Still loving Lodo


I’ve raved about True Bias’ Lodo Dress before, and it appears that it is loved far and wide.  The Lodo Dress was recently named as one of the best pattern of 2018 by Pattern Review!  Well deserved accolades in my books.


With this version, I was aiming for it to have a more casual vibe.  Okay, so I’ve styled my supposedly casual Lodo in these photo with a silk scarf and wedges, but I think it would look equally good with  sandals or trainers.  Don’t you agree?


This Lodo was sewn from a loop back cotton french terry from The Fabric Store.  I love the random placement of the white spots/splodges on the navy background.

I brought this print in a cotton knit too and sewed my youngest daughter a Groove Dress.  I wonder if she’d agree to matchy matchy photos?


As the french terry had limited stretch, I sewed my usual size 8 but I just overlocked the side seams giving me 7/16″ (6mm) more wiggle room.


The facings are in a cotton/linen blend from the stash and the hems were secured with a twin needle.


Have you sewn a Lodo?  If not, is it on your ‘to make’ list?


Pattern:  True Bias’ Lodo Dress
Size:  8
Fabric:  Cotton french terry from The Fabric Store
Alterations:  Sewed the side seams with my overlocker, performed a 3/8″ (1cm) forward shoulder adjustment and eliminated the centre back seam.
Accessories:  Liberty silk twill scarf and mustard wedges purchased from Siricco several years ago.
Location:  Horsham Overpass (near the railway station)


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