A Minty Green Lola

A review of Lola Blouse and Dress

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Reviewed by Holly Stevens on 20th May, 2020

The Lola pattern from Forget Me Not Patterns is a simple blouse and dress but it’s finished with some gorgeous details. I decided to make the blouse version with the boat neckline and frill along the back yoke. It has little grown on sleeves and is designed to be a looser fit through the waist and hips.

I love that this pattern comes with different bust sizes, (small, medium and large) with all the details on which size to pick in the instructions. I made the size 32 for a small bust (my full bust measurement is 32″) and I’m really pleased with the final fit. The back pleat detail means it’s very loose around the hips but this is lovely for tucking into trousers or skirts.

The instruction booklet is great and has a lovely section on some technical skills used to make the pattern. I particularly loved learning how to do a pin hem and this finished the garment off beautifully. Especially as I used some Meet Milk diamond print tencel fabric in a lovely mint colour. It has the perfect drape and weight for this top and I’m so pleased I took the plunge and used it for this pattern! Even taking my time with the pin hems and frill this top only took me a couple of hours to make, and I managed to fit this size into 1 metre of fabric too.

I’ll definitely be making another one of these, maybe the scoop neck without the back yoke frill in a pretty floral fabric!

Happy sewing,

Holly (@holsstevens) x