Six New Makes for the Love Notions Sale

I’m so glad that you found your way to my blog. If you are new here from the Love Notions sale and giveaway, I reside in the midwest United States and live with a profound hearing loss. If you came from my Instagram, I shared a bit about the criteria to enter to win the sewing machine or serger. I’ve asked friends to tag someone that has helped include them or others and/or exposed them to a new perspective. One of the reasons I love Love Notions and its community is because it is so inclusive. Love Notions also captions all the content they create, which enables me to engage fully.

La Bella Donna with Double Brushed Poly

You see a lot of my daughter, Elise. She is learning to sew herself and enjoys the Love Notions community through my social media. She helps me so much. She does a lot of listening and speaking for me, especially because I communicate by lip reading. We also have more recently been partnering to take our own photos with a tripod, which has been a fun learning experience for us both. She is a treasure.

La Bella Donna with Jersey Knit

The two makes above are one of our favorite patterns, La Bella Donna Top and Tunic. If you hear the lingo in the Facebook group, it is often called the LBD. We love the cowl in the winter. Elise got a different look for hers in double brushed poly than mine in jersey knit, but we love it in both. All the makes here except the pants are available at Raspberry Creek Fabrics, which is our favorite place to buy fabric.

Rockford Raglan

If I had to pick a favorite pattern, this is it. The Rockford Raglan has such a great fit. I have made many and most enjoy the ones with striped fabric for the bands. There is also a wide variety of views with the pattern that are all very unique.

Sloane Sweater

If Elise had to pick a favorite pattern, it would be the Sloane Sweater. I used a panel for this and it is perfect. She usually requests a hood. It has an optional yoke that adds a really fun pop of color.

Sabrina Slims Pants

There several great pants patterns. The Resolution Bottoms and Duet Trousers are favorites that I’ve made quite a few pairs. I wanted another pair of Sabrina Slims with this stashed stretch corduroy. I added back pockets and they are the perfect alternative to jeans. I am wearing it with my favorite Classic Tee. This gets so much wear!

Presto Tunic

The final pattern I’m sharing is one that I have never made before. It’s the Presto Tunic. I wasn’t sure if this was exactly my style, but it looked challenging. So, I decided to make it when Raspberry Creek Fabrics got in a new assortment of flannel. It was really fun to make and it was my first experience with back darts. I love that being a Love Notions fan has filled my closet with so many garments I might not ordinarily make.

Thanks for stopping by. If you are shopping and so inclined, I’d be so appreciative if you use my affiliate link: http://www.lovenotions.com/?affiliates=850. It won’t cost you anything extra, but will contribute to our sewing supply fund. The sale runs from Monday, October 18th through Friday, October 22nd.

Also, if you haven’t entered. Please go to any post on my Instagram Monday through Friday to enter yourself and a sewing friend that has included you or others and/or helped you understand a new perspective for a chance to with a sewing machine or serger. I’ll pick one name at random as an entry. You and your friend will also get a Love Notions sewing pattern each. You can also comment below on your favorite Love Notions pattern to make or one you’d like to make for an extra chance to win. Please note that I have to approve your comments before you see them. So, please don’t fret if it does not show up immediately. Blog commenting will be turned off at 4 p.m. EST on Friday, October 22nd to tally responses. Commenting closed, because giveaway has ended.

56 thoughts on “Six New Makes for the Love Notions Sale

    1. These are wonderful makes! I love seeing the Sabrina slims in stretch corduroy 💗. The cowl neck options on tops is definitely an option I’d like to try too!

      I’m still working on my Oakley vests but definitely have 3 other LN patterns on my wishlist!

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    2. You’re so talented Nicole! I want to make the Metra Blazer. I’ll be picking that up during the sale!

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    3. I’m totally sold on the Presto Tunic, now. It is definitely my cool grandma style, and it’s starting to feel like winter’s just around the corner. Thanks!

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    4. Love everything you make! But I want your secret on how you have time to make all these lovely items!!! 😉

      I’m excited to try the Compose Robe!

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  1. Love seeing you and Elsie! I’m on a Love Notions kick at the moment. Just finished Sabrina Slims for my daughter and a Classic T for myself. Harmony blouse is next!

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  2. Great post! I’m really tempted by the Sabrina Slims during the sale (if a little nervous about fitting another pair of trousers!) and the Ballad blouse – this could be my back to the office outfit!

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  3. I’ve made a few Laundry Day dresses…such an easy sew. New to sewing for myself. Love Notions patterns are “sew” well written and easy to follow. I look forward to more makes in the future.

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  4. The Vivace Dolman and Sabrina Slims have been on my list all summer. Maybe soon I will get it made.

