Tuesday, 5 June 2018

LOL Swing Expansion

When I saw the testing call for the LOL Swing Top Expansion* by Jennuine Design I just had to apply (even though I was already involved in two other tests at that moment). I love the design of the LOL Swing Top and even more options were added! I already made a LOL Swing Top but hacked it slightly to make it into a dress for our youngest girl. I had some issues with my dress version, so it looks quite different from this dress. Also this time I made the LOL Swing Expansion for our youngest girl.
The LOL Swing expansion is an add-on to the original LOL Swing Top pattern. So you need the original pattern in order to be able to make the LOL Swing dress. There are several options that are included in the add-on: a pinafore top and a dress option and pockets are included! I made the dress option with pockets. It comes in sizes NB to 12Y. The top and the expansion are on sale for just $5 and $2 respectively, so go get it or both now!
The LOL Swing top and dress can be both made in woven and knit, which makes it a versatile pattern. I made my previous version in knit, but this time I used woven. I make so many knit dresses and tops, while I still have many pieces of woven fabric. For summer a breezy woven dress is just perfect. On the back of the dress I added my own label. One of my sewing friends gave me the label for my birthday and I have been using them since (if I don't forget to add them to a project). The color of the main fabric is just a perfect match with the color of my label.
Fabric: the main fabric is again a scrap I found on the exchange pile during our sewing weekend, the back yoke is colored windows in orange from Soft Cactus, which I bought during a sale at de stoffenstraat.
Pattern: LOL Swing Expansion by Jennuine Design

Fabric in 2018: this week 0 in - 2 out (2018: bought 22 - used 29 fabric - used 1 gifted fabric - used 3 scrap pieces of fabric) - in total 22 in 33 out

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