Monday, December 14, 2015

Sewing Pattern Testing- Love Notions- Li'L LDT

Posted by Heather at Monday, December 14, 2015
Love Notions- Li'l LDT

It's been a little while, but I recently had the opportunity to test for Love Notions, again. It's been way too long and I really do love Tami's style and sizing!

Love Notions- Li'l LDT

Up to bat, today- the Li'l LDT (Laundry Day Tee)! This easy fitting PDF sewing pattern is full of options and pairs perfectly with the Mama version of the Laundry Day Tee.

Love Notions- Li'l LDT

-The Love Notions Li'l LDT is sized for 2t-16.
-The Love Notions Li'l LDT is meant to be sewn with knit fabric. Light to medium weight knits with at least 40% stretch, cotton lycra, jersey blends, ponte de roma, french terry or sweater knits are recommended.
-The Love Notions Li'l LDT PDF sewing pattern includes three hem lengths- shirt, tunic or dress. There is even an option for a high/low hem for the tunic and dress lengths.
-The Love Notions Li'l LDT includes four necklines- banded, cowl, gnome/regular hood, and asymmetrical collar.
-The Love Notions Li'l LDT has five sleeve lengths- cap, elbow, 3/4 bishop, long sleeve, and tank.
-There is even an optional pocket pattern piece included in the Love Notions Li'l LDT PDF sewing pattern.
-The Love Notions Li'l LDT PDF sewing pattern includes a nested, layered, no-trim pattern pieces (my favorite!!).
-The Love Notions Li'l LDT PDF sewing pattern includes shaded diagrams throughout the tutorial to guide and assist you in sewing up the perfect garnet for your little one.
-The Love Notions Li'l LDT PDF sewing pattern includes a printing chart/diagram, fabric requirements chart, sizing chart and hyperlinks along the side to help troubleshoot.

I sewed up a size six, dress length, elbow length sleeves with lined gnome hood. I used a lightweight jersey knit blend from the clearance table at my local Hancock Fabrics.

Love Notions- Li'l LDT- Back

One of the things I love about Love Notions patterns is the fact that the sizing is so accurate. I felt like the size six was a great fit for Katy's height and measurements. The elbow length sleeves hit right at the elbow and the dress length hit below the knees.

Love Notions- Li'l LDT- Elbow Detail

Katy's favorite feature of the dress is the gnome hood! So cute!! Of course, if your little fashionista is "too cool" for a gnome hood, there is also a regular hood pattern piece included (A win for everybody! ;-))

Love Notions- Li'l LDT- Gnome Hood

Love Notions- Li'l LDT- Hood Detail

With the exception of the hood, I sewed everything on my serger. I chose to attach the hood to the dress with my sewing machine (using a stretch stitch) because I felt like I could get a little more control that way but that's totally personal preference. Because I used my serger and because this dress is in all knit (ahem- less ironing and pressing!), I was able to finish this dress in an evening. Love a great, quick sew!

There's lots of ways to personalize the Love Notions Li'l LDT! Seriously- with all the sleeve, neckline and hemline options- you could sew this pattern over and over and over again and still come up with something different every time. I love when I can use and reuse the same pattern for many different dresses/tops.

Thank you, Tami, for allowing me to test another one of your patterns! I truly appreciate your style and talent. Now, I'm off to sew myself a matching Love Notions Laundry Day Tee....!

Love Notions- Li'l LDT

***Disclosure: "I received a free pattern in order to pattern test for Love Notions. The opinions expressed here are my own."***
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