Lola, la-la-la-la-la-la Lola - come you you can't help but sing along! Don't tell me you don't know that song?!
Lola dress by Victory Patterns. The dress is described as a comfortable slip on dress with raglan sleeves, ribbed hem bands, front neckline “V” detail, and oversized wrap around pockets.
I prefer to have a more fitted look so considered carefully the sizing. I went with a size 4 for the top and a size 6 for the skirt. I must say the sizing chart was spot on! I like how the size of the finished garment is shown directly under the body measurement chart.
I was thinking about this on my drive home from work and had a bit of an epiphany! SBA (small bust adjustment)!! I still need to have the room for my shoulders, which I'll say are normal (haha, as if there is such a word). If the shoulders fit, the bust is swimming - if the bust fits the shoulders are always too small, which is all good if the garment is sleeveless. Now to Google SBA and get my method sussed.
Back to my Lola! I don't often visit Spotlight, other then to buy haberdashery when I'm on that side of town. I got side-tracked on my last visit and found some double knit jersey for just $10 p/m - it's more like a ponti than a sweat-shirting. The weight of the fabric is perfect for the Lola the blue was irresistible, but the ribbing choice was a different story. In the end I decided that I could use the same fabric for the bands a the dress. I am really happy with how that turned out.
My favourite feature about this dress is the wrap-around pockets. This is because there is no side seam to faf around with, 'cause next to my SBA I always have to faf with the hip shape.