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May 25, 2015

Red Knits_SkaterfrewThis spring, I made one last cool weather outfit for myself before it started warming up: a Skaterfrew. If you haven’t heard of this now very popular mashup, it’s a Sewaholic Renfrew frankenpatterned with a KitschyCoo Lady Skater dress.

Red Knits_Skaterfrew backAfter several previous iterations of both patterns, I’ve got the fit to a point where I’m happy with it. It’s not perfect, but it’s better than RTW. I added a little length to this version to make it work appropriate, and I’ll probably do the same for future Lady Skaters.

This dress is made of a nice thick knit I got for a steal at JoAnn’s. It’s perfect for cooler and transitional weather, but now that I’ve photographed it it’s getting tucked away until fall.
Red Knits_SkaterfrewThe whole point of this pattern mashup is, of course, the beautiful Renfrew cowl neck. If I had it my way, all of my tops would have either cowl necks or bow collars. And polka dots. Given the way I’m sewing, that dream may very well become a reality.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 26, 2015 7:45 am

    Looks gorgeous!

  2. May 26, 2015 3:52 pm

    Can’t beat a Renfrew! It must be the most loved pattern out there! It looks lovely 😀

    • May 28, 2015 9:39 pm

      Thanks! You’re right, it doesn’t get any more versatile than a Renfrew!

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