I really liked the pattern and the dress, but I am very self-conscious about my stomach-area (show me a woman who`s not!), therefore I had a problem whit the whole knit-dress-stomach-hugging thing.
ALLSO! I have been wanting a wrap dress since FOREVER! And I thought that the Lady Skater pattern would be perfect for that kind of thing.... I just had to convert the bodice to a wrap... but how?
I am not a fan of self drafting patterns. I am more like the "Hey! A perfect pattern that hundreds of people have allready tried out and aproved"-kind of gal`.
Now that I allready had the LSD-pattern (wow... did that just spell LSD??...) I needed a pattern that someone else allready had tried out. That`s when I found Sew a straight lines` hacked version of the Lady Skater Dress, altered into a wrap dress! It was a wrap! Litteraly! Check out here super tutorial on how to make you`re skater dress to a faux wrap dress!
It was all very easy peacy! The Lady Skater is pretty simple to sew up. Could that just be because I got a serger for my birthday a few weeks ago? Hahaha.. It was actually my first project ever on a serger.
A little nerve-wrecked over the fact that I coul cut the fabric on the serger-knife. But It worked out just well.
And now for some pictures...
Such a great pattern calls for a great introduction ;)
Close up on the waist-belt wich I can tie round my waist 2-3 times,
the 3/4 arm-cuff and the bodice wrap. I stitched the pieces together whit
a few stitches just to avoid my girls falling out...
I am very please whit the results, and it will defenitely not be my last one, since I love wrap dresses.
I personally think that a wrap dress whit a belt like this helps to camuflage the stomach area, and that was eccactly my intension! Mission acomplished.
Have you made Kitchy Coos Lady Skater Dress? What was your verdict? I would love to see pictures:)