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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Reef Camisole pattern by Megan Nielsen

I got to test the Reef Camisole & Shorts pattern back in April. I knew that the top wouldn’t work without adjustments, but I applied for testing because I wanted to make the shorts. I added a note in my application that woven tops don’t generally work for me without major overhaul, and didn’t expect to be chosen.

Reef Camisole by Megan Nielson patterns (without full bust adjustment)

I typically fall off the grid in the bust on size charts. I’m kind of a pro at dressing to minimize, but almost zero patterns work for me out of the box. As a result I’m passed over for pattern testing fairly often, for good reason really. Kudos to Megan for choosing a diverse group of testers.

Reef Camisole by Megan Nielsen Patterns

So this is my Reef Camisole. I used mystery stash, some sort of synthetic blend with a bit of sheerness. I cut a size large and there are no adjustments for pattern testing purposes.

Reef Camisole by Megan Nielsen Patterns

You can see I could use a little more room in the bust, and some more length in the front. The fabric is a bit crisp and doesn’t drape as nicely as I’d like. I’m debating a traditional FBA, or maybe just different fabric and add some length.  It actually fits better than most top patterns pre-adjustment.

Note: The armcye is designed to be a bit lower and wider for sleep/lounge purposes. There are instructions to bring it up if you prefer. I don’t make pajamas for myself, I aim for multi-purpose garments. My future Reef Camisoles will be intended for day wear. I like where the armcye sits, but will probably bring it up to cover more of my bra.

Reef Camisole by Megan Nielsen Patterns

I’d like to note that the pattern is true to size and professionally graded. The instructions are great, and I love the design aesthetic. I definitely reccomend the Reef Camisole & Shorts pattern and plan to make more. Check out my Reef Shorts if you’d like to see the rest of the pattern.

Check out the Reef Camisole & Shorts pattern at Megan Nielsen

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Sew Fashionable 07/04/16

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

Happy 4th of July

Our 4th of July party was Saturday, and it was epic! I had such a good time and the kids loved it. I’m excited about having a camping themed girls sleepover next weekend for my daughter and her friends; so now I’m getting ready for that.

Let’s see what everyone has been up to.

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Style

Susannah’s navy jumpsuit

Sue looks amazing in her Sofie swimsuits

Hila’s RTW knockoff outfit

Katie’s cute bikini

Sallie’s strapless bikini

Helena’s denim & stripes

Learn

How to make adjustable bra straps at Kommatia Patterns

Sew a binding with a zipper at Commuting With Fabric

Make perfect 1/4″ seam allowances at Orange Lingerie

Shop

Espadrille kits at Fancy Tiger Crafts

Free sewing pattern: The Pam Top from On The Cutting Room Floor

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