Hello! I have a new Lady Skater dress to show you made in pineapple knit fabric! I have been eyeing this pineapple fabric from Girl Charlee for a long time. My mom surprised me with it after I finished all my finals a few weeks ago and I decided to make a new dress for myself.
This is my fourth Lady Skater dress. You can see my other ones here, here, and here. As I have said before, this is on the top of my favorite pattern list! I find myself wearing a Lady Skater dress at least once a week. The knit fabric makes it so comfortable and easy to wear.
I had a little bit of trouble with the neckband because I didn't read the directions all the way through. I thought I knew how to make it by now. I learned always read the directions no matter how many times you've made the pattern. I emailed Amanda, from Kitschy Coo and she told me right away what I was doing wrong. It was an easy fix - I wasn't matching the neckband to the right part of the front bodice!
I wanted the whole dress to be made of the same fabric. However, I ended up changing the cuffs because the pineapple fabric wasn't stretchy enough and it was way too tight around my arms. The pattern suggests fabric of 40% stretch and the pineapple fabric is only 30% stretch. I made it work though and I think the green cuffs look great with it!
Here's a close up of the bodice. The fabric is so cute and it will be such a fun dress to wear!
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! See you in 2015!