Unless you live some place with endless sun, you’re probably about as sick of snow and winter weather as I am. I’ve been in such a rut the last few weeks that I decided to treat myself to a wee bit of change. Along with the new hair do, I sew myself another Lady Skater Dress. This muted camo fabric, from Girl Charlee, was originally meant for a few tee for the boys but . . . what they don’t know can’t hurt them. Well, in this case anyway, because God only knows how many times they’ve hurt themselves doing things you and I would never dream of doing. Case in point: the 5 year old who almost broke his nose last week sitting on the coffee table with his arms inside his shirt.
As usually happens when I get my hair cut, it ended up be a wee bit more than I had intended. I asked for change and change is what I got. Which lead to the need for a newly sewn something to wear and show it off. Or draw attention away from just in case it didn’t go over with mass population. Since I already had the Lady Skater Dress pattern out from this dress, during the Perfect Pattern Parcel tour, I thought I’d indulge in a camo print dress for myself.
For a few moments during construction I worried I might be toeing the line between hick and skater chick and wondered how it would look on this 30 something lady. We live pretty close to the country but it’s nothing compared to Duck Dynasty and it isn’t very often that I see camo print anything.
Cool or not, it’s super comfy. I seriously love this pattern. Not only does it sport a perfect print, fit, and construction but it also goes together so quickly. With three sleeve length options, and a neck binding that goes on with minimal fuss, I may have to outfit my whole summer wardrobe in Lady Skaters.
I may not skate or be a proper lady but this dress makes me feel hip and lady like anyway. Go on and tell me I’m too old for camo, I dare you. Cheeky, ain’t I?