Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Lotus Blossom Top by Love Notions--Pattern Review
If you are looking for a pattern designer that 'gets' tweens, you really should check out Love Notions! Everything that I've sewn from her not only has my tween loved because they are comfortable and trendy looking, but they have been easy, well written patterns that come together like a breeze.
The Lotus Blossom Top is no exception.
It's a high/low dolmen style top, that has a cool twist in the front.
You'll need about 1 1/2 yards of fabric and that is it!
Tami does a great job of explaining how to sew with knits in her instructions, so this really would be a great beginner pattern for those of you yet to try knit.
I think that is Tami's secret though, she knows how to write great patterns for knit and that is just what the changing bodies of tweens look great in.
The pattern calls for double sided knit (printed/same on both sides), but there are instructions on how to do it with single sided...which is what I used. That's the only drawback to the pattern. The front is one really long pattern piece that will take almost the length of your fabric, so there is a lot left over...for some other fun project like maybe sleeves for the Wrigley Raglan.
So here's the rundown:
Pattern: Lotus Blossom Top by Love Notions
Supplies: Up to 1 1/2 yards of knit fabric
Good: Easy to make; trendy, comfortable top; great and easy to follow instructions
Bad: Lots of leftover fabric because of long pattern piece
Ugly: Absolutely none
Rating: 5 Lightening Bolts!!!!!