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A new Lady Skater dress!

September 26, 2016

Hello, hello!  I am finally getting around to showing you a dress I made a few months ago – a new Lady Skater dress!  I got the fabric from Abakhan in Manchester, and it was sold by weight so it cost less than a fiver!

Lady Skater

Lady Skater

It’s quite a thin single jersey fabric with apples printed on it – I wasn’t sure if it would even really survive a wash to be honest, but I have been pleasantly surprised to find there has been no shrinkage and the print hasn’t faded at all after a few washes.

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This pattern is a TNT pattern for me – meaning that the dress was fast and easy 😉 I first wore it to the Leeds Gin Festival, which I went to with Amy, Sarah and Ruth.

CHEWIE!

CHEWIE!

Amy very kindly put me up for the night, so I took the opportunity to get her to be my photographer the next day, in the garden where she normally has her own blog photos taken!

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The dress turned out really well.  I did three-quarter length sleeves for a change (just turned raw edge under and hemmed).  The neckline is good too.

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All in all, a happy and colourful dress!

12 Comments leave one →
  1. September 26, 2016 7:18 am

    I have been making Lady Skaters again this summer after a long break – its good to have a really quick and straightforward project sometimes! I love the apple print – Abakhan has had some really lovely jersey fabrics this summer.

    Louise

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      September 28, 2016 9:35 am

      Your latest version is so lovely. Great fit!

  2. September 26, 2016 9:59 am

    That fabric is super cute! And that is a very well executed neckband – I’m jealous, I’m still having trouble getting mine consistently good.

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      September 28, 2016 9:36 am

      Keep practising! ☺

  3. September 26, 2016 10:01 pm

    I love Lady Skaters- they are so quick to sew up! Yours is super cute.

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      September 28, 2016 9:37 am

      They are great aren’t they. There will still be more in my future!

  4. Lynsey permalink
    September 27, 2016 8:45 am

    Loving the colour pop, your dress looks great and the fit is spot on. I’ve not tried this pattern yet but it looks a great one.

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      September 28, 2016 9:38 am

      It is a well loved pattern across the sewing community!

  5. September 29, 2016 7:44 pm

    You look so happy in your dress – love it 🙂

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      October 2, 2016 9:41 pm

      It was a very happy weekend!

  6. October 23, 2016 1:47 pm

    Wahey!! Love that you pit the chewie pic up too.
    (This is how behind on my blog reading I am hahah)
    Lovely to have you over and such a fun dress!

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      October 27, 2016 8:58 am

      Of course! ❤

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