
    If you can come, be sure to bring the chevron jacket that you made. I would love to see it in person.! Love the animal print, perfect on you :)