Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Kitschy Coo Lady Skater Dress in Leopard

wow. so, way back in september i mentioned that i had new fabric picked out for my second lady skater dress. in october i had it cut out and i think i had it finished sometime in november. and now it's... february. and i finally took some photos. this dress would've worked perfectly for "jungle january" or even for "ferocious february" except that i finished it last year...


this is a leopard print ponte from fabric.com. in my blue lady skater the waist was too low, but now i think it's just slightly too high. i'll have to find a happy middle ground next time. i had to also go down a few sleeve sizes because of my tiny arms/lack of bi-ceps. but now this dress is a little too tight in the bust and i think i messed that up when i was trying to merge in the smaller sleeves. plus this ponte is not quite as stretchy. i found a link on pinterest for an FBA on knits so maybe i'll try that next time.


all in all i'm pretty happy with it. leopard print isn't usually something i gravitate toward, but i like this! and the colors are more cream, black, grey than it looks in these photos i think.


love a good knit dress! makes me do silly poses. i guess this is what i think an ice skater does? i already bought fabric for several more knit dresses, but i've been sidetracked by several other sewing projects: some volunteer sewing, mending/altering for a few friends, sewing a bunting banner for a friend's bridal shower. can't wait to get back to sewing for myself soon!

10 comments:

  1. Love it twinsie!! It fits perfectly! This pattern is all that!!

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    1. Thanks for inspiring me to finally post some pics! Great minds ;)

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  2. Hey! Great dress and the fit looks great - I just love knit dresses!

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    1. Thanks! I could wear a knit dress every day (if I had enough of them... Must sew more!)

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  3. Love it! There is something special about leopard print. It's pretty wild (no pun- haha) but also a neutral in a weird way. Great dress!

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    1. So true, it's not usually a print I'd pick but it's actually a great basic and looks great paired with a lot of other colors! Everyone should add a little leopard print to their lives :)

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  4. I love this dress on you! And the fabric is fun and classic.

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    1. Thanks! It's one of my favorite dresses I've made. I need to make another but I keep getting distracted by other projects!

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