Love Notions – Fall Favorites

Fall is my favorite time of year so this is the perfect chance to write about some of my favorite patterns! Today I am focusing on Love Notions because starting today they have a huge 40% off sale going on. This is their LAST SALE of the year and you do not want to miss it!

Let’s start with the Salone Sweater. I sewed up the 4x fba graded 5x. I cut view B as I wanted a roomier fit and I selected the color blocked yoke and elbow patches for my options! Don’t be scared of the elbow patches like I was. I ended up pinning them in place and stitching around the. Then I trimmed close to the stitching to prefect fraying. Easy peasy. I used my duck bill scissors so I would not accidently snip my fabric. I added 1.5 inches length so my fit would be a tunic since I didn’t want to add a bottom band! I ADORE these top. The pretty colors are muted enough for fall and the weight of this fabric is perfect!

This pattern is rated for confident beginners.

  • XS-5X with FBA included
  • Two body views:
    • A- more fitted with curved hem, hits at mid-hip
    • B- boxy fit with hem band, hits at high hip.
  • Optional:
    • Yoke
    • Elbow patches
    • Hood
    • Kangaroo pocket

Next Up

The Ladies Boyfriend Cardigan

This time I sewed for Momma Mia! I need to get her closet caught up to mine! The Boyfriend cardigan hasn’t been updated yet to the larger size chart, but she is on it so that’s awesome! I sewed her the mid length cardigan with the larger shawl collar. This fabric is a looser stretch weave so I reinforced EACH AND EVERY SEAM with clear elastic. I was worried it would “Grow” as she wore it. This will help!

My Next Share is a Two for One

My sweater is the La Bella Donna and it is all sorts of amazing! I think I now have 5 of them and I am not sorry.

I sewed the 5x FBA, long sleeve tunic length with a cowl! (Insert Heart Eyes) I love this version. I used sweater knit from Stitchin’ Pretties and I am obsessed, honestly!

The pattern includes all this fun stuff…

  • 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

Now I will let you in on a little secret! The La Bella Donna looks amazing with the recently updated Oakley. See, I have already done it twice! Plus a new one today!

I love this combo and I think you will also! This is view C of the pattern with internal pocket.

Three body views:

  • A- open front, fully lined with optional in-seam pockets, meant for faux furs and minky-type fabrics.
  • B- Separating zippered front, bias bound, patch pockets. Choose a collar or hood.
  • C- Separating zippered front, bias bound, princess seams with integrated pockets. Choose a collar or hood.
  • All views include a full bust piece option.

Do Not miss out on this sale! 40% off everything except the Gliss pants!

This blog contains Aff. Links which doesn’t effect the price for you, but is a small commission from the designer to me.

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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