Inspired by Lisa’s love of 1960’s fashion, Lulu is a loose-fitting, slightly A-line shift dress and top with two sleeve lengths. With two-piece raglan sleeves, a pretty gathered neckline and lovely keyhole detail, Lulu is a quick project encompassing lots of interesting features, perfect for advanced beginner sewers wanting to grow their skills. Snug only at the shoulders, Lulu is simple to fit and so makes a comfy, flattering and very forgiving dress, perfect year-round.
Ever adaptable, Lulu can be made in a range of different fabrics to achieve totally different looks. Sewn in cotton she makes the ideal companion to a summer barbecue or day at the park, whereas in crepe or georgette she can become a slinky party dress. Play around with fabric combinations: try an opaque black rayon for the body with long, sheer sleeves in chiffon for a striking evening look. Lulu could also be worn as a tunic over leggings for an easy everyday ensemble.
Lulu has no zips, and instead closes with a single button at the front neckline. Simple and quick to make, Lulu is sure to become a wardrobe workhorse.