Unless you have been completely absent from the pdf sewing world for the past few months I am sure you have heard all about the Laundry Day Tee by Love Notions. The “LDT” is an easy wearing knit tee that has a-line side seams from the underarm. It comes in two different lengths (shirt and tunic) and two necklines (v-neck and scoop). The tunic length is perfect for wearing over leggings. I have made several of these tops. They couldn’t be easier!
Due to the popularity of the women’s pattern, Love Notions has now released a children’s version of the top the Li’l LDT. The children’s version has an amazing list of options. Not only will you get the 2 lengths you got in the women’s version…but you also get a dress length! You can make a scoop neck, cowl neck, hood, or an asymetrical collar. Sleeve lengths are available for sleeveless to long sleeve and everything in between.
Since both patterns are about the same I am going to review them together for the technical sections.
To print the tops is very easy. Both patterns have a very detailed printing guide. Each variation to the pattern is listed separately enable you only print the pages you need. There is also the layers feature available to only print the size you need as well. There are very few pattern pieces depending on the options you chose. For the women’s top you only need the sleeve piece, neckband and the front/back pice. The front/back piece is one piece with a cut out area for the front view. I actually cut on this line and just leave a small area uncut and simply fold it back when I cut the front and fold it back up for cutting the back piece. That way I don’t need tape and I don’t lose that little piece! The shirt is sewn just like a traditional tee shirt pattern. a 1″ hem on the sleeves and bottom is included.
So far I have sewn the the shirt length women’s scoop and v-neck tops. I have also sewn the shirt length cowl length and hooded children’t version. I will admit to having a few more planned before the end of the year as well!
If you are looking for some easy wearing knit tops for women and girls I definitely recommend checking these two patterns out. They are simple, yet flattering and comfortable on just about everyone. Now through Saturday you can get 20% off the Li’l LDT with the coupon code “forthegirls on the Love Notions website. Be sure to join the Love Notions facebook page “Love Notions Pattern Support” for a special code for a discount on the Women’s LDT too!
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