I’ve been testing for Love Notions for about a year now and I’m so excited to help Tami celebrate the release of her 50th pattern!!! The Maggie and Margot Peplums are full of options and will be a great addition to your PDF line-up.
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Confession- this test was full of firsts for me. This was my first EVER peplum make, first one I even tried on really. This is also my first time using Liverpool. I’ve got to say that I will definitely be doing both again!
Both the ladies and girls versions come with a basic bodice option or you can do princess seams like in this one. I love being able to mix fabrics with the princess seams. Still using my favorite stripes and florals- this time both come from Raspberry Creek Fabrics. You can find the floral here and the stripes are coming soon here (available for pre-order).
The Ladies comes in sizes XS-XXXL and features short, elbow, 3/4, and long sleeves. There are also three skirt options- swing, gathered, and pleated. I did a size small, plain bodice, elbow sleeve, with a swing skirt.
(Another confession- I hate looking at the camera! It’s so hard to look natural and not look like I’m trying to sell you lingerie! Hence, the sunglasses in most of my pics AND why I sew for my kids way more than myself!)
For Sophie I did a size 8, 3/4 sleeve, swing skirt top. The girls version has all the same options and comes in sizes 2T-16 so I’ll be sewing these up for years to come!
As always Tami’s patterns are trimless and feature layers. They are thoroughly tested and flatter every tester I’ve seen. The tutorials are always full of helpful tips and tricks and the Love Notions Pattern Support Facebook Group is a great resource if you ever get stuck.
Love Notions is celebrating big time in the Facebook group and it’s given me a chance to look back on my favorite Love Notions patterns.
I have ALOT! From the top- I wear my Canyon Cardigan almost daily and Charlie wears his Moto Maxx pants every time they’re clean. The Tidal Top wins for cutest quick sew and the Tabitha Top is my perfect dressy casual top. The Tessa Sheath Dress is the classic dress up or down dress. My Charlie has requested more Vanguard Pants because he loves all the pockets! In my search for the perfect dolman top I keep reaching for the La Bella Top for me and my girls- it’s the perfect slim fit that flatters everyone! The options with the Li’l Laundry Day Tee, Tunic, and Dress make it a pattern I reach for ALL THE TIME! I love patterns that almost all my kids can wear and the Samson Sweater is just that. There are still so many options with the Sybil Illusion Skirt that I need to sew up but this pleated version is one of my favorite makes ever. And finally the pattern that started my Love Notions journey, the Boyfriend Cardigan was my first Love Notions pattern test and I have a couple more planned for this fall. I love that Tami designs for the whole family. Looking back through all my makes was so fun and reminded me I want to make so many of them again!
Make sure to pick up you copies here! I can’t wait to see these start filling up my Facebook feeds! Such a fun pattern!