|Kitschy Coo Comino Cap Top and Dress|
Everything in the Kitschy Koo online shop was on sale for 17% off on the day that the Comino pattern made its way into my Facebook feed (I'm guessing this was launch day?), and an unintended side effect of this was that the Lady Skater dress and Little Girls' Skater dress also made their way into my online cart. Now, I'd had my eye on the Little Girls' version of this dress for a while because I've wanted a basic knit dress pattern for Eva with a waist seam and a non-gathered skirt (most Ottobre patterns have a gathered skirt) to play around with some design ideas I've had. This sale seemed like a pretty good opportunity to pull the trigger on that pattern.
|Kitschy Coo Lady Skater dress line drawing and size chart|
I've been actively resisting the Lady Skater, on the other hand, for two major reasons:
- One, EVERYONE else has already made it. Who cares if it's looked great on the majority of sewists who have made it (in particular, it's looked/fit great on busty, curvy sewists). I wasn't going to join that herd. Seriously, this pattern has made more appearances on the blogosphere this year than Jude Law made appearances in movies in 2005.
- The second reason is a little more personal: I've owned this dress before.
Who knows if or when I'll actually make up the Lady Skater. Part of me wants to continue to hold out; part of me wants to see what the huge fuss was all about. I held out forever from making the Cake Tiramisu dress, and that dress wound up being one of my most-worn garments of the past year.
I'm curious, are there popular/well-reviewed patterns out there that you've held out from buying or making for one reason or another? Or am I just weird and stubborn that way?