Lola and I are going to be the best of friends
I think Lola and I are going to be very best of friends. Her scooped neck, cap sleeves and the way she flares slightly at the hips is a flattering fit on my unique body.
I made my first version of Tessuti’s Lola Tee with a remnant from Rathdowne Fabrics. Unfortunately, this fabric is probably a little to structured to do full justice to the pattern. But will it stop me from wearing it? Ahhh…… no!
My next versions (did you note the plural?) will be in more drapey knits. There will be some lovely such knits (I’ve personally made sure of it!) under our Christmas tree with my name on them.
I sewed up the small, which is perfect through my shoulders and hips, but a little tight in the bust. In future versions, I’ll grade out to a medium in this area.
I shortened the tee at the hem by 3 inches. I think it’s also important to note I’m quite long between my shoulders and the beginning of my bust. The depth of scoop is perfect for me, but if you make it, you may consider raising the neckline.
Pattern: Tessuti’s Lola Tee
Fabric: Knit jersey remnant from Rathdowne Fabrics (purchased 18+ months ago)
Alterations: I used fusible stay tape on the neckline rather than the suggested tear-away vilene shields. I shortened the tee at the hem by 3 inches.
A very big thank-you to my lovely and talented friend Amanda for taking the photos. Amanda will be singing at the Carols in the Domain tomorrow night, so if you’re in Australia, tune in and enjoy her amazing voice.