Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Love Notions Origami

Today I am blogging as part of the Love Notions Origami blog tour. 

Included in the tour is great inspiration for both the women's and girl's patterns, a pattern sale, and even a giveaway! Details for all three are at the end of the post, you don't want to miss it!

(Affiliate links are present in this post, indicated by *. Should you use the link to purchase a pattern, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. All opinions are my own and I don't promote a pattern I don't love.)

I have still been hanging on to fleeting summer dreams of sewing more sundresses, shorts, and tank tops. I am not one happy to see colder weather approaching. Participating in this tour was the push to motivate me to start sewing fall and winter clothing. 

It also helped that I had recently received this gorgeous plaid sweater knit in a mystery box from Pretty Posh Prints. With plans for an origami tunic and a soft and cozy sweater knit in hand, I was ready to embrace fall sewing.

The Origami doesn't have to be a cold weather only pattern, there are several sleeve lengths which make this a pattern you can use year round. But with the optional handkerchief hemline, tunic length, and cardigan included in the pattern, it just screams fall and winter to me. 

I made the tunic with the regular hem, adding one inch in length. I am 5'7" and the pattern is drafted for a height of 5'5". I also added the hood from the La Bella Donna pattern*. The neckline was adjusted to match the neckline of the LBD, which is much higher than the scoop neck from the Origami. Please note however, that the back of the LBD is a little bit lower, and you will want to adjust that as well if you are copying this look. 

I seriously love this! When I tried it on, I instantly thought "I could go for a pumpkin spice latte right about now."

And I don't even like pumpkin spice! That's how much the fall vibes were rubbing off on me. Origami Tunic by Love Notions for the win! 

I think I'll stick with my normal caramel cappuccino though.

The handkerchief option of this pattern is what makes the origami really stand out. But I also love the version I made, the standard hem, as a great basic. This is the perfect tunic for me. Not too fitted, not too loose, and an overall flattering shape. 

The cardigan can either be made with the handkerchief or standard hem, making this a versatile pattern.

I might have picked the most boring options, but it was exactly what I wanted when I first saw this fabric. I'll be using this pattern to make a few more basic tunics to fill my closet. 

High hood due to using the hood and neckline of the La Bella Donna. I love it, but if high necklines aren't your thing, this would also look great using any other pattern with a hood. 
There also great inspiration for the girls version as well in the blog tour! I have used that pattern as well, but I didn't for this tour. I actually tested both the women's and girl's Origami patterns several years ago and have made the girls' version several times since then. 

I couldn't resist sharing this sweet photo of my Eve from when I originally tested this pattern. She was so little!


Picture from the original girls' pattern test. My little baby!

I hope you enjoyed my take on this pattern! The fun isn't over yet... I know I also promised you a sale, a giveaway, and even more inspiration...

First up, the giveaway...

Up for grabs: $50 Love Notions* shop credit, Mystery box of fabric from Sly Fox (value $62.40), and $25 store credit to Simply by Ti. You can enter through the rafflecopter link below. A big thank you to the tour sponsors!

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tours LOVE to have a sale!

So this week only, grab your copy of the women's Origami for $8* or the girl's version for just $6*. Sale ends Saturday September 30 at 11:59pm cst.

For more inspiration, stop by and say hi to all the fantastic bloggers joining in!

Wednesday September 27: Ma Moose Back40Life 


  1. I like the origami's length and hood! would be nice to wear during the winter :)

    1. Yes, it's a great winter tunic! I will get a lot of use out of it. :)

  2. I love that hem! Just got two sweater knits and had plans for one but nothing planned for the other! Might just have to scoop this pattern up!

    1. I hope you show me how it turns out! What other pattern are you using for sweater knits? I'm curious. :)

  3. This is perfect for us people who hate the cold!! I love the hood!

  4. Love this in a plaid! I am definitely making one for myself with a hood. Thanks for joining the tour!

  5. Im terrified of plaids! But you did a beautiful job!! and its not boring at all Id totally wear that!!

    1. To be honest, I didn't overthing the plaid at all. I didn't try to match anything up, and I think it's busy enough to not be a big deal. I'm really picky about lining up stripes, not so much a busy plaid.

  6. I really love the simplicity of this version. And its plaid!

  7. These are definitely pumpkin spice-worthy.Love the plaid and love the hood. I may have to try the hood one of these days...with all my other 5 billion "I have to sew that" projects.

  8. Your versions are fantastic! I love that plaid! It screams fall!