So I've made something that:
A) Looks like I work at a Teletubby theme park.
B) Is sort of like a trendy Snuggie.
C) Is the full body version of the Slipper Genie. Invite me to sit down for tea and your couch will be magically lint and pet-hair free when I leave!
But I don't care because it's warm and cute and a dress. Very important things when the thermometer isn't going to go above freezing all week! Also it is in my favorite shades of blue.
Pattern: Lola by Victory Patterns
Fabric: Anti-pill blizzard fleece from Jo-Ann, 2 yds.
Time: Approx. 4 hours (including printing and assembling pattern)
Notes: I finally re-evaluated my measurements and I've been way off for awhile. I'm down to B36 W29 H36. Hopefully zumba class will nip my waist into proportion, according to most of the newer independent pattern companies' size charts, my bust/waist are about a size 8 and my hips are about a size 4 or 6. In one I was a 2! Definitely an apple body type.
So for Lola I cut a size 4, based off the finished measurements because I didn't want it too baggy. It's only a little snug on my tummy (see below) and the armbands, but that's life.
I made it out of polar fleece because the only "sweatshirt" fabric they had at JoAnn had NO stretch! I figured it would be my test version to see if I liked it before I spent a fortune on sweatshirt fabric online. I only had to make the armbands an inch longer to accommodate the sleeve.