Friday, July 12, 2013

Skateboarding in my Lady Skater

 
Sleeveless Lady Skater
 
When Amanda of Kitschy Coo invited me to be part of the Lady Skater Tour while she's on vacation, I knew I had to pull out a skateboard and show the world my mad skillz. 
 
Lady Skater Sleeveless
 
Or not.
 
I did ride P's skateboard around the court some but didn't think the look of abject panic on my face was a flattering way to show off the Lady Skater dress.
 
Lady Skater Sleeveless


Sleeveless Lady Skater
 
pattern:  Kitschy Coo Lady Skater Dress
size:  4
fabric:  Chez Ami Interlock and Ribbing
mods:  left the sleeves off and applied ribbing (14.5" worked for me) to the armscythe, used the length of the largest size and added 2  additional inches (using the lengthen/shorten line on the pattern) to the skirt
 
Lady Skater Sleeveless
 
This is my fourth Lady Skater dress.  And I love each and every one!  The dress is so easy to wear and dresses up or down depending on your footwear choice and accessories.  (I was going to wear heels but considering I hadn't been on a skateboard in oh, 7 years or so, I chose to wear my go to choice in footwear...flip flops.) 

The pattern is very versatile.  You have a choice of a cap sleeve, 3/4 length sleeves, and even long sleeves.  And Amanda has some great tutorials on her blog for adjusting the fit and even for making a peplum top.  Next time I made a sleeveless dress (yes, there will be a next time!), I'll trim off a little from the armscythe.  I was going to do it with this version but wanted to see how it looked with no changes.  My personal preference is for more of a tank top look.
 
 
Lady Skater Sleeveless
 
 
Special thanks to my photography team for taking the pictures (K) and finding a great new location for photo shoots that is short walk from our house (BK & MG).


photo team
 

And because I know you're dying to see me in all my goofy footed glory on the skateboard...

Lady Skater Collage


Luckily, K missed my several near wipe outs.  Though the neighbors didn't...I was the evening's entertainment.  Good thing I don't take myself too seriously.;)

And don't forget to check out the rest of the pattern tour.  There's already been several clever renditions of the Lady Skater!



 


*I was given the pattern for free for testing the Lady Skater back in June.  I do love this pattern and would have absolutely purchased it if I didn't already have a copy.:)

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31 comments:

  1. You go girl! You look so much like your daughters. The dress looks super comfy:)

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  2. Love the dress Cindy - you truly are the Queen of Knits! Your stitching looks - dare I say it - RTW!
    Also love your mad skateboard skillz ;-)

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  3. Love the dress! You straight stitched after sewing on the neck ribbing? Or is that a tiny zigzag?

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  4. That's my favourite Lady Skater dress, Cindy!!! You look fabulous and the colour really suits you. Great photos, K!!!

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  5. Those are some serious skateboard moves. ;) I like it without sleeves, I'm always nervous to trim down at the arm until I've seen what it really looks like without the sleeve. great dress!

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    1. lol! Sleeveless is perfect for hot and humid summer days.:) I'll probably compare the shape of the armscythe to a favorite tank top for my next version. It won't be a big change...just a bit more of the shoulder exposed. I need more fabric for myself though as the adult fabric cuts in my stash are getting rather thin!

      Cindy

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    2. When I'm back in the UK I'm going to post some pictures of how to change the armscythe for sleeveless- mostly it's removing width at the shoulder and cutting back the seam allowance (and a bit more) to account for the trim :)

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  6. I love the colour too. The dress looks great on you and I'm also completely in awe of your neckband stitching.

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  7. What a great dress! It looks so professional.

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    1. Thank you! It's a lovely shade of green, isn't it?:)

      C

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  9. I love the skateboarding shots. I'm thoroughly impressed, I would have been on my bottom if I attempted to skateboard (I'm not very coordinated!).

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    1. It was a close call...I'm not near as graceful as I was 10 years ago! Thank you!:)

      C

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  10. Love the color on you!
    The dress looks super comfy on you and if only my local shops stock a bit more on jersey, I would be sewing one for me as well :-)
    And those killer skate moves :-) I'm impressed (ok, I would expected it from you. After all, if you surf, you need to skate as well. At least, that was my motto when I was (much) younger ...)

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    1. Thank you! It is super comfy. I wore it all day on Thursday to run errands/prep the house for company.:) Yes! Skateboarding and Surfing (and snowboarding too, I suppose) go hand in hand...too bad that my skills in both are just enough to get me in to trouble!lol Oh well, I have fun with it!

      Cindy

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  11. I love this dress! The color is so gorgeous. You look good on a skateboard!

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    1. Thanks, Uta! I'd originally planned on a blue one but since most of my tops that I like to wear are blue, I decided to try a new color.;)

      Cindy

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  12. Gorgeous dress Cindy and great photos. I'd like one just like this myself.

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  13. perfect finishing touches with the ribbing !

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    1. Thanks! I had purchased the ribbing and interlock at the same time so they were a perfect match.;)

      C

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  14. That green is delicious! I do like the sleeveless version. Great job on the hack. And skateboarding in a skater is wonderful!!

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  15. I have binding-envy....yours is SO perfect! Nice dress, and you know you could have done video of the skate boarding....

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    1. Thank you, Janice! Doing binding like this (folding it in half, sitching it to the edge, pressing it down, and topstitching on the flat) is definitely the easiest way to get a good looking finish. Yes, I could have done a video but then it would have been obvious how badly I skateboard!lol;)

      Cindy

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  16. Love this post! Great colour for you too

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  17. It looks great on you! Love the green and your sewing is always so clean. Nice skatin too (in flip flops no less!).

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  18. Okay, seeing you rock that gorgeous dress on a skateboard makes you the coolest person ever in my book. Skate on!

    Warmly,
    Lauren
    The Thinking Closet

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  19. This is awesome without sleeves! I think I see a tank dress in my future (:

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  20. The dress is beautiful on you. You chose the perfect color and it fits you so well. I am so impressed with the skateboarding shots. "You rock!"

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  21. You really are a California girl! So cute!

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  22. all your lady skater dresses are boss, and your photo shoot was top notch too, loved it!

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    1. Thank you! We had a lot of fun.:)

      Cindy

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