Love Notions Cadence Top and Dress

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I love when designers give little sneak peeks of what they’re dreaming up.  The second I saw Tami’s vision for this pattern I knew I NEEDED it in my life!  The Cadence Dress and Top (affl. link) is totally my thang- a loose a-line fit with a ton of sleeve options and optional drawstring waist.  It’s love, my friends!

This post contains affiliate links- I joined the Love Notions Affiliate program AFTER falling in love with her patterns and going through her rigorous testing progress.  I’m confident in recommending Love Notions patterns and in return I get a little fabric money to keep this little hobby going 😉

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I’ve been taking a much needed blogging and testing break this summer- trying to spend as much time as possible with my kiddos before they head back to school.  That said, I couldn’t pass up joining in this test.  I bought this fabric way back when I saw the sneak peek and knew it really was destined to be this pattern.  It’s a flowy rayon challis and the big, bold print just needed to become a dress.  I got it from Pretty Posh Prints and she currently has a similar print in stock.

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Are you ready for the options with this pattern?!  There are three lengths- shirt, knee, and maxi.  Two neckline options- scoop and notched.  Five, yes five, sleeve choices- sleeveless, short, 3/4, flared, and bishop.  There is also an optional drawstring waist option if you’d like a little more definition.

I did the scoop neck, knee length, with bishop sleeves in a size small.  I know this dress will transition well into the fall.  I think it’ll look great with tights, boots and a Boyfriend Cardigan!  I love this silhouette- fitted through the shoulders and chest with the a-line flare starting near the natural waist.  Such a flattering fit on so many body types (the listing is FULL of gorgeous tester versions).  I’m a rectangle body type and always gravitate towards this style!

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Some of my favorite features of this pattern are the neckline facing (I’m still not confident in my bias neck skills ;), simple construction, and back center seam.  That back seam makes it easy to fit and adjust any sway back issues you might have.

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The bishop sleeves are easy and really dress up this look.  I love the 60’s vibe they give too!

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You can grab your copy on sale through Saturday!  It’s such a great staple pattern to have and will easily bring you from summer into cooler weather too.  I can’t wait to see what you make!

 

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