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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.


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.



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!


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.


All in all, a happy and colourful dress!

  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.


    • 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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