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The Lotta dress pattern tour: The crazy tailor

Hello there, Compagnie M readers! I am so thrilled to be able to share with you my version of the Lotta! The Lotta dress is the third pattern I’ve made from Compagnie M, and I am always so impressed by the details and the accuracy of her patterns.

If you follow my blog at all, then you know I hardly ever make a pattern as is….and so I give you the Lotta Tunic!

lotta tour

lotta tour

This was the first official “short sleeve” weather day! We had a little run through the puddles with one of her birthday balloons.

lotta tour

lotta tour

I used the cap sleeve option and instead of making a dress, I left off the skirt, lengthened the bodice and flared it out to an a-line shape. I chose to just leave the slit plain at the neckline, but I’m still debating putting some buttons (or snaps!) on there too! At the back, we have multi-coloured snaps.

lotta tour

The tunic is only half-lined to under the armscyes. This will make such a nice, light summer top!

lotta tour

lotta tour

This tunic went together so quickly, and I’ve already got plans for another!

lotta tour

lotta tour

lotta tour

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Head on over to my blog to enter the giveaway for a Lotta Dress pattern of your own!

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Thanks a lot Sarah for participating! Lovely to see that you flipped my dress into a tunic! Love the result! Maybe I’ll make this tunic as well one day!

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You can buy the Lotta dress pattern in MY SHOP for only 7 euro. During the pattern tour, you’ll get a 10% discount with this code: LAUNCH-LOTTA.

You can also win a free copy of the pattern on Sarah’s blog!

4 Comments

  • Olu says:

    My favourite part of the Lotta dress is the collars and pockets, that’s what makes the dress so unique in my eyes. I’m interested to know why you chose to leave them out.

    I know that you are brilliant at making kids clothes, I follow your blog and I love what you do but sometimes a pattern is just great how it is.

    I hope I’m not being too controversial, I just like to know these things that’s all. :-)

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Olu :)

      Thanks for asking! Well, I’m still debating adding the buttons to the collar, but I really love the simplicity of it as-is. As for pockets, they didn’t seem practical on a tunic, but I do love them as well. I love the silhouette of this pattern – the faux cap sleeves, and the slim fit. What can I say? I really like to “flip” patterns to showcase not only their original components, but also to put my own mark on a garment. Hope that helps :)

      ~Sarah

      • Olu says:

        Thanks for your reply. It makes sense now. I suppose it’s like moving into a new house that you love, the kitchen is lovely how it is, but you wouldn’t have chosen it so you change it, to suit your taste and to make it more personal. And because you’re an interior designer, you just can’t help but keep changing things.

        Something like that anyway, Is that right? Lol! I think I’m thinking too deeply about it.

  • Jenya says:

    What a brilliant interpretation of the pattern! Love it!

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