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.


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