Well, it's been the summer of party dresses and I have a few more to show you. This one is the Lady Skater Dress from Kitschy Coo and it's another win.
The fabric I used was a ponte fino, the same type I used for my Davie dress (blogged here). I liked it so much I got more. The ponte is a rayon-heavy blend that makes it really soft, has a great drape and a subtle sheen. It's easy to sew and can be dressed up or down.
I made only minor tweaks to the pattern. I shortened the bodice by an inch, which is normal for my petite self. And I cut the sleeves off at elbow length and didn't use a band (pattern includes cap sleeves, 3/4 sleeves, and long sleeves). I didn't have to do a swayback adjustment, which I often do. All told, I think this is a great pattern for my body type, and probably most others.
I love that this style will go easily from day to night to weekend. I would wear this all the time. By the way, these pictures were taken after I had been wearing the dress an entire day. An entire day while I chased toddlers, ran around, laid down, and did all kinds of other things. And it still looks pretty good.
I made this dress with plans to wear this to a rehearsal dinner coming up. But I know I will be wearing this a lot more. I envision wearing it all the time. Work, church, date night, and even everyday wear. By itself in the summer and with a cardigan and boots the rest of the year. With the right accessories, it can go anywhere. Do I sound excited about this one? Well, I am. I heard all the hype about this pattern for a while, but now I get it. I want to make a few more in other fabrics, too.
Pattern: Kitschy Coo Lady Skater
Fabric: Navy Ponte Fino