A Scuba Lodo
Posted in Projects on Tuesday the 11th June 2019 by Vicki Ormerod
Creating a business casual wardrobe that is comfortable can be tricky. As a teacher, it's a must. This dress ticks all those boxes. This Scuba Fabric
is very comfortable but the metallic in the fabric really makes it seem dressier than it really is. Secret comfort.
The Lodo Dress by True Bias
is a simple t-shirt dress pattern. The simple lines of this pattern lets the fabric be the star of the show. This particular scuba is lightweight, it's clearly a scuba, thicker than most fabrics but I found it to be thinner than some scubas I've used.
I sewed up a straight size 4 in view B. I added an inch and a half to the length. True Bias drafts for 5'5" and I'm 5'7". I prefer the shorter length view but it's important to me to have an appropriate for school length I was really happy with my finished length.
Since scuba is a knit, the edges don't fray. This sped up the sewing process, not having to worry about finishing edges. I sewed this up in a couple of hours. It's essentially sewing up back/side seams and finishing all the exposed edges (neck/arms/hem).
The only aspect of this dress I wish was a little different was the neckline. I didn't quite get a sharp V. I know this is user error. I could have unpicked it and redone it but I ultimately don't mind it that much. The stitching cleans it up a bit.
I used some leftover Rayon Bemberg from my stash for the facings. Since scuba is thicker, make sure to use a thinner woven for the facings. The facings give it a really clean finish.
I really enjoyed sewing up this dress. It's a quick sewjo boost with a beautiful wearable reward. I can't wait to work comfortably in this garment. Fingers crossed I don't get paint on it. (I'm an art teacher).
Thanks for reading,