I will be honest, I LOVE the finished garment here, but the cutting… oh vie! Soooo many pieces! OK… only like 13…. so not all THAT many, I just hate cutting knit fabric. The dress goes together faster than it cuts though! Seriously less than 2 hours, even with all the pieces and princess seams! I used my serger all the way for sewing this up and honestly I wouldn’t want to do it without a serger. I also made another Lola in sweatshirt fleece and that one is not nearly as flattering. So do yourself a favor and pick a fabric with a little more flow to it but not tooo thin for a flattering fit.
I am 5 and a half feet tall and did not adjust the pieces at all when I cut them. I did, however, lengthen the sleeves! I just didn’t get the point of a sweater dress with 3/4 sleeves! If I am wearing a sweater dress it is because it is cold, which means I NEEED long sleeves. Adjusting sleeve length is super easy though – I just measured sleeves that were full length and added a little extra when I cut for “better safe than sorry”.
I measured in between a 4 and a 6. and I decided to do a size 4. I’m happy with my choice of size cut, it is fitted but not skin tight. I used a french terry knit fabric. The french knit only came in solid colors however…. and well… a light grey gets dull pretty quick and so I got out the fabric paint and polka dotted the pocket pieces and every so often I put a little fabric paint carefully on the party lion stamp because a girl has to have some fun every now and then!
Thanks for reading ! and be sure to come back on the 6th and vote your favourite Lola of the week!