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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

A little sneak peek. It’s almost ready.

Very excited to share this one with you- it represents so much of the heart behind Love Notions. ❤️

Ask away if you have any burning questions about our new pattern! (Its origin story is completely different than any other pattern we’ve ever put together)

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I have a secret sewing tool for pants & button ups.

It’s one of those things that people never put in their sewing starter kit must-have top ten lists - but I think it’s pretty important. You can see it in today’s blog and video - there’s even a DIY tutorial to make your own! You can find the links in our profile, look for the tool that rhymes with “Sailor’s Spam” 😉

And it’s a perfect complement to today’s feature pattern: The Sabrina Slims. They are a slim fit pant essential for any wardrobe. It’s that basic workhorse that everyone needs multiple days of the week. It’s not flashy or revolutionary - just really good. Take a look at the pattern reviews and you’ll see why. (It even comes with a pants fitting resource that will help you nail the fit!).

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We’re thinking fabric for spring and summer. What about you?

If you are as into a good fabric find as we are, you should take a look at tomorrow’s fabric feature newsletter.

(There’s a link to subscribe up in our bio.)

We’re talking ideal spring and summer fabrics (like the one Mary uses here for her new #capriceskirt!) - plus there will be an exclusive discount code to one of our favorite shops that will only be available for our newsletter subscribers.

What fabrics do you love to sew for spring and summer??

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With over 150 5-star reviews, there’s a reason Rhapsody Blouse is one of our best-selling sewing patterns.

Grab it today for $5 feature Friday. ❤️🎼🪡

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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!!

Don’t forget to grab your copy while it’s still on sale.


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