The Lady Skater Dress from Kitschy Coo. I used a combination of the size 5 for the bust measurement and a size 6 for the waist measurement. No FBA was needed, truth in advertizing hooray!
The fox print is a stashed rayon/lycra jersey once again from Emmaonesock.com The solid black is a mystery scrap left over some unknown project.
1. Turns out I'm super short waisted, which is something I know but like to pretend isn't true. I took 2" of length out of the front and back bodice. That still didn't remove enough bodice length so I....
2. ...... cut off the curve on the bottom of the bodices. Then added the length taken out of the bodice back into the top of skirt.
3. The skirt was a little short for my tastes and there was not enough fox fabric to lengthen it. Instead I added a contrast band to the hem. After hemming the width of the band is 4 3/8".
1. I did put clear elastic in the shoulder seams but took it out of the waist seam. This rayon is on the thinner side and the elastic made that seam bumpy looking.
2. The waist seam is still not at my natural waist, especially in the back, but I ripped that seam out about 20 times and was DONE.
3. I don't usually top-stitch knits on my regular sewing machine but decided to give it a shot this time. So far none of the stitching has popped on the neck and arm bands and it does give a nice finish.
"What are those, squirrels? Oh they're foxes. Well that's pretty foxy."
My Final Thoughts
I'm already rubbing my hands together and cackling about all the things I can do with this pattern. Making multiple knit dresses is just a beginning. I think the skirt is particularity great and would look divine mixed and matched with other tops. The Skater bodice can be easily lengthened into awesome summer T-shirt for all those separates in the closet. Yes Yes, many evil ... I mean design plans are in the works.