Spring Fling Blog Hop

If you are stopping by today, 3/27/20, this pattern is on sale for $5!!!

Half price, Baby!

Welcome to the Spring Fling Blog Hop!

Be sure to check each day by 6 am (Central Standard Time)! Each day there will be a blogger (or more) doing a giveaway! So be sure to check each blog post & just comment on their blog post from this blog hop and you are entered to win!
Monday Sew Much Charm & Vlogger Sewing From Scratch
Tuesday TPtheModestDoll22 & That’s Sew Venice
WednesdaySewGr8ful & Sequoia Lynn Sews
ThursdayLet’s Go Hobby! & The Sarcastic Sewist
FridayThe Bear & the Pea Atelier & Wildflowers & Whimsey

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope you are having a good week so far, getting some sewing time in and most importantly, I hope you are healthy! Welcome to my stop on the Spring Fling Blog Tour! The theme of this blog tour is my favorite spring or summer sewing patterns. We could pick anything we wanted to share. I decided I wanted to make a dress from this adorable light plum and white mini dot printed double brushed poly fabric. I picked it up from Surge Fabrics a few weeks ago, but now it has sold out. Don’t worry, there are still tons of fabric options over at Surge!

Without much thought, I knew I was going to make the Willow Wrap Dress from Love Notions. I loved it when I first noticed it and was thrilled it was being offered in LN’s new expanded size chart. I decided to choose the bodice view with more front coverage. A lot of times, cross front bodices expose a bit more of the girls than I wish to share with everyone, so I was happy to see this one offered options for more or less coverage. I used the full bust pattern pieces. I used the gathered side option, elbow length sleeves and the longer skirt. I didn’t not adjust the skirt length for my height as I wanted my skirt to hit just below my knees.

This wasn’t a super quick sew, but it went together nicely and fit well! This pattern has 9 pieces and a mile of hemming, but it is worth it. This dress is pretty, easy to wear, and will have you feeling just a bit dressy for any party! You can sew it with or without the flutter at the cross front or choose one of the shorter length options.

Love Notions Willow Wrap Dress (2)

This dress will be perfect for a spring afternoon, Easter Sunday, or dinner with friends, but we are under lock down here in Ohio. So for the foreseeable future, you will be treated to photos taken without my photographer. 😦 Whomp. Whomp. Anyhow, I figured out how to use the timer on my camera and brought all of you into my sewing space! My happy place! Welcome. This next photo looks like I am dancing!

Love Notions Willow Wrap Dress (5)

So I have some exciting news!! Love Notions has generously offered to donate a pattern to one lucky reader who leaves a comment below! Please leave me a message to be entered to win a free pattern! I will leave comments open until Saturday early morning and then pick a winner through a random number generator! Good Luck!

Love Notions Willow Wrap Dress (1)

Here is my Affilate Link if you would like to pick up a copy of the

Willow Wrap Dress today!

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Author: SequoiaLynnSews

I am a single dog mom of two and we happily reside in a small house in Ohio. We spend our days playing fetch, digging holes in the garden, and sewing, lots of sewing. We have high hopes of moving to the mountains someday. The dogs don’t really know that yet, but they will understand. I shamelessly hoard fabric and feel slightly sorry for whoever has to sort my stash when I am gone. I am employed full time in a industry that requires little of my creativity, but basically lets me wear whatever I want. So it works out. I can usually be found behind one of my sewing machine avoiding human contact. I test a lot of clothing patterns and therefore always have a new outfit to share. You have most likely found my blog through some sort of sewing outlet and will quickly realize that I am sewing for a plus size body. For reference, I am 5'1 and wear a range from a 2-5x. Sizes change with every designer and you can't trust ready to wear sizing when you are making your own clothing. Your tape measure will become one of your most used tools and if you misplace them like I do, you should pick up several. I will be sharing the good, the bad, and the A-MA-ZING with you… So stay tuned. I will also try to teach you a few of my tricks along the way. People always tells me they want to learn how to sew. My best advice is you have to start. Just do it! You are going to mess up, you will break needles, you will ruin the pretty fabric, you will stab your fingers, but you will learn. You will make something and you will wear it. Someone will say, “I like your shirt.” and you will smile and say, “Thanks, I made it.” You will race home and make something else. Pretty soon you have made more good things than bad and you will feel proud of yourself and you should. I will be proud of you too. :) Ok, that is enough rambling, I have sewing to do. :) SequoiaLynn

43 thoughts on “Spring Fling Blog Hop”

  1. What a great dress. I know what you mean about that style and the girls, I liked the option of more coverage. Great color.

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  2. What a gorgeous yet simple pattern! And the color is perfect for your complexion dear. Thank you for sharing your love of sewing.
    I’ve never commented on a blog before and haven’t sewn clothing since high school; mainly baby items and home dec now. However now that I have retired from the Army and have time to enjoy my sewing room I believe I just might start back up sewing with this pattern.
    Thank you for the inspiration!

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  3. You look great in that dress. Looks soft and flowing. This is a dress my older daughter might wear. She is size 2 or 3 x. Probably no ruffle tho.

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  4. I was hesitant about this dress because, as you said cross front dresses are usually too revealing on busty gals, but this looks amazing!!! Thanks for sewing it up and sharing it with us.

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  5. It has been a long time since I’ve seen anything for myself, but I love how this dress looks on you so much that I’m going to drag my machine out and oil that poor neglected thing!

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  6. Perfect spring dress, I love the crossover it’s the perfect height. I adore the fabric choice too. A gorgeous make and a versatile pattern. Many Thanks for sharing x

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  7. This looks amazing on you. The extra coverage is a plus for me as I have never made a wrap dress for this reason. The Willow dress is one of the few Love Notion patterns I do not own. 😎

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  8. Thanks for sharing. Pretty dress. It is always good to see a pattern made up especially with lovely fabric like this.

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  9. Such a beautiful purple and the pattern looks so good on you. I think I need to get this pattern and make myself one!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. I love this design and it is so flattering for any body type! And the ruffles shouts: “Spring is here!” I will be looking at these patterns definitely!

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  11. I just recently started sewing tops for myself. I’ve never been a dress wearer, but this pattern has me reconsidering it. The color and pattern look fabulous on you!

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  12. You look stunning. I love that colour on you. I love the fact you can have different neckline heights and can leave the ruffle off A very cute pattern

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  13. This is beautiful. It drapes you so softly. I also love the fact that it is a wrap that does not open down the front like a large V. This is wonderful work and the fabric is amazing!

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  14. I love the spring dress . the color reminds me of Easter . I would wear this dress for a special occasion . It’s flattering ! I hope to receive a pattern as mentioned on your blog. Thank you for sharing. Sheila Finnerty

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