37/52 A little lace and a little rock and roll

The whole time sewing this I was singing to myself Avril Lavigne’s Sk8er Boi .  I know that this dress is called Lady Skater by Kitschy Coo but I changed the words a little to be girl-centric

She was a skater girl, she said, “See ya later, boy.”

He wasn’t good enough for her.

Now she’s a superstar

Slammin’ on her guitar

Does your pretty face see what she’s worth?

Lady Skater1I felt very rock and roll making and wearing this. I cut out a 14 bust and a 18 waist and hip and it fits perfectly. I did not construct it as per the instructions due to my two layers of fabric.  I used a grey stretch lace from a Fabric Warehouse sale (about $3/m) and a blue knit underneath that I hoped would show through more.

Lady skater insidesI sewed the bodice treating the colour and lace layers as one piece, the sleeves are lace only and the skirt side seams are sewn separately and joined as one to the bodice. This is similar style of construction as used in my Lots of Frosting dress. This means the I get a twirly swirly two layered skirt and a simple bodice with no added bulk.

IMG_5089and I had to actually try skating in it…kind of…

IMG_5083…I can ollie.. and the camera just missed the frontside kickflip…

IMG_5088and I nailed the landing!

I think this dress is one that everyone needs in their wardrobe.


8 thoughts on “37/52 A little lace and a little rock and roll

  1. Love it! I want one! So serious with the skating 🙂 I love the touch of blue on the main bodice. The fit looks really good too. Oh dear, I think another pattern I need to have…

  2. I have this pattern I need to print that sucker out and make it – even more now I’ve seen your version. Our local student radio station had their own version of Skater Boi, called Scooter Boy…..whenever I hear the originals I can only imagine the lyrics to the parody!

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