Girls Luna Loungewear + My Fabric Designs

Check out the girls version of the Luna Loungewear pattern by Love Notions. Bella likes her set as much as I like mine!

Luna Loungewear pattern for girls, by Love Notions

This is the size 14 tester version, and the straps have now been moved in slightly for a perfect fit. I know the fit is perfect because this girl ^ had me sew a couple more tanks for school. They’re in the laundry basket every time I try to get photos.

The similar RTW tank tops she wears are $10 when I catch them on sale, eek. It’s the built in shelf bra feature that she loves. I’m infinitely relieved I have a new go-to pattern, because her tanks are in heavy rotation.

 

Luna Loungewear, Love Notions Patterns

I’m an affiliate for Love Notions Patterns. When I showed you my women’s Luna Loungewear set, several of you bought the pattern from my link in the post. I received a commission for those purchases, and I wanted to say thank you. You got a great pattern, and helped me maintain this blog.

I’ll link this pattern at the bottom of the post, in case you want to buy it. (I think you do.)

Luna Loungewear pattern by Love Notions

I used cotton slinky knit from My Fabric Designs. The cotton slinky knit is lighter than their interlock, and has 6% spandex for a lot more stretch. It’s perfect for Luna Loungewear. I love that I can shop prints or design my own fabric; then choose between 26 different types of fabric. If you shop there, I highly recommend getting a swatch book. It makes planning a sewing project so easy.

 

Luna Loungewear for girls in cotton slinky knit from My Fabric Designs

Since I told you how great this pattern is in a previous post, I really have to show off my coverstitch work. I haven’t tried all the things my machine can do yet, but I’m getting the hang of the basics. It was tricky to cleanly start and stop the stitch work on the faux fly. (I had to rip it out once.)

Luna Loungewear for tweens! Cotton slinky knit from My Fabric Designs

As for the construction, I prefer the self binding straps option on this tank over the fold over elastic I used for mine. It’s nice and clean, wears well, and was easier than I thought.

I used a piece of crochet lace for the drawstring until I find some cording. I attached the two lace ends to a piece of skinny elastic in back. The elastic doesn’t show, but it helps relieve some stress on my button holes for now. The lace looks cute, but it’s not ideal.

The buttonholes use a piece of interfacing to stabilize the button hole, and it’s a great design feature. A fun color drawstring with matching coverstitching is Bella’s latest request.

Luna Loungewear pattern by Love Notions | Cotton slinky knit from My Fabric Designs

Pattern: Luna Loungewear by Love Notions- Buy the girls set or the girls/ladies bundle.

Fabric: Tribal Bands print in cotton slinky knit from My Fabric Designs

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Sew Fashionable 07/25/16

Welcome to Sew Fashionable: A weekly showcase of my favorite sewing and fashion posts across the blogosphere.

New prints available at My Fabric Designs! Choose from 26 different types of fabric

 

I’ve got some new prints in fantastic colorways available at My Fabric Designs! We nursed a sick Pygmy goat back to health early this week. Susie’s stomachs had to get used to our pasture.

Yesterday I had so much fun during a pool workout that I forgot it was Monday, this post is a day late! (Thats because “pool workout” is code for beer in the pool with  my friends. )

Here are some of my favorite posts this week.

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Make

This gray denim mini at Sew DIY 

Katie’s Luna Loungewear 

Susannah’s gingham dress 

Lauren’s Lakeside PJs 

Fiona’s Ailakki jumpsuit 

Heather’s Hannah dress 

 

Learn

Cynthia’s tutorial for adding lace inserts to a t-shirt at Made For Mermaids 

The history of the crinoline petticoat at Sew So Easy

Click this map from the Curvy Sewing Collective. Add yourself and see if there are any sewists near you! 

Style

Literally Marilyn Monroe in a bunch of swimsuits 

Shop

Sloane Leggings pattern by Hey June 

The Rachel Skirt, a free pattern from On The Cutting Room Floor 

 

Thanks for reading this post! These projects are pinned on my Pinterest boards

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Luna Loungewear for Ladies by Love Notions

Let’s talk about Luna Loungewear for ladies, friends.  I don’t buy many sewing patterns or do pattern testing often; but I needed this pattern in my stash. I knew the women’s and girls version would both get a lot of use in my house.

