Pattern Review: a Lola Dress from Victory Patterns



When I saw that my friend was sewing a Lola Dress from Victory Patterns, I wanted one too! This sewing pattern for sweater knit fabric is available in both a digital and paper versionI It’s a cozy comfy dress that can be made with or without a serger. (BTW… find out if you need a serger.)

I texted her first and asked her if she minded and she’s so sweet, she said not at all. Luckily, I had a very different fabric in mind, so our dresses turned out not similar at all. You can see hers on the Fishsticks blog {here}.  


Here’s the dress without the scarf, so you can see it better. It’s like a long (slightly dressier) sweatshirt with raglan sleeves, princess seams, and huge adorable pockets. Yes, I think the pockets are the reason why we both wanted this dress. Instead of knit sweater fabric, I used a deep eggplant colored stretch velour. I love the color and feel of it!


I did have to make a few changes… The bodice needed to be taken in a bit along the princess seams, and then I made the hem cuff-band a bit taller so it would be knee-length. I also added cuff-style bands for the tops of the pockets to match.  

So what do you think? In my opinion, it’s not as flattering as the Ottobre Wrap Dress that I made a couple weeks ago, but it’s still cute in a casual (and comfy) way. I’m tempted to wear it to Sample Spree (the super-crazy quilt market event where you get to see and buy samples of all the new products) so I can fill up those pockets like chipmunk cheeks, lol! 

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