Tag Archives: Mily Mae Fabrics

A Good Melody Is Never Out Of Fashion

Someone once said “Sometimes all you need is music if you want to feel better.” I believe that all you need is a Melody if you want to feel better. Are you in a sewing funk, lost your sewjo, can’t decide what to make next? The Melody is the perfect pattern to get you going again. Because we all know that “A good melody is never out of fashion”.

The Melody is the $5 Feature Friday pattern today, 5/13/22. If you don’t have it~ be sure to grab it!

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The Best Bang For Your Buck~ Love Notions Spring Sale

In honor of the 40% off site wide sale at Love Notions this week, May2-6, 2022~ I decided to put together a list of patterns that I think give you the most bang for your buck! Not sure which patterns to add to your collection? Well, keep reading to see why these 5 patterns are a great bargain! To win a free Love Notions pattern from me, make sure to read to the end!

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Magical Metra Blazer ~ From Love Notions

First off, I just need to say that I had so much fun sewing this pattern! I purchased the Metra Blazer pattern when it first released, had it printed at the copy shop and then it just sat in my sewing room. What I love about Feature Fridays, is that as an ambassador I often try to sew one up so I can post about it and I am SO happy I did! WHY oh why did I wait so long to sew this up!?!?!?!

So trust me, if you haven’t sewn one, you need to! I made my wearable muslin~ which I actually LOVE and suddenly I wished I had sewn this so long ago! If you think you aren’t the blazer type of person, I would give this a try. I NEVER wore blazers, even before I retired and I want a closet full of them now!

Details

The Metra is a simple casual blazer with two collar options. You can choose between the classic shawl collar and the modern wide lapel collar. It features in seam welt pockets that are much easier to construct than you might think! What I love most about this pattern are the great construction techniques that help you create an amazing, clean inside finish. I love when the inside of a garment is as pretty as the outside!

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Fitting The New Fraser Cardigan

The New Fraser Cardigan from Love Notions is here! Buy the pattern now and sew up your own in time for the new season of Outlander coming on March 6! Be sure to scroll to the end for the pattern link and an extra discount coupon from me! The pattern is on sale all week for $9. (1/24/22-1/30/22)

I will be totally honest here, I have never worn a Cocoon style cardigan before. I always felt like they never fit me correctly and always looked a tad frumpy on me. This is what I love about being a Love Notions Ambassador, when testing new patterns, I am often pushed out of my comfort zone when it comes to styles. And I will also admit that I NEEDED to test this pattern since my family tree includes MacKenzies and Frasers(all you Outlander fans will understand that!)

Rather than just simply review this new pattern and give you all the details, I figured I would pass on my fitting tips for this cardigan. I hope you find them helpful, especially if you’re a “petite pear” like me!

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My Top 5 Love Notions Patterns

In honor of the 40% site wide sale over at Love Notions this week- I decided to give you a run down of the 5 Love Notions that I use the most! These are the patterns I use over and over again to create my wardrobe.

Make sure you read to the very end of this blog post for some really exciting news!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1. Sloane Sweater

What I love about this pattern:

  • The versatility of this pattern is never ending!
  • Amazing options to choose from: hood, pockets, yoke, elbow patches, 2 body styles
  • Hackability: the Sloane is so easy and fun to hack.
  • Easy to achieve a good fit- it makes a great pattern to use for gifts

Click HERE to see my blog post all about my Sloanes. You can read about several hacks and RTW copycats that I have created. All the Sloanes below are made from sweater knit and are the ones I am wearing most this Fall. My blog post features Sloanes made with French Terry and other fabrics.

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The All New Arlington!

THE NEWEST MEMBER OF THE LOVE NOTIONS FAMILY!

As a Love Notions Ambassador, I was able to get my hands on this new pattern before it was released. Let me tell you – it’s a pretty awesome pattern–one that so many have been asking for over and over! It is such a classic with enough options that take it from a basic turtleneck to something extra special!

THE DETAILS

The Arlington includes 3 body styles: shirt length, banded shirt and dress length. There are 3 necklines to choose from: Turtleneck, mock neck and cowl. It also has 5, yes 5 sleeve options: Long, Elbow, Short Puffed, Long Puffed and Bishop. With all these options there are so many different combinations you can make with just this one pattern! Talk about bang for your buck!

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Sloane Season Is Here!

GET READY FOR FALL WITH THE LOVE NOTIONS SLOANE SWEATER

Every fall I can’t wait to make a few new Love Notions Sloane Sweaters. Why should you want some Sloanes? Well, it’s a fast sew, beginner friendly, cute, flattering, and the options are endless, need I go on? Oh yeah, and it is such a fun pattern to hack! Did you know I’ve been called the “Sloane Queen”? Well believe me, I’m not the only one that loves this pattern- and soon I’m sure you’re going to love it too!

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Love Notions Rockford Raglan Round-Up

The Details

The Rockford Raglan is the perfect beginner pattern! It’s also a quick and satisfying sew for any sewist! It’s one of my most used patterns and I love how it can be so versatile!

The Rockford Raglan features 3 different versions. View A and B are fitted at the bust and flowy through the waist and hips. View C (which I have yet to make) has a slimmer fit and an asymmetrical hem. View D has a straighter fit with a banded hem.

There are three sleeve options: short, 3/4 sleeve and long sleeves- with or without cuffs. There are two lengths included as well, top or tunic.

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Every Day is Laundry Day…

with the Love Notions Laundry Day Tee Dress

And by that, I don’t mean I “do” laundry everyday! What I do mean, is that I have a Laundry Day Tee dress for every day of the week(plus some extra)!

If you have never sewn this pattern from Love Notions– you must! I thought I would share my love for this pattern and just how versatile it is! Not only is this dress a fast sew (you can sew a new one faster than doing a load of laundry- hence the name) it is easy to fit and can be made in a variety of fabrics. Oops and did I mention it’s a free pattern?

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My Sweater of the Season: The Nora Sweater

Hi friends!

Back in December I saw the cutest sweater knit fabric on Instagram (thanks @eloise.ezra). I HAD to have it! I immediately ordered it- 5 minutes within seeing it!

While waiting for my fabric to arrive from Fabmere Fabrics, I searched for the perfect pattern. I was in the middle of holiday baking, decorating, and preparations— and I just didn’t feel like hacking a pattern I already had to get what I wanted. And then – I found it!!! The Nora sweater from Diby.club was perfect!

The one that started it all!

It has a perfect funnel neck – not as tight as a turtleneck and not as fussy as a cowl neck. I LOVED this sweater from the moment I put it on! It’s a comfy and trendy oversized sweater, but not too slouchy. I wore it over and over that first week- so I did what any sewist would do- I made a second one!

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