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  5. I am accumulating too many patterns that I still need to make (I really need to sew for myself more)… but you really make me want to buy the Arlington sweater. Gorgeous along with all your other makes!

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  6. Hi Nicole! I finally found my way to your blog! Hard to choose a favourite pattern, but I have a soft-spot for the Metra Blazer… it comes together like magic!

    I love following your makes on the Love Notions Facebook page and I’m so inspired by how you cope with your hearing loss. I have a sister who is also deaf, so I know it isn’t always easy and can be very isolating x

    Off to find you on Instagram now! 😀

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    1. I’d love to make the Rockford Raglan as yours always look so pretty! Also, I’d love to win a serger as I don’t have one. I think it would make sewing knits so much easier.
      Thanks for the chance to win!

      Jessamyn

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  7. I would love to try the rhapsody or vivace dolman. After doing their willow wrap dress, I know they are fairly thorough in their instructions. But, women’s just seem intimidating. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Lovely makes btw!

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  8. I would love to try a make of the Arlington. …..but what I do appreciate more of this giveaway is discovering the ambassadors and their pages. What wonderful makes with both you and your daughter!

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  9. I have been making LN patterns almost exclusively because they are well drafted, easy to understand, and turn out great. Most recently I have made 3 LDT dresses for my pregnant granddaughter. She gets tons of compliments whenever she wears them.

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  10. These are all beautiful. I love your consistent color palette. I’d love to try the Oakley that’s you recently posted, especially a furry one.

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  11. I love the Sloane Sweater, but I want to try the Rockford Raglan because I haven’t found a raglan I love.

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  12. I love making Love Notions patterns. For my favorite I have a hard time deciding between the La Bella Donna and the Sloan Sweater. I would like to try the Arlington next!

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  13. I have had my eye on the Rhapsody blouse for the longest time. Have been procrastinating too long debating whether I NEEDED another pattern while I have so many that I haven’t worked on already, but who am I to miss a sale 😆

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  14. I really like your blog and you IG pics.
    I would like to make the Beckenridge Henley, with the long sleeves, its a perfect fall pattern. Plus, the dress length would be great for my work from home wardrobe.

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  15. I really have been so happy with the dockside collection for my husband and now I found the capris in the cartwheel collection to be so fun, fast and cute for my granddaughter. I lengthened it for winter. Also the Metra blazer was a magical make. And the Rhapsody!!! I always want to reuse LN patterns because I always have a good experience making them and there are so many options. This is my first time on your blog and you are inspiring me.

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  16. I love the lotus blossom blouse and have made a couple-but I want to try the allegro bottoms!
    Love your posts Nicole!

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  17. I think I would try the octave, I’ve been a bit of a 🐓 and should challenge myself more. I love the Sloane with the panel… fabulous 😃

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  18. I can’t decide between the sheath dress and the boyfriend cardigan. Actually, I love them all. The turtleneck on the Arlington is really missing in the pattern world. Nice job!

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  19. I made a Sloane last spring in a color that looks only ‘fine’, not great. The fit, though, was wonderful. It is on my short list to remake in a better color.

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  20. This is a great round up of patterns. I have made quite of few Love Notions patterns.
    My recent favorite is the La Bella Donna.
    It’s a great basic, fits well and has so many variations!

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  21. Yep, I’m one of those who doesn’t use Instagram. I only use FB for sewing! Do please enter me in your contest for the machine or even a free pattern. I’m just getting ready to use some of the fabric I bought on my trip to The French Seam to make Resolution joggers. Thanks for the directions and shares!!

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  22. Hi Nicole, thanks for mentioning you have an affiliate link … I picked-up the Ballad pattern today. Also, appreciate you sharing your flannel version of the Presto. I already have that pattern but never thought about using flannel … genius! That would be such an awesome every-day top for going into the winter! Can’t wait to see what you and Elise create next … all the best!

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  23. Hi Nicole, Thank you for sharing your new LN makes. I would like to sew the Olympia Dress for the Holydays.

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  24. Love all your makes and so nice to see your daughter starting to sew at a young age! I just bought the Arlington, can’t wait to make it!

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  25. We love the LDT at our house. Such a great pattern and easy to customize with the various style options.

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  26. Thank you so much. I live your Instagram page and reading your blog. I would love to win the Serenity sweater. My daughter and my mom all see together trying to learn and help each other out. 💕

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  27. I’d love to try the Sabrina slims or Allegra pants. I usually stick to shorts of dresses so I feel like it’s time to be brave and try something new

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  28. I love seeing your makes! I want to make so many things! My next Love Notions pattern to sew might be another Serenity or I might try the Boyfriend cardigan for the first time….so many options so not sure!

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