Love Notions Lincoln Top
I had the opportunity to test the newest Love Notions pattern and am so happy I could! The Lincoln Top is a unique style I've never seen before. If you've followed my sewing journey, you'll know that I'm a pattern (and fabric) collector. Finding unique patterns is actually difficult. I find that with so many indie PDF pattern companies out there, they often are creating similar patterns. Finding a truly unique style makes me so excited.
What's unique about the Lincoln is it's angled side seam button style. It features a slight dropped shoulder, three sleeve options and either crop or high hip front lengths. Like all Love Notions patterns, FBA pattern pieces are included as well as projector files.
I made two Lincoln's during testing, showcasing all but the sleeveless option. I found that light to medium weight fabrics were ideal. You want your fabric to be able to hold the buttons or snaps along the side seam without sagging. I found early in testing when I used a heavier weight fabric, it was bulky on the sides. For interfacing, I used a tricot interfacing which was a light-mid weight. Now, let's talk about each Lincoln more in detail.
First up, I used a sweater knit with a polka dot design. This is a medium weight fabric I found in the remnants bin at Walmart. I've sewn the high hip length with 3/4 sleeve and boatneck neckline.
I really like the length this top hits. While it's a high hip length, I find it goes just a bit longer than my hip bone so I'm not worried it'll show my midriff if I raise my arms.
The Lincoln Top is on new release sale for $9 through March 14 then will be regular pricing of $12.50. Use code KATIEK10 to get an extra 10% off any purchases.
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