Sew Stretchy- Ikat Lady Skater

Sew Stretchy- Ikat Lady Skater Sew Pomona

This month’s challenge over at The Monthly Stitch is Sew Stretchy- which is perfect timing for me since I’m working on quite a few knit projects this month.  I just finished some swimsuits/rashguards for Ami, I’m working on some bras and underwear and I’m planning on making a swimsuit after that.  But first up is my first Lady Skater by Kitschy Coo!  I get what all the rave’s were about now- I adore this dress!  The fit is fabulous and so flattering!  I’ve made a few of the girl’s version for my daughter (which you can view here and here) so the construction of this was super fast.  I think I made this in less than 2 hours last Saturday!

Sew Stretchy- Ikat Lady Skater Sew Pomona

I made this dress in a size 4.  Really glad I made a muslin of just the bodice first since I initially went with the size 3 and it was a tad too tight.   I recommend following the pattern recommendation of doing  the muslin first!

Sew Stretchy- Ikat Lady Skater Sew Pomona

Sew Stretchy- Ikat Lady Skater Sew Pomona

Sew Stretchy- Ikat Lady Skater Sew Pomona

This fabric was love at first sight!  I found this beautiful Rabat Rayon/Lycra Knit  Ikat print on Marcy Tilton’s website and knew I had to have it. This fabric was part of my Mother’s Day gift- My husband told me to go ahead and buy whatever I wanted!  :) The print is even prettier in person and it fits in perfectly with my wardrobe architect color scheme!  The fabric is also so soft and lightweight- but not sheer- perfect for wearing in our Florida heat!

Sew Stretchy- Ikat Lady Skater Sew Pomona

Sew Stretchy- Ikat Lady Skater Sew Pomona

 

Sew Stretchy- Ikat Lady Skater Sew Pomona

I used my serger for most of the construction plus topstitching on my regular machine and a double needle for the hem.  The pattern uses clear elastic at the waist really helps the dress stay in place and hang well.  I love the crib sheet instructions- made the sewing a breeze!  I made the cap sleeve version for my first go with no alterations.  Can’t wait to make more- I love this dress.  Only downside is that since I’m still breastfeeding it’s only practical for wearing out when we’ll only be gone a short time- I wanted to wear it for Mother’s Day but knew it wouldn’t work since we’d be out all day and my daughter would need to nurse at some point.  I really do miss wearing dresses all the time–sigh– someday!

Sew Stretchy- Ikat Lady Skater Sew Pomona

12 Comments

  1. That just looks lovely and the fit is really nice!
    I tried the skater as well but it turned out totally different.
    Now that I’m seeing yours, I might try it again :-)
    I haven’t tried the kids version yet, but it’s on my list.
    Oh, and I’m excited to see that swimsuit coming!
    Herzliche Grüße,
    rebecca

    1. Thanks Rebecca! I love how the fit turned out. The girl’s skater dress is my fav- Most worn makes for my Ami :) I’m really excited to make the swimsuit- just working on tweaking my pattern.

  2. Pingback: MMM Week 2 Wrap Up | Sew Pomona

  3. Pingback: Me Made May: Week 4 & Beach Vacay! | Sew Pomona

  4. Pingback: Beach Days | Sew Pomona

  5. Pingback: Comfort Dressing-Another Skater Dress | Sew Pomona

  6. Pingback: Briar Rose Skater Dress + Travel Packing | Sew Pomona

  7. Pingback: Top 5 Hits of 2014 | Sew Pomona

  8. Pingback: Spring Refashions | Sew Pomona

  9. Pingback: Me Made May- Week 3 - Sew Pomona

Comments are closed.