Showing posts from February, 2016

Lady Skater in a Pink and Purple Ethnic Ponte de Roma

I have made many Kitschy Coo Lady Skaters and this is the latest.  I cut this out several weeks ago and finally got around to sewing it up last Friday.

I love this pattern so much.  To call it TNT would be a huge understatement.  It's my Go To dress, especially if I only have 2 yards of a fabric.

I had heard that making it in Ponte de Roma makes a very nice draping version and I'm quite pleased with how this one turned out.  I have a couple more ponte fabrics that are destined to be new Lady Skaters.

After I made my first version, I shortened the bodice by an inch and made the shoulders a bit more narrow, but those are the only alterations I did to the pattern that I have used over and over.  Oh, except adding pockets, of course.  I use the pocket piece from my Colette Moneta to make in-seam pockets and place them 4 inches down from the top of the skirt piece.

This dress is a fast make and I can practically do it with my eyes closed by now.  But I love how the fit and flare style looks on my body, so I'm always happy to have another to add to my wardrobe.

P4P Summer Kimono with Elephants!

Last Summer I bought a bunch of Patterns For Pirates patterns including the (at that time) brand new Summer Kimono.  Fast forward 8 months later and I've finally made my first wearable item from that group of patterns.

I made the straight hem length, but I copied the curve of the curved hem version to the longer length.  I'm so glad I did, because that shorter length wouldn't have been good on me, I don't think.  And I really love how flattering the curved hem is.  I'm thinking the next one I make might be even a little longer.

The pattern was simple to make and it's just so lovely.  I foresee a few more of these in my future.

The fabric was from my January Knitfix from Girl Charlee.  It was listed as Blue Elephant Ethnic Rows Jersey Rayon Spandex Knit.  It has a beautiful drape and I love the color.