Pattern: Lola Victory patterns. I been admiring Kristiann’s work for a long time, inclusive been encouraged many times to try by Oona and Sonja. Indeed, girls.. you are so right.. her patterns does suit me. I was so excited when they became printed patterns I ordered the Lola and the Nicola. I am sewing PDFs a lot more this days however with my sewjo on the rocks I needed somethings easy to kick start me back to sewing.
Fabric: I bough this “double knit?” for £2 a metre at the Birmingham meet up .I love the colour but the quality of this fabric is very bad. The iron almost made a mark on medium heat (Thank G for silk organza). They isn’t any stretch and every pin was making a dent. Its a shame because it means the dress wont last much. Minerva Craft had sent me stretch thread for my Elisalot in white and purple which I used on this dress.
Size and Alteration: I cut and sew a size 8 without alterations. Every version I seen looks long enough so I took a gamble. It worked!Once it was ready, I felt the neck and bust were perfect but my waist and hips were swimming. I should make size 6 for all the skirt parts and the back. To make it a bit more fitted I pinned and sewn 2 cm from each back seam from skirt to top. Worked well. Lucky girl!
I didn’t added the decal, pockets or the neck/arm ribbing. I made the sleeve tighter.
Likes & Dislikes: This is perfect pattern for the UK weather. It was 12C raining day today. Seriously sad about this cold weather. This dress it’s comfortable and so stylish. I really love how easy was to put together. It’s really a joy to sew and I couldn’t wait to share it with you. From sewing room to blog in less than 10 hours.
If you followed my day on instagram/twitter you noticed that HRH has gone to watch the tennis in Paris and I stayed at home. Started this dress by 9 am, finished by 12:30. With loads of tea breaks and social media procrastination lol! By 4 pm I had it all photographed and went about to run errands and cook.
I’m so excited I made #dukan pizza. My sewing time does benefit from success on the kitchen. Creative juices floating! It’s lovely being able to just lock myself away to sew.
Conclusion: I really enjoy this dress and what alterations I want to do to improve even more the fitting next time. I will make many more. Anyone got warm/ winter fabrics suggestions for me? I can see a long sleeve version for later in the year.