The Lola Dress and Romper is a design that is full of surprises! The bodice is gathered at the bottom into a wide lined waistband and at the top into a lined yoke. Lola’s unique yoke is like a collar at the front that turns into cap sleeves…and then at the back flows into a wide T-strap embellished with buttons (or simply closed with hook and loop if you like). The open sides at the back make for a cool and breezy top for a summery dress or for a playful romper. The cuffed romper version has a choice of three lengths: shorts, capris, or long pants. Add a cardigan or jacket to take your romper or dress into the cooler months. This value-packed pattern also includes instructions for matching headbands for children and dolls.
This pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®. It is also available on Pixie Faire for 14.5" dolls such as WellieWishers™.
Recommended Fabrics: light to mid weight woven fabrics, quilting cottons are a great choice
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 24 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.Download, Print, Sew!
Great. Don’t know the fit yet as doll is a birthday gift along with the clothes will know in December.
I made three dresses using the Lola Dress pattern. I liked the pattern very much and the dresses turned out lovely. I found that a lightweight cotton works best (I used Lisette poplin). Be sure, however, to clip well in the neck and shoulder areas to get the yoke to lie flat. I just ordered another pattern from Love from Lola (A Pocket for My Posies) and can't wait to get started.
This pattern is truely deserving of more stars because of all the options available. Make a dress or rompers.....long, short or in between. Choose summer fabrics or add your own jacket for a fall outfit. As usual well illustrated instructions!!!