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. 

For this make, I opted to use metal snaps to close the angled side seam. These are black so they blend in. For the high hip length, I followed the guide to fix 5 snaps on each side. 

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. 

I was so happy with the high hip top length, I decided I might as well try the crop length. I'm pleasantly surprised that I love it even more than the polka dot high hip top. This version I used a distressed camo French Terry I picked up from Mily Mae Fabrics several years ago. This is a distressed fabric that has actual holes so does require I wear another layer under it. 

I've sewn the long sleeves, scoop neck and crop length. I've layered it over a Luna tank

This Lincoln I went with contrasting buttons. The camo print is greys and blues so I went with white buttons. I toyed with the idea of just sewing the buttons closed vs adding button holes. I ended up doing the button holes and let me tell you, it wasn't pleasant. My machine has had issues with button holes so it took way longer than it has in the past. Next time, I'll fix the top 2 buttons to be non-functional and then make the bottom two as functional buttons. With the crop length, I particularly like when I can unbutton the bottom buttons. 

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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