The Shortest Lady Skater10:03 pm
Oh yes, yes I was lucky to snag a spot in the Lady Skater tour and let me tell you it has been QUITE the tour!
Oh this? My Lady Skater. Super cute? Definitely. Too short? You bet. We'll get to that in a moment! First let's talk about the PATTERN!
I love it. It's simple, it's easy, it was fast to sew up just like the Little Girls Skater Dress (for girls) and the Little Skater (for babies). I used the tester pattern I was sent agggges ago (um.. oops!)and it worked totally perfect for me! As you can see, I used the same fabric I used as my Steampunk Shorts. At first I was a little embarrassed about using the same fabric. In the blogging world there are so man talented seamstresses that seem to spend A LOT on fabric. I spend hardly anything, and never on anything *designer*, and since PR&P I have barely set foot inside a fabric store! I make do with what I have (the whole reason I started to DIY!), so when the only fabric I had with enough yardage that I could work with was the same as my last for-me project I felt a bit... inferior.
And then I remembered, it's okay!
And, as it turns out which you will read later, that it was a blessing in disguise! So I stitched this baby up. At first I was just going to keep it plain, but then I was looking at all the other Lady Skaters on the tour and realised, "Girl you need to up your game!" So I upped it a smidge! I added a plain black band (fabric salvaged from a t-shirt) around the neck, and stitched a metal trouser-fly zipper to the front. It zips up and down, sure, but it doesn't actually unzip anything. It's decorative! Hah.
Yeh man, Vincent's clothes aren't the only things to get Lego pockets put in! Mama needed something to carry her Lego in too (I kind of am kidding. I don't just exclusively carry Lego. Sometimes I carry flowers he has picked me).
So the dress was all done and looked pretty cute. Hit me above my knee which is a good length for me now I'm a mama of two and need to bend & pick stuff up all the time. I don't do mini skirts anymore, so this was a good length!
I decided it should be shorter.
And I measured it and eyeballed it and cut it and then hemmed and then tried it on.
Well, my husband is a fan!
|Seriously. One day I will blog about why I don't smile. Sometimes I try. Or sometimes (like today) I don't even attempt lol. *SULTRY STARE*|
Here is the rad part!
My steampunk shorts are the perfect length for underneath!
The rad thing about Kitschy Coo Patterns is that Amanda often has extra content on her blog. She releases a pattern, then blogs about little adjustment tutorials for adding to your pattern or altering it into something different!
Check out the previous & next stops on the pattern tour!
Oh if you ever want to make yourself feel less pale, go stand in a white corridor! I swear I glow-in-the-dark I am so white ahha!