Monday 21 April 2014

From A - Red Carpet Lady Skater Dress

In early March, or what feels like a lifetime ago, I was lucky enough to get a ticket to the Veronica Mars Movie premier and after party in New York. Not one to have already have a dress for such occasions, I decided to try making my own (partly because I am cheap and definitely because I hate shopping).

I wanted something that would be dressy enough for the premiere but casual enough that I might actually wear it again. Kitschy Coo's Lady Skater Dress in some black polka-dot knit fit the bill perfectly.

Lady Skater Dress

I dressed it up with a sequin belt that my grandmother bought me when I was about 8 years old and some fancy nylons I picked-up in the big apple. I even wore make-up. Overall, a passable red carpet outfit for about $35.

Lady Skater Dress

I literally got up at 4:00 in the morning to finish sewing the dress together before my 6:00 a.m. flight (which meant no muslin on this one). The fit is is a little looser than I would have liked but otherwise fantastic considering my recklessness.

Due to the last minute construction, I didn't have time to hem the dress before getting on the plane. Luckily this wasn't a problem with the knit fabric. The Mr. was relieved that we weren't going to miss our flight when I decided to skip it and very happy that the coverstitch machine wouldn't be joining us in NYC. I'm hoping to give my lady skater a nip/tuck plus hem treatment soon.

Lady Skater Dress

This pattern was quick and easy. The finished dress is lovely, comfortable and has now been fondled by the V-Mars cast, which makes it a definite winner. There are definitely more of these in my future (likely a peplum tee version in the next size down).

(And yes, the premiere was awesome...I even met Ira Glass. He is the coolest.)


  1. You look fantastic Amanda! Love the addition of the sparkly belt, and the fancy nylons! And the polka dots really make this dress! Great job :)

  2. I'm a little late on commenting, but I just had to. First of all, I love the dress! The fabric is so perfect and you look adorable! Second, I love Veronica Mars but have still yet to see the movie. What did you think of it? Recommend it for a fan of the series? And last but not least, Ira Glass?!?!?!? So cool. Here are 5 cool points. (apparently I've decided I give out cool points now. haha)


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