Over at Handmaker's Factory we've been trying out some indie patterns. Kristiann from Victory Patterns kindly allowed us to choose a pattern to make up and the Lola dress seemed perfect for our wintery Melbourne weather.
Leisl made up her version in bright orange which looks fantastic, especially with those cute red glasses she wears. I ummed and ahhed over what to make mine in then remembering a piece of green ribbing in my stash (from the Fabric Store) I decided to be bold and use contrasting fabrics. I picked up the purple sweatshirt fleece when visiting the new Spotlight in Maribyrnong. It's not often that I'll buy fabric from Spotlight, in fact this was my first visit there in 4 years.
I made the size 8 as it is with the only alteration being to lengthen the sleeves a little and it fits nicely. Oh and I didn't add the little triangle to the front. I think I could go up to a size 10 to get the baggier look you see modelled on the pattern cover but I think that would work best in a more drapey fabric.
I'd definitely consider making this again with the only change being to shorten the skirt slightly, at the moment it sits just on my knee. I may even shorten this version slightly by an inch or two.
If you'd like to make your own Lola dress head on over to Handmaker's Factory to find out how you could win a copy of the pattern.