I got to test out a new pattern recently. It is called Lara and is by a dear lady, Mira, of Tulips and Edelweiss. Lara is a ruffled hoodie for girls. It can be made from velveteen or cotton knit or even microfleece. It is very lady-like, according to one of my daughters. I made a version in cotton knit, for my youngest daughter. For fabric, I went stash diving in the bins in my garage and found some jersey knit from Chez Ami and some Michael Miller cotton knits. This is not a simple pattern but it went together very nicely. It is meant for intermediate level sewists, so be aware that it is a great pattern but not simple. It is well written with excellent directions.
You know a girl needs an outfit to go with a smashing hoodie like that! So, I used Lilblueboo Sienna dress pattern as the basis to come up with this cutiepie dress. It doesn't resemble Sienna much anymore! I got creative and wung it as I sewed, adding ruffles to the sleeves, a gathered skirt, and side panels in turquoise rib knit.
It looks pretty cute with the hoodie!
She loves it and won't take it off, so I count that as a great success.
Love sewing for this one!