Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Love Notions Patterns and Style Maker Fabrics

My summer sewing plans changed in May after I watched a You Tube video.  This video was so inspirational, I went right to the links ordered several patterns and then ordered lots of fabric!  

May went by and June has been a blur but I was determined to get my first outfit finished.  The inspiration is from Whitney (TomKatStitchery) and her video titled "10 Boden Outfits to Recreate" was so good.

Whitney found some great outfits and I noted my favorite ones.  You can see all the looks at Whitney's Pinterest board.   The Boden Look I  recreated first is this one. The pants look at bit different, jogger vs the higher rise Boden pant.   Whitney is a Love Notion Patterns Ambassador, so all the patterns for this video were from Love Notion.

The first one was the Allegro Bottoms and I purchased the recommended tencel twill from Style Maker Fabrics, in the olive

I made a size 10 in the patterns, adding about and inch to the length.  The fit is really great for the first time out and the rise is perfect. I was so surprised on how quickly these pants go together and the results are so professional.  I didn't have the right side elastic, so I just used 3/8" and sewed my casings to work with this width.  I sewed three channels for the waist and two for the ankle.

The instructions have you topstitch the side seam from the waist to middle of the pocket bag, love topstitching for those details.  For this pair, I needed to slim the hips a bit but I didn't want to take out the topstitching, so I left it as is.  I will slim the hips next time and add another inch to the length.

For the top, I used the Cadence Top, as per Whitney's suggestion. This top is for wovens and the darts really help the fit to be more tailored.  Also, lots of options in length - dress and top option, sleeve length options and a drawstring option. The fabric is also from Style Maker Fabrics' a Soft Rayon Crepe in Rose   Whitney's suggestion was from The Fabric Store, which was beautiful but while ordering from Style Maker Fabrics, I found a great fabric for the Cadence.   I made Medium and the only change was to use binding for the neck and armscye.  The neckline I left where you can see, cutting it at 2 inches, folded in half, used my rotary cutter straightened up this neckline for 7/8" from fold line.  I love this look, for the armscye, I turned the binding under and topstitched.  

These two patterns look amazing together but just think of the possibilities on their own!  Now to get working on more of the looks from this video, I am waiting for some fabric to arrive from Minerva to complete some of the looks.

Thanks, Whitney, I am so excited to keep working through the ideas you shared. 


  1. Very Cute outfits! And your hair cute also!

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