sewing with knits

striped lady skater dress

Stripes!  I love a knit with stripes.  After making my first garment with the Lady Skater patten by Kitschy Coo I decided to give it another try.  I had ordered this super soft knit from for a piece I had wanted to sew up for Project Sewn.  Just never got around to making what I thought I was going to, so it ended up being the perfect amount and fabric for a Lady Skater.

I do love the fit of this dress.  Even though I’m not one for wearing dresses much, this one is just super comfy and casual I know I’ll wear it a lot.  I had first sewed it before I had any clear elastic so I substituted regular 1/4” elastic.  I think that it would have been okay if the fabric had been thicker, but with this knit it made the seam wavy and stiff.  So I finished the dress anyway and stuck it in my closet. The other day I remembered to pick up some clear elastic and fixed that waistline!  It didn’t take very long to fix and it made the dress just perfect fitting in my opinion.

I will definitely enjoy wearing it, especially when it warms up a bit!

Pattern: Lady Skater by Kitschy Coo

26 thoughts on “striped lady skater dress

  1. sophie says:

    It looks great on you! love how light and comfy it looks

  2. I love stripes! This looks so comfy, I would wear it all the time.

  3. Bethany says:

    Hi Anna–
    Great dress! I just bought the pattern 🙂 Do you have any details on the fabric? Is it jersey, interlock, etc., what’s the stretch, and so on….

    1. Anna says:

      Thank you! The fabric is sold out now, it was called
      Stretch Cotton Jersey Knit Thin Stripe White/Army Green. It’s much lighter than an interlock, but slightly heavier than a tissue weight knit, some stretch.

  4. knottygnome says:

    it’s adorable! i really like it with your tights and boots.

  5. Laurel says:

    Eep! Love this!! It looks fabulous on you. Off to check out your fabric and the pattern – I’ve been thinking about trying this pattern for a while.

  6. Jess says:

    This is the first lady skater dress that I have actually liked. It’s beautiful! Could you please link to your actual fabric? The link just goes to all knit fabric and it’s so hard to judge weight without having a guideline…

    1. Anna says:

      Thank you! Wish I could have linked to the actual fabric but it’s sold out. Thank you! The fabric is sold out now, it was called ‘Stretch Cotton Jersey Knit Thin Stripe White/Army Green’. It’s much lighter than an interlock, but slightly heavier than a tissue weight knit, some stretch.

  7. Amy Friend says:

    It looks fantastic on you. Nice job matching those stripes on the side!

  8. Madalynne says:

    Stripes are such an essential to a wardrobe. Love this skater dress!

  9. Disney says:

    Whoa, I need this dress!! Yours looks gorgeous, Anna!

  10. Jenny says:

    This is cra-zy flattering. And I don’t lie, because once I told you straight up that you needed to nip in your side seams a little more at the waist. Nothing like strangers saying what’s what.

  11. rachel says:

    It’s fantastic! And soo flattering. You look fab in it! And very nice stripe matching on that pocket! 🙂

  12. Katy Cameron says:

    Cute dress and model!

  13. This is so very, very cute! You are right, it fits perfect.

  14. Frances says:

    Very pretty! I agree, knits with stripes are the best.

  15. RobyGiup says:

    Looks really comfortable, I’d love to wear it. Well done! 🙂

  16. Ines says:

    So, so lovely!
    You are looking great!!!

    ♥ Ines

  17. Martha says:

    Beautiful dress Anna. It looks fantastic on you. I love the thin stripes.

  18. Super cute dress!! It’s very flattering on you!!

  19. Cindy says:

    Love it! So cute and comfy! Great job!:)

  20. Delia says:

    You are so adorable! Love love this dress and that fabric!

  21. I was a little worried about fit , but fit beautifully, I am 5″3 and 125lbs and ordered a size 6 (it is a little snug around the waist, but it’s a corset so that is expected).

  22. dona lynn says:

    Nice! I, too love a striped knit. Looks great with the boots!

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