Category Archives: Dress

Rhapsody Sewalong Day 3: french seams and dress hack

Rhapsody sewalong

Here we are on day 3 of the Rhapsody Blouse sewalong! So far you’ve cut your pattern pieces and assembled the yoke. That wasn’t too hard, right?! Today we’re going to cover two things: french seams and the dress hack. When you first learned to sew the phrase ‘right sides together!’ was probably drilled into your head. Well, today we’re...Read More

Rhapsody Sewalong Day 1: cutting out your fabric

Rhapsody sewalong

Rhapsody Sewalong Day 1: cutting out your fabric Welcome to day 1 of the Rhapsody sewalong! We have a lot of great things planned for this sewalong. Each day, we will tackle one portion of the pattern. If you can’t sew along with us that day, don’t fret! You will have the weekend to “catch up” with us. When you have finished your Rhapsody, enter a...Read More

Bluezette Tour Day Five

Bluezette Tour Day Five Today is the final day on the Bluezette tour. I hope you have gotten as much inspiration as I have from the incredibly talented bloggers who have joined us! Make sure you have snatched up the Bluezette pattern to create your own closet full of dresses this summer! The sale price will run through tomorrow. Today’s bloggers have a special treat...Read More

Bluezette Tour Day 3

It’s Day THREE of the Bluezette Blog Tour Have you been following along with us on the Bluezette tour? So much great inspiration is happening on this tour. It makes me want to wear dresses all summer long! And with so many options with Bluezette, and all the smashing and hacking going on, no two dress would be the same!

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Bluezette Blog Tour

Welcome to the Bluezette Blog Tour Can you believe it’s been 2 years since the Bluezette pattern was released? So crazy! It’s time to celebrate Bluezette with a little blog tour! This pattern is available in both girls and ladies sizes and is the perfect dress for summer. I can’t wait to see what the bloggers created. Get ready to see some amazing dresses...Read More

How-To: Tessa Peekaboo Dress

How to create a Tessa Peekaboo Dress The very best kind of hack is a hack that isn’t a hack! Adding a little peekaboo to your Tessa Sheath Dress doesn’t require any pattern modifications at all- you just have to think outside the lines a little. I discovered this secret pattern feature by accident last year because I was trying to do two things at once (scooped...Read More

Love That Look: Mommy and Me Swing Dresses

Mommy and Me dresses

Love That Look: Mommy & Me Swing Dresses Hi – I’m Kasey from Ruby Rue Creations and I’m thrilled to be part of the Love Notions Blog, today!  Mother’s Day is just around the corner.  This year I want to go to a fancy brunch at our favorite restaurant.  I spent several hours (okay, days) on Pinterest looking for the perfect dress.  Today, I’m...Read More

Love That Look: Bluezette Inspiration

Bluezette Willow Hack

Love That Look: Bluezette Willow Wrap Hack For today’s Love That Look, we will be hopping over to Doodle Number 5 to see Lindsay’s Bluezette Willow Wrap Hack.

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Olympia Fabric Choices

How Fabric Affects the Olympia Hi everyone! By now you have seen the amazing (affil) Olympia dress just release from Love Notions. I’m Keri, and I was lucky enough to get chosen as a tester for this pattern. Although I will admit, I was a little intimidated.  I am an experienced seamstress but, I have never had success with V-Necks.  But I dove in and signed up...Read More

Love That Look: Tessa with Fisheye Dart Swayback Adjustment

Love That Look - Tessa by Mac of Harper+Lu

Love That Look: Tessa Sheath Dress – with fisheye darts! Hi – it’s Mac of Harper+Lu, guest blogging about the Tessa Sheath Dress.  I have a confession for all of you. Until recently, I hadn’t owned a classic black sheath dress!  I have always loved the simplicity and versatility of a black sheath dress. But, until I tried out the Tessa pattern,...Read More

Love That Look: Sybil, Luna, Margot Smash

Love that Look: Sybil, Luna, Margot Smash Can you believe that Spring is almost here? This year is just FLYING by already and I just wasn’t prepared for it, however I am preparing my wardrobe for it! Today I am going to be showing you just how easy it is to mash multiple patterns together to create that perfect “Pin-spired” outfit.

