I made another Lola from Victory Patterns. I really, really like this pattern. I can see looking at the photos - that the fit still isn't perfect - but it's better than ready to wear and I like wearing it.
The fabric is a fantastic ponte that I bought at JoAnn's of all places. It has a tiny bit of lurex in it giving a bit of sparkle. I bought it in November 2014 to make Krystle PJ pants - that year she asked for nicer fleece pants rather than flannel because the New Jersey winters had been so cold. I think I bought 4 yards because she's quite tall. Once I got the fabric home - I determined it was too nice to make PJ pants out of and set it aside.
This year - finally - I pulled it out and cut into it. Once I knew it wasn't going to be loungewear - I knew it would be a Lola for me and a magic pencil for her. Somehow - deciding to keep the fabric intended for her PJ pants meant she had been cheated. I had enough to make my Lola and 2 magic pencil skirts - one for each of us.
For a change - I didn't throw anything over this when wearing it. I just added chunky jewelry, some handknit knee socks and taupe boots.
I can see lines going from my bust to hip - what are those? Too much room (doubtful)? or not enough room? The dress is no tight through the hips and does not appear to get caught up on my booty!
|Nice run there in my hose!|
Anyway - a fun dress that is a quick make. It's cute and comfy and dressed up enough for work, but not so dressy that I can't throw it on to go get groceries. I think the knee socks (also me made) lend a bit of fun and they are what all the cool girls are wearing.
Also - trying out new winter photo shoot locations. These were taking in our stairs. All at the very top of the stairs.