The “Snuggly Jumper” Dress
Fabric: Star printed fleece & ribbing.
Pattern: Victory Patterns – Lola
Time to complete: 6 hours.
(Including printing & assembling the pattern and then transfering it to sew-in interfacing and cutting it out. Next time round it will probably only take 3-4 hours).
First worn: Yesterday, as soon as I finished it!
Wear again?: Oh yes! In fact, I’m wearing it again right now as I type this.
Total Cost: $25.
When we were kids my Mum used to make us (my 2 younger brothers and I) fleecy tracksuit pants and jumpers.
I can clearly remember a fleecy jumper and pants that Mum made me that had a kind of quilt type/patch-work print on it. I’m pretty sure I still have it packed away in a box (somewhere)…
I came across Victory Patterns a little while ago but have put off buying any as I couldn’t find many reviews of them or images of garments people had made from their patterns.
I was at my local Spotlight on Saturday when I came across the star printed fleece & I immediately thought of the fleecy “trackie-dacks” Mum used to make for us when we were kids. The next thought that popped into my mind was that it would be the perfect material for the Lola dress.
So the garment I had originally made to use for this weeks challenge got bumped…
Home I went with my 2 meters of fleece and it went straight into the washing machine. While that was running I purchased, downloaded, printed and assembled the Lola pattern. (Yep, they’re downloadable so you can start working on them straight away!)
On Sunday I cut the pattern pieces and put the dress together. I can not tell you how simple this dress is. It went together like a dream. The instructions were super easy to follow with lots of pictures to help you along. The only reason this one took me so long is because of the prep work I had to do before I cut into the fabric and “officially” started making this dress.
And the end result:
A super snuggly “Jumper-Dress” that I am totally in love with! Even the Boyfriend thinks this is fab.
And I love that it reminds me of the “fleecies” Mum used to make us.
But I guess this is the grown-up version.
This will not be the last you see of the Lola from me, I already have plans for my 2nd Lola thanks to a suggestion from the Boyfriend.