Love Notions – Rhapsody Updated

The Love Notions Rhapsody has just gotten updated to the current size chart and the option to be a dress is included with the pattern!! Let’s check it out!

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I don’t have a lot of success stories when it comes to woven patterns, but I am pretty impressed with this dress. I am happy to report all of me fits in it without any tight or loose areas. This is the bonus of clothing being made to fit a person’s body. I was able to customize the pattern to fit my body, grade between sizes and make the needed adjustments to fit properly. I sewed up the 4x bust with the included FBA and graded out to the 5x at the waist and thru the hip. There are 9 sleeve options included with this pattern, but I chose the flutter sleeve. Actually my fabric chose it, because I didn’t have enough to make the full flowy sleeves I wanted. I did a 1 inch bicep adjustment to keep the pattern fit as intended.

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I love the drafting of this pattern because all of the edges are either sewn as French seams, enclosed inside the yoke, or finished with the serger, so it looks nice and neat on the inside too. I hemmed my sleeves as usual and did a rolled hem around the bottom hem. Remember the video I made on how to make a rolled hem? Speaking of the hemline, after I finished my dress, the hem line was smoothed out slightly so it doesn’t have such a hi lo effect.  I actually really like the line of the hem, so I haven’t smoothed mine out.

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What I really love about this dress is the details like the gathering of the yoke at the shoulders and the pleat in the back. I created my own bias tape to finish the neck binding and the strings and I am very happy with the finished look.

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I used a lightweight mystery woven fabric for this one. I honestly don’t even know where it came from, but I strongly feel it was the Joann dot clearance section a year ago. It has the texture of a swiss dot fabric, but no idea what it is actually it other than light weight and comfy!

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Here is the entire run down from the website.

The Rhapsody is the perfect top & dress for your summer wardrobe. This blouse & dress is meant for lightweight and drapey wovens. It features nine sleeve options, a flattering curved hem, gathering at the yoke and french seams so the inside looks as nice as the outside! The v-neck line is bound with self-made bias tape and can include ties to give it a beachy feel.

  • XS-5X
  • Meant for apparel woven fabrics
  • Full Bust option
  • Blouse & Dress views
  • Nine sleeve options:
    • Sleeveless
    • Cap
    • Short
    • Flutter
    • 3/4 length with cuff
    • 3/4 length with flare
    • 3/4 length bishop
    • Trumpet
    • Full length bishop

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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

4 thoughts on “Love Notions – Rhapsody Updated”

  1. Hi!  I just want to take a moment to tell you I really appreciate your candor when you talk about how you make a pattern fit, why you need to make a pattern fit. You’re a jewel, and thanks for such fun clothes.  Stay happy.Dela

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  2. A lovely pattern n a beautiful dress…
    My figure is alot like yours n I debated till the “eleventh hour” to get the pattern… i do not have success with wovens for my clothes… i can make anything but will it fit me… I’m excited to see if I can make something pretty n nice fitting for me… thank you for sharing your skills n time with us… blessings

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