Today’s project was born when I was face-slapped with inspiration by GoogieMomma’s white-piped navy dress that she shared on instagram. As I was constructing it in my brain while taking a shower (as I am wont to do), it reminded me that Amanda did a princess-seamed Skater Dress that I meant to copy. So I smushed the two ideas together and came up with this!
I used a standard sloper to draft a princess seam bodice, and then inserted piping into the princess seams. The dress is finished off with a half circle skirt and a button and loop closure. Do NOT ask me why I didn’t just use Amanda’s Skater Dress. Short answer: I’m an idiot. Long answer: I thought I was going for a different shape and wanted to fully line the bodice so it wouldn’t have ribbing at the neck and arms, but in the end this is so similar that I could’ve easily just used her pattern and made slight alterations. Like I said: idiot.
This dress was more time consuming than it had any business being. By the time I dealt with fully lining the bodice and sewing with all that ornery knit piping, I didn’t even get around to pressing it before pictures. Or at least that’s the excuse I’m using. I used way more than the allotted 1 KCW hour.
Totally worth it though.
And bonus, she loves it! She did request another one in pink though. Not on your life sister.
Well, ok, maybe. It is already drafted and all…