It seems 2014 is quickly coming to a close so I guess I better get my bum in gear and finish blogging about my makes! Here's one I whipped out and photographed right before the move. It's my first Lola by Victory Patterns.
|Nananananana, Disco! Or maybe Ninja! |
|Dog, how did you find me? |
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- So this is very bright and I'm not sure I'm brave enough to wear it around in public... but it makes a smashing around the house dress.
- I'm 5' 10" and I added 3 inches to lengthen the bodice pieces and skirt. I probably did something to the sleeves as well but I can't remember what.
- Between adding the length and the stretch of the pink fabric I'm feeling proportions are a bit off?
- The pink fabric is probably too light for this design as I can see it really stretched and bags a bit.
- When I was researching this pattern a lot of people questioned the amount of pieces for a knit dress. Well it's superb for color blocking which gives you the look of a body con dress with the comfort of your favorite sweatshirt. (Don't believe me, wait till you see my second version.)
- Pattern went together super easily and really pretty quick for all those pieces. ;)
- These both came from the stash and I'm pretty sure this was one of my FESA makes!
I think that's about it... any questions please ask and I'll try to remember...
Question for YOU! Would you wear something this bright out in public? Are you a solid or a print fan?
I think that the dark solid behind the pattern really tones down the bright colors. I would have no problem wearing this in public. Question, though, why are the pockets so low? Is that a design element, or is it functional for you?
Hi Angela! Hurrah for a public vote! It is super cheerful.
The pockets are low because of the length I added and the stretch of the fabric. I have to lean a bit to get into them...
Well if my muse has spoken who am I to argue? :) Maybe I'll start wearing it in the house and see where it goes from there.
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