I decided to dip my toe into sack dresses with the Lodo dress, and I think it was pretty successful!
I really shy away from shapeless dresses, but something about the Lodo appealed to me, and that might be that it’s not entirely shapeless (it has a subtle cocoon shape), and the v-neck. I also like the woven facings and stable fabric, as a jersey is just usually too thin for me.
I saw some versions online that looked way too baggy , and the longer version is really not for me, so I knew I wanted to make view B and choose a size that wouldn’t be too baggy. I went with size 14 for bust and hips, and graded in to a 10 at the waist. I’m actually between an 8 and 10 for the waist measurement, but started with the 10 knowing I could always take more out. 10 ended up being perfect.
I picked up some ponte from Stitch, which I didn’t realize was wool until I got home and looked at the receipt. It feels pretty nice, but on a really hot day it might be too much for me.
I figured if I hated it, I could just hem it to hip length and have a tshirt, but it is so comfy and looks great! Grading between the sizes made it more hourglass shape and I’m really happy with how it turned out. I used some quilting cotton with diamonds on it for the facings, which looks great too. I will definitely make a couple more of these for easy summer dresses. I’m eyeing some Charley Harper interlock from fabric.com.