Pattern Review: Love Notions Willow Wrap Top

Love Notions Patterns really hit it out of the park with the most recent releases, the Willow Wrap Top and Willow Wrap Dress. I was fortunate to be chosen to test the Willow Wrap Top Pattern. This pattern is designed for knit fabrics, and is available in sizes XS-XXL.

Willow Wrap Top

This pattern features multiple options, resulting in many different possible looks.  There are higher and lower neckline options, three sleeve lengths, and asymmetrical or straight hemline options. The optional modesty panel is great for color blocking, or for that special fabric that you just don’t have enough of for a full garment, and combined with the lower neckline makes this pattern great for nursing mamas. The faux wrap of the front bodice can be finished off with either pleats or gathers.

I love to express individuality and personality with my garments, and the use of contrast fabrics is a great way to do that.  The lower neckline allows the modesty panel to really pop with a contrast fabric. The asymmetrical hemline is another one of those little details that really allows for the creation of a flattering garment. The combination of the two options allows attention to be drawn away from the midsection.

Willow Wrap Top

Living in Florida means that short sleeves are good for any season, but I can also see myself using the other sleeve lengths for a winter top. I’m sure this pattern will become a staple in my wardrobe, and I am looking forward to trying out the companion Willow Wrap Dress Pattern.

The Willow Wrap Top and Willow Wrap Dress Patterns are currently on sale at Love Notions Patterns (affiliate link). Use the coupon code “willow” at check out for 15% off either pattern through Sunday, January 25, 2015, or purchase both patterns bundled for 25% off (no coupon required).

Love Notions Patterns is becoming one of my favorite indie pattern companies. The tagline “Modern Patterns for the Whole Family” really sums it up. Love Notions offers patterns for women and children that can be used to create cute and comfortable clothing. The patterns are optimized for viewing on a tablet or laptop, including embedded links for easy navigation throughout. They also feature layers which allow for printing only the desired size, saving both ink and paper.

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