Love Notions Sewing Patterns is a pretty new designer who has tons of yummy knit sewing experience. The owner is a well known and respected WAHM who has (much do my delight) ventured into making some of her custom designs into patterns. Her first pattern was the Everyday Play Dress, which Inara grabs out of the drawer whenever it's clean.
After that came the Girls' Trendy Tunic, which I was so excited to get to test. And I even used the rest of my super awesome Unicorns In The Rain fabric (from Bamboo, Hemp, and Reprints) for it. The pattern itself is really easy to follow, the sizing is perfect, and we all know how important pockets are, right?
During the testing we did a lot of begging/hinting/whining for the pattern to be available in women's sizes. Tami listened and came out with the Ladies' Trendy Tunic... (my first one was a little big - I kind of forgot that I lost some weight and did a size bigger than I needed...)
|I really need to be less camera awkward....|
I totally loved the first one, but I wanted one that was slightly better fitting, so I decided to not be dope, and actually go off the measurements on the size chart. The bust measurement is most important with this pattern, since it flares slightly. Here is my second one, in the correct size (AND in my fabulous Dr. Who knit)
The Girls' Trendy Tunic is available in sizes 2 to 14
The Ladies' Trendy Tunic is available in sizes XS to XXL
Or you can save and grab the Bundle of both patterns
Pattern uses knit fabrics - (recommend 4-way stretch for the side panels) and you'll need a small piece of c/l or ribbing for the neckline of the ladies' (the girls' neckline is done with a really nice facing.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate (adventurous beginners can take a deep breath, take it slow through the pockets, and watch the awesome video tutorial and you'll be just fine!)
Sewing time: We all know I'm not fast, nor do I sew uninterrupted, but I'd say either one takes about 90min-2hrs.
**The code "tunic" is still good on Etsy for 15% off your trendy tunic or bundle!
Now, this is the SUPER FUN part of the post. Because Sunday is Mother's Day and every mommy deserves a great pattern to sew for herself. And because I know you will all want to make this for your little ones too... Tami is letting me give away a bundle... so enter the giveaway to get a free copy of both the Girls' and Ladies' Trendy Tunics. Winner will be announced Sunday. Happy Mother's Day everyone!
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