Lady Skater Dress # 3 – Black Roses

Today I am wearing my newest Skater dress, in a lovely soft fabric from Girl Charlee.  I am wearing this pattern all week for the #OWOP challenge (I’ll blog all my outfits for the week tomorrow) and its been a nice change to get out of my lazy uniform of jeans.

Lady Skater Dress

I used my adjusted pattern so this sewed up very quickly and it ticks all the boxes for me for smart casual wear.

My adjustments are: a cheaters small bust adjustment by shaving 1/2″ off the side seam top of bodice and top of sleeve and slightly straightening the front waist bodice curve (smaller busts dont need as much length in the front), plus a sway back adjustment for the back.  The overall length of the bodice was shortened as well roughly 1″.  I added a couple of inches of length to the skirt to bring it to my preferred length.  The extra stretch in this fabric gives this version the best fit yet.  The pattern recommends a knit with at least 40% stretch and good recovery and now having made this up in a variety of fabrics I really agree.

Lady Skater Dress

I’ve made a heap of uber girly floral dresses and I am ready to move onto something else now…