I loved the look of these patterns when they were released, and with those names, well... what's that Skip?
"tch tch tch... tch tch tch tch!"
You're saying since Toni gave me a free copy of the Skippy, I'd better sew it up right away?
Fair enough Skip, I'll do it!
To be honest, when I first finished this dress I was not really 'feeling it'. My fabric choices had been dictated by what I felt I could take from the shop without depleting precious knit supplies, and the grey contrast parts were due to there being not enough of the green stripe. Plus, I was feeling frumpy, the weather was cold, and I had just been told I was very low in iron and a bit anaemic. I wasn't sure about the puff sleeves on me, and the hem wasn't behaving well (although I hadn't tried pressing it). Also, I'd made a Size L on top graded out to XL at the hips and it still seemed a bit huggy in the wrong places. I draped it over the end of the bed to think about itself for a while.
But. Isn't it marvellous what a bit of spring sunshine and some iron supplements can do?
Boing! I put Skippy on this morning and felt... good! I still haven't pressed the hem but who cares?And here's the side view, you know, in the interests of showing a bit more of how it fits someone with a few curves. What is that pose? I have no idea.
PATTERN: Make It Perfect 'Skippy'
FABRIC: Lillestoff organic cotton/spandex knit, grey marle cotton/spandex knit
I was sent a pdf copy of the pattern, and while I'm not normally a fan of that format, I really liked how the pattern pieces went together individually rather than one massive great unwieldy, taped-together sheet.
I find the pocket hand holes sit a little high for me to naturally want to use the pocket a lot. The holes could easily be cut down lower.
Instructions were good and it came together well - most of this dress was sewn on a regular machine with ballpoint needle and Gutermann Sew-All poly thread.
Sing it with me:
Skippy, Skippy, Skippy the bush kangaroo.
Skippy, Skippy, Skippy our friend ever true!
- Jane x