Victory Pattern--Lola Dress
Alterations: Shortened skirt pieces by 2 inches
This is actually my 2nd attempt at the Lola Dress; my first version is here. This time things went much better with a different fabric type!
I love this dress. So far, this has to be my favorite knit dress I have made. It makes up into such a nice and tailored fit due to the princess seams.
After you get your pieces cut out, it really sews up quickly since all can be assembled by serger if you have one. I do recommend basting your bodice to the skirt first to make sure that your seams are all lined up. With such a busy print, it may not be as noticeable if I was off here, but a solid fabric definitely would be glaring at you.
I trimmed my pockets in a stretch faux leather, the same fabric I used for my leggings. To do so, I trimmed an inch off the top of the pocket and cut my leather trim in strips of a 2.5 inch width.
For the "triangle" shaped piece at the neckline, I also cut it from the faux leather, but I used the back side so the black would be more muted than shiny. If you look closely, it actually looks like that piece is off center, but it is not. The triangle falls right in an area of the fabric that has little black triangle points, so it makes it look like it is off center. Oh well.
Fabric from Girl Charlee:
Black abstract shapes on cream ponte de roma knit & black stretch faux leather
Ribbing purchased from Fabric.com (I had some scraps left over from my son's jacket)
I have been sewing up some leggings and other clothing for my children, as well as crafting. I just celebrated my 47th birthday, so I couldn't let this week pass without a new outfit for myself!
I wish everyone a Merry Christmas! I'm excited for Christmas break to come; I love the extra family time.
Thank you for stopping by ~ Shirley