I’m thrilled to be a stop on the Love Notions For the Love of Dresses and Tunics tour! Stay tuned til the end for your chance to enter the fabulous giveaway!
I sewed up a La Bella Donna Top in a yummy sweater knit that’s just perfect for our traditional family Valentine movie night.
Paired with my jegging knit Sabrina Slims I’m ready for a cozy night in.
Before I cut into my planned fabric I made a tester version in a bargain find sweater knit. I did the slimmer shirt version and added height to the band to make it tunic length. I loved it right away and decided this will be my date night out top! It’s so easy to glam it up for a quick dinner at our favorite little Thai place.
I made a few tweaks to my planned version after sewing this to get exactly the look I was after.
I added height and width to my cowl to really make it pop! I love this floral sweater knit and really wanted to showcase it against the graphic stripes. I can never get enough stripes and florals together!
I added an inch to the arm length and also brought the front neckline down about an inch and a half. I kept the doubled height of the bottom band from my tester.
A comfy, cute top that will get worn way beyond Valentine’s Day.
We’ve had pizza and movie night every Friday night for as long as I can remember. With five kids our weeks are so crazy that come Friday night we just want to snuggle up and be together!
We always have pizza- by Friday this mom is done thinking about dinner! Sometimes we order in, some days we make our own but every Valentine’s we’ve got to get a heart shaped take and bake from Papa Murphy’s.
It was an ‘artistic’ heart this year…
The kids all settle in on our ‘pizza blanket’ while mom and dad get comfy on the couches. We’ve been loving introducing our kids to some of our favorite childhood flicks. This night though we had a handful of extra boys and they picked ‘Here Comes the Boom’- totally blew my Valentine’s theme!
Throw in a little popcorn and treats and who needs to go to the real theater!
We’ve always got a little snuggler or two who join us. The perfect start to our weekends!
(On a side note- my hubby is in a play and has to grow his hair out and can’t shave for a few months. He was super embarrassed to make his blog debut as my homeless husband! I love the change though but we’ll keep that our little secret!)
I hope you’ve enjoyed your glimpse into our little Friday night ritual with a Valentine’s twist. Make sure you catch all the other stops on this fun tour to see more gorgeous takes on some amazing Love Notions patterns.
Now the part you’ve been waiting for! Enter the giveaway for your chance to win your choice of 5 Love Notions patterns (you can check out some of my favorite Love Notions makes here, here, and here) and $50 to spend at Girl Charlee.