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You may remember the gaberchino I love to use from Calico Laine.
I have made a dress for a wedding –The Howe and The Poppy with it. I love how it is to sew and also how it feels to wear.
So when I got a free pattern for The Skater dress from Love Sewing magazine I was straight on the Calico Laine website to choose a different colour. As a blogger I get a 20% discount on my order, but even without this I think it is a good price for the quality.
As it is Christmas I went for purple. It is very like The Ruby pattern which I have embarrassingly made approx eight, yes, you read that correctly eight time. It may even be nine, but I won’t admit to that!
The Skater has long sleeves and I wonder if the skirt is even more of a circle than the Ruby , It feels full of fabric.
It was lovely to wear although I thought the picture looked quite long on the model so I went with the pattern…..it is a bit short for me I think! Next time I will add some inches, I’d quite like a ballerina length.
It was so cold when we took the photos the lens has fogged up, so I hope to get some better photos at the next Christmas dinner!



I wanted to have a bow around the waist like my first post!. Here it was sewn into the side seams. As I just guessed (!) it was too short for a bow and so is just a knot. This is perhaps as well as i interfaced the fabric and I am sure a bow would have been too sticky out.

I used some cerise bias for the hem and used one of my decorative stitches on my lovely new sewing machine!

Fabric: 2 metres of gaberchino
Pattern: Simple Sew Skater Dress
Wonky Factor: it has to be a 9/10 and it’s just the length that I’m not happy with!
Amanda 💝