I’m reviewing the Sloane Sweater pattern by Love Notions. Y’all know I love a quick sew, so hello new summer t-shirt!
This is my second Sloane Sweater. (I never got around to showing you the first one!) There are a couple modifications I made that affect the fit. First, I made a very teeny neck binding. Ribbing or a wider binding didn’t feel right with the lace yoke in back. As a result, I have a much wider neckline that’s sort of slipping off the shoulder. I’m cool with that! I want to assure you though, if you make this top according to the pattern you won’t have any bra straps or shoulder showing.
Second, I nipped in the sides a teeny bit at the waist. This pattern has a straight side seam that doesn’t work with my apple shape. Busty gals make this adjustment pretty regularly. If you aren’t quite a standard shape or size, it helps the fabric from hanging straight down from the apex. I don’t need any help looking bigger:)
On that note, I want to mention that Love Notions women’s patterns are all cleverly designed to disquise tummy. Yessss!
I used stretch lace in the back much like my Floral & Lace Baseball Tee. I top stitched the seam allowance down on the back yoke and sleeves to prevent it from peeking out from under lace.
I love the curved hem and the length. I loath when I raise my arms and my belly shows. Nobody wants to see that. I have a long torso so it happens a lot in ready to wear.
There’s also a banded hem option and several sleeve variations. I left my sleeves raw. Maybe I’ll fix that later. If I’m being honest, it doesn’t bother me…so I probably won’t :)
The Sloane Sweater a great pattern for summer, even if the name says “sweater”. Love Notions Patterns are always fabulous, well written, and true to size.
I also wanted to mention that I prefer buying Love Notions patterns directly from the site rather than Etsy or other venues. Once you set up an account you have access to your patterns there. (I live in constant fear that my computer will crash and I’ll lose my flash drive with patterns. Also that my fabric will burn up.) I rest a little easier knowing that if my sewing stash spontaneously combusts, or if a sewing theif comes and robs me blind; I’ll still have my LN patterns!
Pattern: Girl Charlee.
Modifications: I used narrow neck binding which produced a much wider neckline. Nipped in the waist curve about and inch on each side.