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...Read More
Narrowing down the right fabric for the new Whistler Pull-over and Hoodie was a bit of a challenge. It is intended to be worn over light layers like a tshirt or cami. I wanted it to be comfortable with layers but also work with a wide variety of fabrics and not look sloppy. I think my testers and I found a happy medium. On page four of the pattern I give specific instructions...Read More
It’s October! And in the midwest, that means the air is starting to get a chill to it and the leaves are changing colors. Well, usually. Not this year so much. It’s still humid and we have some temps reaching 80 degrees this week. And the leaves still haven’t changed. It doesn’t look or feel very fall like yet. But, I’m hoping to bring it on...Read More
The ladies Trendy Tunic was originally released back in the spring of 2014. It was my first ladies pattern and it was the first pattern that I did entirely on my own. My very first pattern, the Everyday Playdress, I contracted out the digitizing. And my second pattern, the girls Trendy Tunic, I contracted out the drafting and digitizing. I added sleeves to the girls Trendy...Read More
Can you believe it’s already mid August? Time to start accepting summer is almost over and the sweet smell of pumpkin spice and fallen leaves will be in the air before you know it. What about our favorite tank tops and skirts? I for one am not ready to put them aside till next year….so what better way to bring our summer favorites into fall than adding a beautiful...Read More
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
Hello Love Notions fans! It’s Kelly, and while Tami is off relaxing on the most amazing vacation ever, I’m at home in my studio doing some pattern hacking. And you are in luck! I’m going to share this super quick and easy change to the (affil link) La Bella Donna. Are you ready for the V-Neck La Bella Donna?
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
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
It’s day two of our tour, For the Love of Dresses and Tunics. Three more fabulous looks for Valentine’s Day are being shared with us today. I LOVE seeing all these beautiful ladies sewing something special for themselves to wear! Today we have Amy from Friends Stitched Together and this fun bold Pemberly Tunic. The fabric she used is so fun! And then we have...Read More
Today we are so excited to announce the Love of Dresses and Tunics Tour! We have an amazing group of bloggers who are going to share with you their Love Notions dresses and tunics for Valentine’s Day. They have every look covered from a date on the town, to date night in with the entire family. The sneak peaks I have gotten have been amazing and I can’t wait...Read More
If you subscribe to the Love Notions Newsletter you’ve already seen that I’ve pulled a fast one and released two patterns this morning! These patterns are my thirty and thirty-first official patterns. That’s pretty cool! Both of these patterns are on sale this week through Saturday, August 29th. Use coupon code ‘labella’ for 20% off. If you...Read More
Riley Blake contacted me about being in their Knit blog tour a few weeks ago and I jumped at the chance. I admit, I’m somewhat of a knit fabric connoisseur. I’ve been sewing with knits for over 10 years and have come across some awesome fabrics as well as some duds. I’m happy to say that the Riley Blake knits definitely fall into the awesome category. Bright,...Read More
The Trendy Tunic is rated as an intermediate pattern. Mostly because it calls for knits which are not as commonly used as woven’s and because the pocket construction can be a little tricky. BUT, I’ve made a little video showing how the pocket is done. For those of you who are visual, these videos should help a lot.
After weeks of work the second Love Notions pattern has been released! The Trendy Tunic is made with knit fabrics, has simple lines, inset pockets and short cap sleeves. Pair it with tights, leggings or jeans and you’re ready to go! Dress it up, dress it down, use bright, fun prints or do a little color blocking. You can even upcycle adult graphic tees! It’s...Read More