Love Notions – LaBella Donna

~~~$5 Feature Friday~~~

Finally!! The LaBella Donna is me sized! Love Notions has just updated this pattern into their more inclusive size range and added the projector file. Double Bonus points for them!

I have already sewn up 2 LaBella Donnas and have another 2 in the works!

LBD Tunic short sleeves 4x-5x (4)

This animal print version is the top length with 3/4 sleeves. I did the arm cuffs and the hemmed neckline and bottom edge. I adore it! Such a fun top. Looks good with jeans, black slacks, a skirt or even under a blazer. I seriously love animal print! I love that the shirt length has the longer back tail. 🙂

LBD Tunic short sleeves 4x-5x (3)

  • Ladies sizes XS-5X
  • Shirt length with shirt tail hem
  • Shirt length with banded hem
  • Tunic length with pocket option
  • Full bust option for both views
  • 3 sleeve options: short, 3/4 & long cuffed
  • Hood & cowl options

I also sewed up a longer length from a waffle knit fabric. This was my first tester run and the sleeves and cuffs were slimmed down slightly after this one was finished. (Just an FYI) I really love this waffle knit fabric! I paired it with my Rivinia here. I have wore it to the office with jeans and it was stylish and cozy.

Rivinia Skirt 5x maxi with pockets (4)

So as to not overload you too much in one blog, I will only share these two to kick off $5 Feature Friday! Today is the biggest savings day for this pattern! I’d would be grateful if you used my afflink.

You can click here to shop for the LaBella Donna!

Click here if you still need to pick up the Rivinia Skirt!

Rivinia Skirt 5x maxi with pockets (1)

Let’s talk about fabric!

Kylie (animal print) is ITY and perfect for all things lightweight and comfy. It has a beautiful drape and breaths well it the heat. Here is a direct link.

The floral print is DBP and is sold out in the blue background. Don’t worry though, Zoe is the same print in beautiful darker colors on a black background. Here is a direct link.


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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

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