Love Notions Sloane Blog Tour
Remember when I blogged about testing the new Girl’s Sloane Sweater by Love Notions here? Well, today I bring to you the Women’s version! I’m on tour this week with a handful of other seamstresses for the Love Notions Sloane Tour. It’s a fun tour with lots of inspiration for both the girl’s and women’s versions of the pattern including some clever hacks. Make sure to check out the schedule at the end of the post to follow along with these other talented bloggers.
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The Sloane* is an awesome 2 in 1 pattern. It includes two versions that result in two very different looks. Version A is a semi fitted look with a curved hem. Version B is a boxy look with a banded hem. Both versions include options for an accent back yoke and a hood. I decided to do Version A with the accent yoke. I used an olive green double brushed poly fabric from Purple Seamstress and mocha accents from Sly Fox Fabrics.
I have followed along with all the Love Notions blog tours in the past and always admired the other bloggers. But this is my first time actually participating in a Love Notions tour. I admit, I felt a little intimidated trying to decide what to do for my Sloane; all the other bloggers had such great ideas. I wanted to add my own twist to the pattern, but I didn’t want to overextend myself. I settled on a simple hack of adding varsity stripes to the sleeves. They didn’t take too much extra work, but they add another fun element to the shirt. The stripes are not in the original pattern, but you can easily add your own if you’d like. There are probably several different ways to do them. I simply cut long strips of fabric and ironed them like bias tape. Then I marked on the fabric where I would like the stripes and carefully pinned them in place. Next, I edge stitched along the top and bottom of each stripe. Finally, I cut off any excess and ironed the sleeve to eliminate the waviness. Easy Peasy. Then you construct the sleeve according to the directions in the pattern.
I hope you enjoyed my version of the Sloane. It is so comfortable and I love it! I’m eager to try Version B with some French Terry and make myself a great hoodie. Or I saw another blogger do a hack for a zipper in the front that looked awesome. So many ideas and so little time; story of my sewing life!
You can pick up a copy of the women’s pattern*, the girls pattern*, or the bundle* on the Love Notions site. Also, be sure to follow along with the tour for more inspiration! The schedule is posted below.