Before we even get going on making our Lottie, we need to think about how we want ours to look. One of the great things about the Lottie Dress & Shirt Pattern is that there are so many variations. Mixing and matching the sleeve, length, and pocket options, you can make up to 18 different versions! So we need to pick which details we want to use for our own custom creation.
I will be sewing the views as they are pictured, but each part can be added or subtracted as you see fit for your own version. As a refresher, here's what each view looks like out of the envelope.
View A is the Lottie cut to the shirt length, with the dolman short sleeves. The side seams have vents at the hem, and the front features two patch pockets.
View B is cut to a dress length, landing around your knee, depending on your height. It also has two patch pockets on the front, and a 3/4-length sleeve add on is attached to the short sleeve.
I love a maxi dress, so I had to go one step further and take the Lottie to the floor for a maxi version. This view is sleeveless, has side seam vents that open to the knee, and has a skinny belt that wraps around the waist twice.
I hope this gives you ideas on how you can mix and match all the elements to make your own Lottie as you like it to be!
We will met up here again on Friday to discuss gathering your supplies, including fabric, notions, and tools. See you then!