As soon as Gabby suggested a party dress month for the Dressmakers Ball, I knew immediately that I wanted to revisit the Skater Dress. It’s an excellent pattern for a party frock, with its V-shaped back. It’s actually a very simple garment to make. It has clean lines and doesn’t require any complex techniques. I hadn’t been entirely happy about the fit of my first skater dress – I thought there were still some pattern refinements to be made. So this was the perfect opportunity to come back to the pattern and get the fit to how I wanted it.