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Love that Look – Willow Wrap Dress

Love that Look: Willow Dress with a Collar The other day I found myself (as I often do) browsing Pinterest for some wrap dress style inspirations, when I came across a few wrap and faux wrap dresses with collar so I knew I just had to make myself one! In today’s blog I’ll show you how I achieved this timeless look using the Willow Wrap Dress pattern and this...Read More

Willow Wrap Dress Pattern Hack: Adding Flutter Sleeves

How to add Flutter Sleeves to the Willow Wrap Dress Last week, Jess from Gracious Threads shared a gorgeous bridesmaid dress using the Willow Wrap Dress with added flutter sleeves she created in the Love Notions Patterns Support Group. Today, she is here to share with us how she created the flutter sleeves. Thank you so much, Jess for joining us!

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Feature Friday: Holiday Bluezettes + How to turn the add-on into a topper

Ah, the holidays…that lovely time of year when we all make pretty dresses and then wear them twice before relegating them back to the dart recesses of the closet. Admittedly, I don’t usually make holiday dresses for my daughter and myself each year for exactly that reason.  But when I had the opportunity to feature the Love Notions Bluezette dress (affiliate...Read More

Feature Friday-Tessa Sheath Dress + Sybil Pleated Skirt

Tessa Sybil Feature Friday

Hi y’all! I’m Courtney from The Wholesome Mama and I am super excited to share with you the Tessa Sheath Dress today! I tested the sister pattern, the Tabitha Top, and oogled over the gorgeous dresses made in testing. I never thought I could pull it off for my shape. Fast forward a few months…I was browsing Pinterest for inspiration for a dress to wear...Read More

Costumes from Love Notions patterns

Love Notions costume pattern hacks

We’re excited to be here on the final day of the big Love Notions Spectacular with our Halloween costumes hack! Halloween is just around the corner and Lindsay, from Doodle Number 5, and I, Tami from SewSophieLynn are here to share a couple of fun costumes using our favorite Love Notions patterns. Read on to see what patterns we used.

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Tidal sewalong day 3

Here we are on the last day of the Tidal sewalong. So far we’ve covered picking fabric, pattern assembly and we’ve sewn up the body. Today we’re going to finish this up with binding the neckline and hemming the sleeves and shirt. Read more to get this top finished!

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Feature Friday: The Cartwheel Collection

Hello readers! It’s Kelly and I want to welcome to Love Notions Patterns’ new Feature Friday! Each week, we will be having a guest blogger join us to share their Love Notions creation. And of course, we can’t have a feature without special pricing! That means the Featured Pattern will be on sale that day only until 11:59pm CST. I’m kicking off this...Read More

Tidal sewalong day 2

Welcome back to day 2 of the Tidal sewalong! Yesterday we went over selecting fabric and printing and assembling the pattern. Today we’re going to just dive in and start sewing. The Tidal is such a quick sew, there are just a few seams. You can use a sewing machine or a serger, either will work just fine. Read more to get started.

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For the Love of Dresses and Tunics Winner

Happy Valentine’s Day!! Today we are announcing the winner of For the Love Dresses and Tunics giveaway! I hope you enjoyed the tour and seeing all the beautiful bloggers sharing their creations. They did such a wonderful job and we can’t thank them enough for joining us in spreading the love for all the dresses and tunics! Today is the LAST DAY to take advantage...Read More

For the Love of Dresses and Tunics, Day 6

Today is our final day of bloggers to share their Valentine’s Day looks on our For the Love of Dresses and Tunics Tour. We have seen 15 inspiring looks and today we have our final three. Heather from All Things Katy! sewed up what I feel like is all the things for the tour! She made a Laundry Day Tee, Pemberly Dress AND an Origami Tunic!! Sprouting JubeJube made a...Read More

For the Love of Dresses and Tunics, Day 5

I can NOT believe we are already on day FIVE of our For the Love of Dresses and Tunics Tour. The bloggers have sewn up some AH-MAZING looks for Valentine’s Day. We have had everything from a night out, casual family gathering, night in with the kids, and even a special “dessert” look. I have been blown away by all the beautiful things these women have sewn...Read More

For the Love of Dresses and Tunics, Day 4

And the lovely Valentine’s Day looks just keep coming! I am blown away by what everybody is doing for their looks! Today we have three more looks that will inspire you. Gemia from Phat Quarters Blog knocked it out with her dinner and dessert Trendy Tunics! You won’t want to miss what she did! Tami over at Sew Sophie Lynn made the cutest La Bella Donna. I am such...Read More

For the Love of Dresses and Tunics, Day 3

We are half way through our tour showcasing Love Notions fashions for Valentine’s Day. I hope you have gotten inspired to sew something fabulous for yourself! Today, three more bloggers are sharing what they created. Carrie from Beri Bee Designs has an Origami Tunic that I would wear every single day of the year! Courtney, The Wholesome Mama took the Laundry Day Tee...Read More