Friday, March 30, 2018

DIY Mommy and Daughter Dresses: Lodo and Isla Dresses

Today I am so happy to finally be able to post some pictures taken by the wonderful Shelli at Shelli Quattlebaum Photography   She has taken several for me that I am unable to share until some patterns are until then, I hope you enjoy these two looks I created last year and am finally getting modeled photos.

The two patterns used here are: The Lodo Dress by True Bias and the Isla Dress by Simple Life Pattern Company. Both of these dresses are favorite patterns of mine. The Lodo is a such a quick and easy sew, yet provides an elegant little dress for your wardrobe. The Isla is a fun girl's pattern with many options.

My daughter loves the twirly factor of the skirt on the Isla. I love the options included on the pattern and that it comes together fairly quickly. I cheated and didn't hem the skirt was super quick :)
Since this was made last year it is getting to be on the short side, but my daughter still loves wearing it and will probably not be happy when it is pulled from her closet to give to her younger cousins.

The Lodo Dress is truly a quick and simple sew. It uses a more stable knit fabric with woven facings. The fabric on both of these dresses was a seasonal knit fabric from Hobby Lobby. I wish I would have picked up more because I absolutely love it. It is a firmer knit with a gold floral design on top of a pink textured knit.  I am trying to squeeze out a bralette from the little remnant I have left. 

There is a center back seam on the dress which allows for some shaping. The style of dress is slightly cocoon shaped; wider at the top while narrowing thru the hip. It is comfortable and I see many more in my future. I made a winter version of this dress in a black suede scuba and hacked a bell sleeve onto it...if I ever get decent pictures I will share.

Happy Sewing,

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