The June Link Party for your flip of the Elegance & Elephants Bubble Shorts is now open! If you have sewn the pattern in the last 6 months be sure to enter. The winner of the sewalong portion will receive the newest E&E pattern, a $20 gift certificate to Fabricworm, and a mystery box (fabric & supplies) from E&E patterns.:)
And in other news, Carla and Rachael are back with another Shorts on the Line sewalong. I can't wait!
I've covered Flips and Shorts, now for the Tests!
Last week I had an email from Amanda at Kitschy Coo asking if I would be interested in testing the adult version of her ever popular Skater Dress. Um, Heck Yeah!
I sewed up 2 different dresses...one for me and one for K. We proceeded to have a lot of fun goofing off in front of the paparazzo (P)...
The paparazzo lurking behind a tree...
Run, K! Don't let him take a picture!
K's dress is the smallest size, a size 1. I cut the length of the skirt at the largest size since both K and I are taller than Amanda. It's a lot easier to take off length than add it back on! The fabric is a Chez Ami cotton/lycra.
My dress is the size 4. I did the same thing with the skirt length (cut it at the length of the largest size). I still have a couple of inches on K so my skirt is a little shorter. I wasn't ready to commit to cutting into my "good" fabric so I used a regular cotton jersey with less than the recommended stretch. (Sorry, Amanda!) The dress is definitely nicer when you use a stretchy knit as you get that negative ease thing going on. But I still like my dress!
A couple of quick notes: I haven't hemmed the dresses yet. I was in a hurry to get pictures while we still had some light. I plan on shortening K's a little. Also, the pattern has lengthen lines on both the bodice and skirt for those of you that are even taller than me!
I really love this style of dress. It's comfy, casual, yet looks nicer than my usual shorts and t-shirt that I wear during the summer. I'm thinking that my new summer "uniform" is going to be this dress!
eta: The Lady Skater is now available! Head on over to the Kitschy Coo pattern shop and get one of your own!