Thursday, 13 November 2014

Completed: Victory Patterns Lola

So heres another finished make I have to share with you all - my Lola sweater dress.



I actually started this well before my sewing machine broke (the first time) and then ended up with the WIP pile of doom! I then completely forgot about it because when I was looking for something else I found the part assembled pieces. Just at the right time it would seem I'm quite digging long (3/4) sleeves at the moment.

The finished dress is not quite as good as I'd hoped but I handled the neck a lot and I think it stretched out a bit so the neck looks stretched I also think it may be something to do with the fact I neglected the wee triangle that you're meant to add for that authentic jumper look- that's why I have a sneaky scarf on hand ...

So I started this that long ago that I can't even remember what the composition of the fabric is - I know its not many % cotton as its got that shine that only a poly blend will give something... what I do remember is that I purchased it at remnant kings and it cost like £8/m. I must have bought about 2.5 m as there is still about 1m left so I'm thinking a mabel or perhaps another sugar plum? I'm also wondering if I could make a snuggly Bronte jumper....?



When constructing this dress I cut a size 8- I think it fits mostly OK apart from around the waist where it seems a bit baggy - which is strange as usually I need to grade out for this area... If i make this up again (I'm totally torn as there's a few knit jumper dress patterns that im feeling right now) I think ill grade down a size here and keep the rest the same size.

The dress came together really easily - apart from noted issue with the neck however I'm not really feeling it - I love the pockets and the sleeves give me an option for the cooler weather I just feel that there are other patterns that I love way more. (who knows maybe if I fix the neck it would be a different story...). That being said it has been worn rather a lot over the last two weeks.

Hope everyone has a good weekend - Im off to the football tomorrow night (Scotland vs Ireland) which should be good - it's a handy match for us because Celtic Park is only about a miles walk from our flat to the turnstiles

Take care guys
JCS xx

6 comments:

  1. OMG I’ve been looking for a knit in that color all day long … instead of working of course! no kidding I odered some online ad when I got it I realized it was much darker :( and was looking for a replacement! Love your Lola is cool and cozy andI’m the definitely adding the pattern to my oh so long to do list! XO

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    1. Thanks sometimes it's good to have some poly in the fabric to keep a bit warmer... I really like this colour - it makes up a good percentage of my wardrobe, yet I haven't seen much of this blue this season it seems to be more reds and dark purples...hope you manage to find your fabric! also my to do list got so long I scrapped it and started a new one! xx

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  2. I think this is lovely! It looks cozy -- perfect for style in winter! Is it a thicker material or thin?

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    1. Hey, thanks! the material is medium to heavy, but not so heavy that it was impossible to work with. It is very warm to wear which is a definite plus!

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  3. This is a nice dress. Highly appropriate for winter. Also the color looks nice on you

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    1. Thank you :-) I love wearing this colour it makes me feel good to wear

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