Luna Loungewear for ladies by Love Notions patterns

I’m an affiliate for Love Notions patterns, wanna know why? I can choose my bust size and sew them right out of the box. There are only a few women’s pattern designers I really trust, and Love Notions is at the top of the list. I signed up for testing right away when I saw Luna Loungewear. Who doesn’t need lounge shorts and tanks?

Luna Loungewear for ladies, by Love Notions patterns

Luna Loungewear

There’s a built in shelf bra option for the tank and nightie, and the bralette can be sewn on its own too.

Luna Loungewear set by Love Notions Patterns

The tank straps can be made with fold over elastic or self binding. I used f.o.e. for this version, but I prefer the self binding I used for my daughters set.

Side note: I thought the teeny straps would be really tricky, but they were pie with Tami’s instructions. I’ll use that method a lot from now on.

 

Luna Loungewear for ladies, pattern by Love Notions

The shorts can be made with knit or wovens. And there are pockets because the world ends without pockets. They have an elastisized waist and faux fly with optional drawstring.

The shorts are great. The front and back pieces are graded perfectly. I notice issues with the rise in some indie brands, but none of that here. In fact, these shorts seem to be universally flattering.

Luna Loungewear for ladies by Love Notions patterns

So it’s confession time. I really don’t intend to wear my Luna Loungewear as pajamas. I wear camisoles or tanks under everything, so they go all year. You’ll see more of this pattern from me, in girls and women’s sizes.

Luna Loungewear by Love Notions patterns

For reference, this is a size large with the built in bralette. The fabric is from Girl Charlee, purchased last year during their holiday sale.

You can purchase the Luna Loungewear for ladies pattern here. If you sew for littles, I highly reccomend the ladies & girls bundle.  I’ll show you Bella’s set soon!

 

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Sew Fashionable 07/18/16

Welcome to Sew Fashionable: A weekly showcase of my favorite sewing and fashion posts across the blogosphere.

Pygmy goat
Susie Goatlynn and her human friends

Another whirlwind week has passed me by. I managed to complete several sewing projects but I’m behind on mowing and household chores. It’s a relief to know I’m not the only mom barely keeping up this summer!

Let’s see what everyone has been up to.

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Make

Martina’s Delphi maxi dress and top

Anemone’s bird print Bailen top

Erin’s bamboo t-shirt bra set

Monpe Pamts at Very Purple Person

Learn

How to draw seam allowances that sit flush when pressed at In The Folds

The difference between lining, interlining, and underlining at The Thrifty Stitcher

Fitting a balconette bra at Closet Case Files

Shop

Angelakerry 1set (7pcs) Leather Carft Hand Basic Hand Stitching Sewing Tool Set Kit Thread Awl Waxed Thimble

All projects and links are pinned on my Pinterest boards.

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Sew Fashionable 07/11/16

Welcome to Sew Fashionable: A weekly showcase of my favorite sewing and fashion posts across the blogosphere.

The camping party was a hit! Then my daughter went on a float trip and we surprised her with a goat. This week was insane! I’m in the middle of pattern testing now and waiting for some ribbon to come in for a hair bow order. Not sure how soon I’ll find time to photograph things and write, but I can’t wait to show you.

Let’s see what everyone has been up to.

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Make

Lindsay’s scalloped shorts and chambray top

Helen’s Southport Dress
Debbie’s Asaka kimono http://lilysageandco.com/2016/07/named-asaka-kimono/

A casual shirtdress at By Hand London http://byhandlondon.com/blogs/by-hand-london/simple-sarah-or-the-lazy-sewists-guide-to-shirtmaking

Jamie’s Adventure Tanks

Style

Thread Diary’s Pinterest Board about fagotting details

Fendi runway models literally walked on water

Learn

Make the (free) Sorbetto Tank with knit fabric hack at Collette

Erin’s free printable bra-design checklist

Shop

Free shorts pattern at Melly Sews

Free paneled dress pattern from Love Sewing Mag

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All projects and links are pinned on my Pinterest boards.

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