I don't know about you, but I have developed a habit of making everything twice! I haven't made any pattern more than twice, so I don't think I can say I have a TNT pattern, but I'm not sure what's up with this little ritual I have of putting everything in the wardrobe two by two???
Yep, so this is version two of the Lola dress by Victory Patterns, which I made earlier here. On my first make (which I have only worn once) the shoulder/armseye area was a bit tight and while I really liked the dress it was uncomfortable to wear. This time 'round I made a size 6 for the top and bottom.
Here's the obvious ... I extended the sleeves to a long version, cause it's a winter dress, and omitted the side pockets. I made a couple of other preference adjustments: I added 2" to the length of the hem band, so it didn't pull the hem of the dress in to much and I lengthened the bodice at the high bust by 1/2".
I finished this dress back in early August and have worn it loads over the last few months, changing it up each time with one of my jackets. It's perfect for winter work - a bit of a blank canvas!
I did make a bit of a boo boo! Instead of putting the join in the band of the hem at the back of the dress, I ended up putting it smack bang in the middle of the front. Thank goodness that it's black, cause the only person that can see is probably me.
The fabric is a Merino/Nylon jersey knit blend that I picked up from The Fabric Store for $15p/m. It is a good weight for this dress and doesn't have a fluffy wrong side, which I quite like.
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