Oh yes, another Lekala! This time it’s Lekala 4148, made when I was at Sewjourn. As described by Lekala, it is “dress with decorative belt” to be sewn from “well draping knit fabric of middle stretchiness of natural or mixed fibers”.
Dolman sleeves are rather popular at the moment and I think that overall this dress/tunic is rather cute! It suffers slightly from the same problem as my last Lekala make in that I would prefer more ease around my middle. And yes, I am wearing a control slip in these photos too.
And as you can see from the above photo, it could do with better pattern matching as well. The fabric was from Spotlight, and is another of their poly/lycra jerseys. They do such wonderful colours and patterns, and the fabrics feel very silky and smooth on the skin, but I need to not be so distracted by the colour and instead remember the slinky factor that shows off every “curve”.
Overall, I think that this is rather cute. At Sewjourn I tried it on with cropped navy leggings and blue shoes, and think that I prefer it worn that way rather than with bare legs. It will be interesting to see how often I take this dress off the hanger.
Something that I do really enjoy about sewing for myself is the opportunity to try out different styles. As well as being interesting to sew a variety of things, it’s interesting to see if they actually get worn. It’s always about how they feel and about how I feel wearing them as well as about how they might look on. I can tell that for me, style is an evolving thing. It does change over time – and I think that it is also changing as my body shape is – ahem – maturing. But it mostly seems to change depending on how I feel about myself. Hmmm, more to think on!