It’s been awhile since my last post. The last time I put together a post it was my stuffed pork chop recipe which looks like it went uncontested in the pork off/stuff off so I guess I WIN! LOL. My fellow SHEs have gotten bogged down by obligations to family and this little thing called having a life. So we’ve been on a bit of a hiatus from our blog but we hope to change that starting now.
With a throw down of sorts: A who wore it best? We give you Victory Pattern’s Lola. Myself and two of my wonderful partners in crime have sewn up and worn this pattern. We each will give our own review for the pattern and then on Friday, March 7th we will open it up for you to vote which “she” wore it best. Announcing a winner on Monday, March 10th. What do we win? Bragging rights, my friend, bragging rights.
And so I give you my version of Lola sans pockets, taken in at the back seams about an inch, and fantastically comfy.
This pattern came together very quickly for me. It was my very first for me knit piece and gave me some very good and needed practice with my serger. I’m not confident enough quite yet to just go at it with my serger before sewing my seams with my trusty sewing machine, (baby steps, I’ll get there one day) but even with having to sew everything “twice” I finished this project in one evening. What you can’t see in the photos is that I used all purple serging thread. So the triangle decal and all the inner seams have a fun pop of purple!
By the measurement guide for this dress I was between a six and an eight. I did the six knowing that the knit would be forgiving and from advice from others who had made the dress. I still took it in along the back seams as the dress was way baggy along my back. So my version is a bit more fitted than originally intended but I like it.
I’m a shorty sitting at 5 feet 2.75inches. I brought the skirt panels up to hit mid-thigh and adjust the bodice as well for my short frame.
All in all this is a super comfy dress. Typically I pair it with leggings, boots, and if the kids will let me a wonderful cup a tea (or coffee).