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One of the great things about the new Terra Tunic is the variety of fabrics it can be made from. Unlike the popular Laundry Day Tee, the Terra Tunic does not require a certain amount of drape to look flattering. Pull out your double knits and cotton/lyrca– the Terra Tunic is an excellent pattern for those!

Terra Tunic fabric recommendations are medium weight knits with at least 25% stretch such as french terry, ponte, sweater knit, double knits, cotton/lycra, and polyester blends.

I say this so often but it bears repeating: the look of any garment will change depending on the fabric type, this applies to the Terra Tunic as well.

For example, a looser sweater knit will fit and look bigger than when you use something more stable like a cotton/lycra. Let me illustrate with the following images. Both size medium with no adjustments.

terra tunic french terry vs cotton lycra

Drapey french terry in stripe, cotton/lycra in print

terra tunic brushed poly vs. sweater knit

Double brushed poly on the left, medium weight sweater knit on the right.

You can see the cotton/lycra is more fitted by far than the french terry. The brushed poly is also more fitted than the sweater knit. In addition, I found the sweater knit and french terry to hang longer than the other two types so definitely take that into consideration. I would even go so far as to say the cotton/lyrca and double brushed poly to fit more like a shirt than a tunic.

Terra Tunic fabric sources for the above images:

  • Knitpop:  gray striped rayon blend french terry
  • Hawthorne Threads: Stitched Anthomania by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery cotton/lycra
  • Sly Fox: Navy & rust boho double brushed poly
  • LDG Textiles: hacci slub sweater knit

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As makers, we get asked “Why sew?” a lot. Isn’t it old-fashioned? Or time-consuming? Or hard?

But for us, there are so many reasons to sew our own clothes. Not the least of which is “it’s empowering”.

If you’ve always wanted to sew, maybe a better question is, “what’s stopping you?” I bet we can help.

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From one set of “sewing sisters” to another group of “sewing sisters.”

Just Revealed: Secret Sewist Exchange 2023
(These LN outfits are so inspiring - and so is our amazing team)

For the past 4 years (or is it 5?), the Love Notions Ambassadors have participated in a Secret Sewist tradition. They swap names, secretly pick out each others’ fabric and patterns, and Tami (with some help from me) sends the fabric picks off to the sewists! It’s a sewing version of Secret Santa. Our favorite part is seeing the creativity of the sewists and the sweet words between these sewing friends/sisters! you can read about it here

P.S. Today is Tranquil Feature Friday, so tell your sewing friends, grab your set, and celebrate your sewing connections with some get some elegant coziness.

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Hi, I’m Tessa. I love sewing patterns and fabric. If you’re here, you probably do too.

Thankful to sew with you.

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Here’s what they say about Arlington Sweater:

“I really enjoy LN patterns...but this one is my favorite! Not too loose, not too snug. All the neck options makes it great for weather transitions. I am a confident beginner and made three in few hours.”

“I cannot say enough great things about this pattern. It has SO MANY options! I have been working on a business casual wardrobe for work and this is basically the only top pattern I have needed. By varying the fabric and the options on this top I have made at least a dozen versions and no one would know it’s essentially the same top. Clear directions and a quick sew. Love it so much.”

“This is one of my favorite patterns for fall/winter! The sweater I’ve made with it are loose enough to be worn alone, but slim fitting enough that I can layer under a cardigan. I’ve lost count of how many I’ve made, but I’m sure there’ll be more to come.”

Plus, new video about…
A blind hem can elevate your sewn garments - it’s a professional look that will accomodate stretch fabrics, like what you need for Arlington Sweater. In today’s tutorial, Anjori will walk you through this easy way to finish off your sweater ~ and offers lots of tips and tricks along the way!

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Where to buy knit fabrics

Click here to read about my go-to fabric sources.

My testers did such a great job sewing up their Terra Tunics. They had so much fun finding just the right fabric and sewing up different views. I only require my testers to sew up one test but I think every one of them did several! You know you’ve got something good when the testers are excited about it. Check out a few of them below.

From top to bottom, left to right:

Thanks ladies!!

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