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When Tami starts posting her inspiration for her next patterns, I perk up! It’s usually something I’ve been seeing in stores or filling my Pinterest feed. The Lyric Peplum and Dress is no exception.
The Lyric is a button-front woven dress pattern with all kinds of options. It features waist and bust darts and cup-size bodice pieces for a great fitting dress. You can do a simple flared or gathered skirt and there are five sleeve options as well. I did the flared skirt with elbow length bishop sleeves in a size 6 A-cup. I’m so in love with this dress!
Love Notions patterns all come in a huge range of sizes. This one comes in sizes 0-24 with A, B, C, and D cup bodice pieces. They also have layers and no trim pages that make putting together the patterns a breeze. The tutorial is full of tips and alteration guides to get the best fit possible.
When picking fabric, boy did I struggle. As a tester you walk this fine line between hopefully sewing up a garment that fits your body and your style and the possibility of it ending up in the donate pile almost immediately. I was hopeful for a garment I would love but also cautious as well. Dresses can be hard to fit and finding the right fabric would play a big part in that. I’ve had this gorgeous paisley print rayon in my stash for a couple of years. I picked it up in LA which means 1- it was cheap but 2- I couldn’t easily replace it. I had bought it thinking it’d be the perfect maxi dress or jumpsuit. I loved that it wasn’t a floral , lol, and that it has all my favorite colors in it; navy, blush, mint, and mustard. I knew it had the right flow for those bishop sleeves I can’t get enough of so I took a deep breath, said a prayer, and cut into it. Man, am I so happy I did!
This pattern looks great in so many fabrics. I want a classic linen version next! Or chambray? Or stripes?! So many cute possibilities. Make sure you check out the listing for so many different versions and fantastic fabric choices. It’s one of those patterns that you can have multiple of in your closet and no one would ever know they’re all the same thing because with a simple change of fabric and sleeve options you’ve got a whole new look!
You can grab your pattern here on sale through Thursday April 4th. Can’t wait to see all the Lyric’s filling my feed!