The “Love, Lola” Dress
Fabric: Red Sweatshirt Fleece from Fabric.com, red rib knit from Joann
Pattern: Victory Patterns’ Lola
Notions: nothing besides thread
Time to complete: 4 hrs
First worn: Mid January
Wear again? Cosntantly!
Total price: about $17
I love Victory Patterns’ design style so much. This is the second pattern I’ve made from their pattern line – the Lola Dress – and in red! Who needs some frilly lingerie for Valentine’s Day? I’d rather have a super comfy (and super cute) sweatshirt dress!
The pattern is a twist on on your good oldfashioned sweatshirt only much more stylish. I liked the curve seams which make it less boxy and the big fat side pockets are fun.
I have to admit that this style isn’t something I would normally sew for myself. I’m much more inclined to make dresses with cinched-in waists or at least with a belt to define a shape. I have a slight fear of looking like a balloon in designs like this. I’m also not used to wearing such a bold color but I’m so glad I stepped out of my comfort zone!
You have no idea how much I love this dress. It is so comfotable but I don’t look sloppy. And, best of all, I don’t look or feel like a big fat ballon! I wear this thing all the time, and I even really like the red color. I don’t have any other dresses with a solid bright color all over. The dress was so fast and easy to sew and with the loose fit I didn’t have to make any adjustments. I love my Lola!