Got to do some “self care sewing” this week. First up was the Origami Tunic by Love Notions Patterns.
I had been eyeing this pattern since it’s release, but was unsure about that rectangular handkerchief hem. Those sorts of styles really just don’t suit my body type well. I couldn’t let the pattern go though and kept seeing such lovely photos of it. When Black Friday arrived I couldn’t resist any longer. Luckily, once I actually had the pattern in hand and read through it I realized there was a non handkerchief option as well! This is option I chose to sew.
This is my first experience with an adult pattern from Love Notions, though I have sewn several for my girls. As always the pattern goes together so easily with the no trim pattern pieces. For the first time I tried out the layers option and only printed out my size….that was awesome!
This top went together incredibly fast. The directions were very clear and straight forward. I used a serger for all the steps except for my sleeve and bottom hems. I used the most awesome terry knit from a local shop for my top.
The fit is great for me. I like the length, as it is long enough to cover my rear when I wear it with leggings. The sleeves cover my wrist and the cowl neck is cozy. I will mention that if you do the non handkerchief version you won’t want to size down….the size small was a big snug on my hips (38″). However, hips won’t be an issue with the handkerchief version.
So in conclusion, I am really pleased with how this top came out. I do think next time I make it I might swing out to a medium from the waist down. I have worn this top all day today running errands in the cold and it was perfect!
***I was not a tester for this pattern. I am just a happy customer who paid for and tried out a new pattern!***