Indie Love: Lulu Dress

Lulu Dress designed by Craftiness is Not Optional sewn by Sugar Tart Crafts


 Dresses, dresses, and more dresses! I wasn’t kidding last week when I said that’s all I’ve wanted to sew lately. I’m definitely an instant gratification kinda girl, and what could be more gratifying than whipping up an entire outfit in only an hour or so? Sure, shorts and tees are quick too, but there’s a lot more cutting involved, and I’m not exactly a fan of cutting. Does anyone else have unpleseant daydreams about loosing a finger to a rotary cutter or is it just me? I think cutting the bajillion strips to make pony hair has given me a healthy fear that it’s only a matter of time before I slip and end up with stitches.The Lulu Dress sewn by Sugar Tart Crafts

Anywho, no fingers lost to this adorable Lulu dress designed by Jess of Craftiness is Not Optional. And I’m not just saying this because I’m such a big fan, but I was super impressed with the illustrations Jess made for the pattern instructions! They’re so professional looking, and you can definitely tell she put a lot of effort into making everything clear and easy to follow. I know exactly how much hard work goes into making a great pattern, and always appreciate when you can tell the designer loves what they do. I can’t wait to see what she’ll make next!
Pattern review - Lulu Dress by Craftiness is Not Optional
A little off topic, (cuz you know I’m nothing if not concise right?) but I thought I should mention my growing love for Girl Charlee knits while I’m here. You probably couldn’t tell from looking through my older outfits, but until this collection I never sewed anything from a knit fabric that wasn’t a thrifted t-shirt. What can I say, I’m cheap and also bought into the “knits are hard to sew” mentality that seems to circulate through the sewing world. It’s really dumb since I’ve always been a firm believer that anyone can sew  buttonholes and zippers, which most sewers seem terrified of at first. But luckily logic and pretty prints won out in the end and here I am completely hooked on knits! Thought you should know.PS – Everyone gets 10% their first GirlCharlee order! Let me know if you’d like a referral code so they know I sent you!

The Lulu Dress Pattern by Craftiness is Not Optional sewn by Sugar Tart Crafts


Have you tried anything new lately?

I think my next adventure will be KAM Snaps. I’ve been seeing them everywhere

lately and everyone seems to love them! Have you used them for anything yet?



10 thoughts on “Indie Love: Lulu Dress

  1. I love the length and the fabric!! SO cute! this would be great in long sleeves too! thanks for sharing at Create Link Inspire party! I'm featuring you over at Nap-Time Creations today in a fall fashion post. I've also spread the word around social media. Stop by and have a look! Emily

    1. Thanks Natalie! I'm normally a real "solids" kinda gal, so I tried to change it up and make this summers collection full of prints. It's been so much fun! Why did I wait so long?

    1. Thanks Alexis! I do have a serger, but I'm ashamed to admit that I don't know how to use it to it's full potential. I kinda just let the repair guy set the tension for me and never touch the dials again. Ever. I keep thinking I'll take the Craftsy serger class when I have time, but you know how that goes. Who has time? It's so much easier to just jump in and screw things up as you go. 😉

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