Friday, December 20, 2013

Lola Dress from Gray Ribbed Ponte


The Lola Dress by Victory Patterns, has been in my collection since seeing Ginger Makes on Mood Sewing Network back in April.

Girls in the Garden - Lola (Victory Patterns) dress made with gray ribbed ponte


I had this lovely ribbed ponte (it feels like ponte) which I thought would be perfect for this dress.  Sorry, I don't remember where I purchased the fabric.




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I love, love this dress, from the "v" detail, which is the wrong side of the fabric to the hem band.  Every detail is wonderful.

I started with a size 10 based on the measurements on the guide.  Well, that was too big, it looked like a sack.  I unstitched the skirt from the bodice not once but twice to get the sizing right.  I think I probably will make between a 6 and 8 next time I sew it and there will be a next time.

Girls in the Garden - Lola (Victory Patterns) dress made with gray ribbed ponte

I omitted the pockets, since my fabric was thick.  My thought process was no more thickness to the hips.  Those pockets are fabulous and add to the dress, next time they will be on my dress.  Also, in retrospect, I am not sure I had fabric to make the pockets this time.

Girls in the Garden - Lola (Victory Patterns) dress made with gray ribbed ponte

I lengthened the skirt 5" just to be safe and I hadn't determined if I wanted the bottom band.  In the end, I wanted the band on my dress.  With this in mind, I took off 3" from the dress.  Here is a lightened picture to show the lines of the dress and the bottom band.


The top of the dress, might be a bit big but I can live with that little fold at the shoulder/bust.

This is a fabulous dress, easy to construct, looks great and is fun to wear.


The back, not a great picture with the bunching at the middle of my back but it gives you an idea of the look of the dress.

Girls in the Garden - Lola (Victory Patterns) dress made with gray ribbed ponte

I am on the hunt for more fabric for this dress, anyone have some suggestions?

41 comments:

  1. Love this dress! Looks great on you.

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    1. Thank you, Donna, it is one of the dresses you just feel good wearing.

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  2. Perfect dress for the chilly weather. I'm not familiar with this company, will have to check it out.

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    1. Thanks, Lisette, you are right, a good winter dress.

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  3. I have no fabric suggestions but I do like this dress on you!

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    1. Thanks, Carolyn, it is a fab dress.

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  4. This looks lovely on you Lori, its fab in the ponte and the design lines with neck detail are gorgeous too.

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    1. Thank you, the dress has great lines.

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  5. So very cute. It looks like such an easy dress to wear.

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    1. Thanks, Faye, it is so easy to wear.

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  6. Cute dress. I so need one of those. Thanks for the review!

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    1. Thank you, it is a great pattern,

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  7. Cute and comfy. I like to silhouette. Sorry no suggestions on fabric for your next dress.

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    1. Thanks, Cennetta, I am thinking a ponte with a small tone-on-tone print if I can find that!

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  8. Perfect winter dress! I love it!

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    1. Thanks, Amanda, I love this dress, too.

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  9. That is a fabulous dress - looks so cozy and chic at the same time.

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    1. Thanks, Melissa, it is a good combination of style and comfort.

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  10. Lovely dress! This pattern is on my list too. I'm going to try it in the French Terry.

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    1. Thanks, Darla. French terry would be great!

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  11. Lovely dress! This pattern is on my list too. I'm going to try it in the French Terry.

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  12. I am glad to see this dress pattern made up. I really like the fabric you chose for this. Dress looks good on you! I like that v-detail

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    1. Thanks, Linda, it is a great pattern.

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  13. I love the lines of this pattern! It looks great on you!

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    1. Thanks, Pam, I appreciate it. This dress is one of those feel good dresses

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  14. This pattern is kind of like a sack (unless you are super skinny, and like a 12 year old boy- without any curves). That is why I got it for my 12 year old daughter. I love the style, and since you took it in, I feel like it would work for me as well if I were to do the same. I LOVE this pattern. I also bought it after seeing it on Ginger Makes.

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    1. Laura, it does take some fitting to make it just right.

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  15. This is amazing and you look fabulous wearing it.

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    1. Thank you, it is one of those dresses that you feel great wearing.

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  16. Great looking dress!

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  17. Oooh, I love this on you! It's really cute! The fabric looks extra cozy, too. I really like that, although it's a really casual dress, it has princess seams, so you can kind of take it in here and there however you see fit without too much irritation! I didn't need to make any size alterations, but my fabric barely had any stretch, so if I make it in something stretchier it will be easy to take in.

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    1. thanks so much. You are right on the stretch of the fabric. I also have a bad habit of always picking a size too big!

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  18. That dress is *so* flattering on you! I bet we will be seeing a lot more of it. I predict you'll have it in your Tried and True pattern file :-)

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    1. thank you so much, you are right this will be a favorite.

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  19. That dress looks so great. Comfortable and classy at the same time. I'm pretty sure I would wear it at least once a week!

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    1. Thank you, Johanna, I do love this dress.

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  20. Really nice dress. I just tried to subscribe via email but the button is not working.

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  21. Great dress, am tempted by this pattern now.

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