When Amanda invited me to take part of the blog tour my diary was already super busy for another deadline and we agreed that I would make and post when I could. Having met Amanda in Edinburgh last year, I have got to know more about her. Have you seen her’s fun fabrics for sale? When she started to develop the lady skater for adults saying I was very excited was an understatement.
You know, I love a knit dress. It’s fun and quick to sew. This pattern didn’t disappoint and was a delight to sew. May I say, the “bad ass” instructions was cool. I know it’s a struggle for designers to balance enough information without been repetitive or alienating more experienced sewists.
The fabric was a gift from Mrs M. It was only 1.2 metre so I needed to be creative on the placement. Size wise, I cut size 4 on the bodice, and 3,5 for the waist and hips. Besides having to add a seam on the back skirt (only take advantage of the fabric size), I didn’t make any alterations. The skirt height is size 1, minus 2 cm. I like the waist placement and the ‘fullness’ of the skirt.
The fabric is a single knit (20% stretch) based on a fabric glossary by Nancy Zieman on her new book: Sew Knits with Confidence. I will be reviewing this book shortly.
I’m so glad Amanda sent me the pattern. I would have bought it anyway. It’s just cool! I’m hoping to make another version with 3/4 sleeves. Oh, and a winter version without a doubt…
Have you seen Sophie’s? I want to steal hers…. the whole outfit.
In other news, soon I will be showing you my papercut dress you probably seen me wearing in a few snapshots over the blog and tell you something cool its happening at the end of the month.I have photographed my reversible victoria blazer. The only reason I haven’t blogged it’s that I’m hoping to write some instructions and that takes a bit more time. I have a few fabric purses I made I haven’t blogged yet!
Oh, one last thing… the weather here in UK is unbelievably warm! I’m loving every minute of it.