Monday, March 07, 2016

Lola and Bellevue for Kaitlyn




Lola from Victory Patterns made from a sweatshirt knit

More sewing for Kaitlyn, she needs a few more teacher clothes!  The first one is 
I made her a size 6 and took larger seam allowances at the waist.  The neckline v is the wrong side of the fabric

Lola from Victory Patterns made from a sweatshirt knit - neckline detail

Speaking of the fabric, it is a sweatshirt knit found at Joann's in the early fall.

I love the lines of the dress and it look really nice on her.  Besides who wouldn't want to wear a sweatshirt as a dress - comfy and cute all day long


Lola from Victory Patterns made from a sweatshirt knit


Next is a Bellevue (two made for me here )


Bellevue top made from a sweater knit with a paisley accent


The fabric is a sweater type knit also from Joann's and the accent is from Girl Charlee, which was leftover from one of my Bellevues.  



Bellevue top made from a sweater knit with a paisley accent

I mentioned on my navy Bellevue, I didn't like all the wrinkles.  Well, I played with them and found the problem.  The shirt was too big in the raglan sleeve seam, where the front and back connects to the seam.  I took some in on my top and the fit is much better.  

On Kaitlyn's top I made an 8  for her and  cut the above mentioned seams at a size 4.  It was a very good fit.

Bellevue top made from a sweater knit with a paisley accent, close up of the neckline


I was digging through my fabric for a good fabric for the bottom panels.  Meredith suggested this one and I was so surprised how the paisley had the exact color.  In my top, I don't even see the berry color.

Bellevue top made from a sweater knit with a paisley accent


Kaitlyn wore the top the other day for a family birthday party and it looks really cute on her.  I feel good since I had promised her the dress since last fall!  

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15 comments:

  1. I'm sure Kaitlyn is thrilled with the new pieces! I'm looking at that Lola dress differently now and love all the variations of it!

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    1. thanks, Carolyn, the Lola is a fun dress to sew and wear.

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  2. I know your daughters fully appreciate all the sewing you do for them, and don't mind the wait. Mine are used to it and are always very grateful! Makes it fun!

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    1. Thanks, Patty, Kaitlyn does appreciate it but don't ask her to model! Ha ha!

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  3. I love them both!

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  4. This Lola is so cute. Will I ever get to use my Lola pattern???

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    1. Faye, yes, do use your pattern, you will love it!

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  5. Both are very cute . Great job on such fun garments

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  6. Nice dress and top!

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  7. These both look great Lori! Love the color. I could really use some comfy tops in my wardrobe.

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  8. That is outstanding dress and also top. thanks for sharing.
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