When it comes to my fave pattern designers, Victory Patterns is at the top of the list. There's something about all of Kristiann's designs that are so refreshing to me. Modern with vintage-leanings, complicated enough to learn new tricks and ways of looking at garment construction, but simple enough to pull off successfully.
This is the Victory Patterns Chloe, one of the first Victory Patterns dresses I
fell in love with. I shortened the armsyces and took in the waist to suit my body, but
otherwise this pattern was pitch-perfect.
As a testament to her patterns, I actually made the Chloe *three* times last fall. Add that to the the two times I've made the Lola, the tinkering I've done with the Anouk, and the three times I've played with the Simone. I just LOVE these patterns, they keep on giving.
My pal Jessica of A Yen for Craft had so much praise for the periwinkle version that I passed it on to her, as it was more her style and color anyway and it tickles me that it's in a good home. The green version was an attempt with a double knit, a poor fabric choice with the pockets as the seams just dragged. I might pass it on as well. The final one (not pictured) was made of a flimsy polka dot fabric and also a poor fabric choice. All were stash fabric, so no tears shed here.
But no matter! I had fun making these dresses and would like to make a lovely woven one in the fall to wear over tights. I'd also totally make another sleeveless knit sans sleeves if I find myself the right heavy fabric. I just love the shape.
Stay tuned for more Victory Patterns this summer!
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