Serenity Sweater

17 customer reviews


All Love Notions Sewing Patterns are digital downloads, you may print them at home or send to a copy shop. A physical pattern will not be mailed to you.

The Serenity Sweater is a great layering piece for cooler temperatures. Meant for knits, this sweater will be a great addition to your wardrobe. The crossover front can be adjusted with a simple button to bring it up or down as desired. Two lengths are included. The hip length hits at full hip while the cropped length is meant to hit just below the natural waist. The hip length can sewn with a straight hem at the back or a longer, curved hem. The cropped length has a straight back hem. This is a quick and satisfying sew that’s easy fitting as well as flattering.

Serenity Sweater Features:

  • Meant for knit fabrics
  • Hip length with straight or curved hem options
  • Crossover twist is a faux twist so no extra bulk!
  • Crossover can be raised or lowered
  • 4 Sleeve options: sleeveless, short, 3/4 and long
  • Three video clips for construction

Sizes: XS-5X (See Size Charts here)

Skill Level: Confident Beginners

Pattern Formats Included:

  • Print at home for US letter & A4 paper, trimless format with layers
  • Large format file for copy shop printing. This file will print on two A0 (33″ x 46″) size sheets. Be sure to instruct your printer to print actual size in black and white on their cheapest paper. We recommend PDFPlotting for printing the large format files.
  • A projector file is also included for those using projector technology

Free Add-on Available! Get the Hem band Add-on

Catch up with the sewalong:

Serenity Sweater Hemband


The Serenity Sweater instant downloadable pdf pattern contains:

  • The Serenity Sweater contains two body lengths and three sleeve lengths
  • Included is a print chart to only print the pages you need for your style choice
  • In addition to the print-at-home file, an A0-sized large format file for copy shop printing is also included
  • Projector file
  • Construction Video to make sewing gathered elastic and shoulder and side seams a breeze.
  • 2 pages of inspiration photos from pattern testers
  • Cutting guide
  • 5 pages of bright and clear step by step illustrations
  • Optimized for most tablets with links to each part of the pattern. Print only the pattern pieces and use a tablet or computer to read the instructions to save on ink and paper!
  • This pattern has the ability to print just desired size(s) and in addition features trimless pattern assembly! Open the PDF in Adobe, select the layer thumbnail on the left hand menu and then select the size(s) to print. See this tutorial for more information
  • Designed for both letter and A4 paper printing.
  • Because we value work at home business, feel free to use this pattern in your home sewing businesses

Size chart & fabric requirements

Line drawing


Updated 10/29/2020: Added sizes 4X & 5X, as well as elastic markings at the hem for all sizes.

17 reviews for Serenity Sweater

  1. Patty Matteson (verified owner)

    I love this pattern!! It’s so easy to sew and perfectly slouchy to wear.

  2. Briana Johnson (verified owner)

    You get what you pay for. I’m an advanced beginner, not a totally green sewist. I’ve sewn my own traditional jean jacket that looks amazing. Yet, this pattern is worthless. After point 4, there is no other instruction as to what to do with the elastic and getting it sewn into a seam. You obviously do not answer YouTube questions as one question is there that was posted a year ago. “4. Open up the front and re-align the pieces so the elastic is between the two layers.” Ok, then what? pin it? sew it? What? There is nothing that will tell you what to do next with the front elastic hem. Also, what is RTS? I will never purchase another one of your patterns again, It’s like chucking $12 in the trash can and ruining purchased fabric.

    • Tami Meyer (verified owner)

      Hi Briana, I’m sorry to hear you were disappointed in the pattern. This pattern is in the process of getting an update and I’ll definitely be re-doing the videos so they are more clear.
      RST is right sides together (there is a key at the beginning of the sewing section).
      To answer your question about the elastic- it is sewn on in step 3 using a three step zig zag stitch, there’s nothing else to do with that until hemming when the ends are encased with the side seam and hem.
      We’ll be doing a sewalong with this pattern in just a couple weeks so hopefully that will help make things more clear as well. If you have any other questions please feel free to reach out to me by email and I’ll be sure to respond- I’m sorry I didn’t see the youtube questions, we’ve just very recently been putting more focus on that social media channel.

  3. Debi Mager (verified owner)

    I made this for my daughter for a work top. I watched the sewalong video and was able to put it together very quickly. I LOVE the way it came out. It’s so beautiful~my daughter told me she got several compliments from her coworkers. I’ll make more of these.

  4. Jessica (verified owner)

    This is an excellent pattern and yields an excellent garment. I initially wasn’t sure if the style would suit me, or if I would really wear it all that often. Well, I came to leave a review after realizing that I just pulled on a serenity sweater for the fourth time this week alone. I made one in a dark gray FT and it works as well for date night as it does for lounge wear. It’s so versatile and so cute! Not to mention that the directions are professional and clear; I haven’t struggled with assembly at all. Very happy with this pattern, and with all my LN patterns!

  5. suzanneblack66 (verified owner)

    I love this pattern. I have acquired so many sweater knits and had no idea what to use them for. This pattern is perfect. The fit is great and I love how flowy it is. So far I have made 5 and have plans for many more.

  6. Jaye Holland (verified owner)

    I love the cross-over on this pattern – so figure flattering!

  7. Stacie (verified owner)

    I love how quickly the pattern came together, it’s much easier than it looks and the fit was spot on.

  8. mkbalmert (verified owner)

    I love this pattern, Its so cute and flattering…I was a bit confused the first time with the elastic. Just trust the pattern and it will come out great! Perfect for all the sweater knits!

  9. Amber Berry (verified owner)

    Easy to assemble and I love that they’ve added the waistband option! Really flattering!

  10. Helenanne Judisch (verified owner)

    I made this pattern using the optional band add on. I love it, So comfortable to wear. Keeping my eyes open for cozy sweater knits to make this one again.

  11. Jennifer Miller (verified owner)

    I love this pattern. I’m an adventurous beginner and was able to follow the instructions and come out with a really cute top!

  12. Jennifer Freeman (verified owner)

    I love this pattern. It is a really quick and easy to sew. The instructions are clear and the fit is very flattering!

  13. toya` miller (verified owner)

    When I lay the top pieces on top of each other are they supposed to line up on the side edges? If so is the front piece (the 2 top pieces basted together) supposed to be narrower than the back piece. The directions show the top pieces lining up at the bottom edges and the side edges so the points of the top pieces are sewn into the side seams on both sides. Following these instructions my front is coming our much narrower (about 2 inches on each side seam) than the back piece. I have made 1 size large and 2 size XL, it is much more noticeable in fabric that has a lot of stretch (fabric could be stretching out a bit) but even with a stable micro terry I have this problem. I recently downloaded the revised pattern and the front and back pieces are almost identical. I am using 3/8 inch SA. Thank you for your help.

  14. Nancy Gyles (verified owner)

    I’ve made two of the Sonata sweater for myself, and am so pleased, just as I am with all the Love Notion patterns I have made, starting with the LDT! I plan another Sonata with the add on band very soon. LN patterns all fit my body well, the instructions are clear, and often provide additional help if needed, and far exceed the “Big 4” in design and ease of construction. My sewing passion is truly renewed since I discovered Love Notions!

  15. (verified owner)

    This garment is so pretty. I love it over a tank. I can’t wait to try it with the band.

  16. violentlyserene (verified owner)

    This is exactly what I wanted to for a crossover. I really appreciate how clear the instructions are on this.

  17. Karen Cott (verified owner)

    This is an easy sew, comfortable and flattering. Thanks for another wonderful pattern☺

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