Radiant Orchid Skater Dress

I loved last year's color of the year, Emerald, but never made anything for myself. Just a coat for my daughter. This year I really wanted to make something in the color of the year. I bought this fabric in March and the fabric just sat at the top of the heap for months. 

Then Jodi asked if I'd be willing to do a pretest of her skater skirt add on to her peplum top. Um, YES! And I had the perfect fabric... but not the perfect amount. I had to lay my fabric out flat and trace out all the pattern pieces with chalk to make sure that I could fit everything on the 2 yards that I had. Luckily I made it work. Not a scrap of fabric to spare.

I used a Magenta cotton/spandex knit from girlcharlee. It looks like she doesn't have that anymore but she does have a ponte.


I wanted to do the 3/4 sleeve option for fall/winter. I like to wear bracelets so I don't like the sleeves to be too long... plus I only had enough fabric length to make the 3/4 sleeves so I guess that worked out well.

I also chose to cut the skirt length marked "high calf." There are so many skirt length options! I wanted something ladylike. 

I love this dress. I'll be making more I'm sure. I love the cut... no gathering at the waist which always makes me feel like I have a poochy belly... post kids/lunch that's not something I want. This cut of skirt is just so flattering.

Everytime I wear this dress I get tons of compliments. Most importantly I feel great wearing it.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE this one! I'd like to make it too. Link for the pattern?