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The sweater season is upon us over here in the northern hemisphere and I am proud to bring to you the Arlington sweater by Love Notions. This is the newest pattern by Love Notions and there is no doubt that a lot of planning has been put into it. This pattern is a great transitional piece for your cold-weather wardrobe. It is a very versatile pattern offering so many options to make which is always a bonus with most of the Love Notions patterns,
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Love Notions Arlington Sweater Pattern Features:
- It comes in 3 lengths: banded shirt, hip length shirt and above knee dress.
- It features 3 necklines: turtleneck, mock-neck and cowl
- There are 5 sleeve options: short & long puff sleeves, long sleeve, bishop and elbow length sleeves.
The Arlington pattern comes in 9 sizes ranging from size XS to 5X. All these sizes come with full bust pieces. I made both my versions in size XS which is true to size.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, the instructions were easy to follow. I must add that this pattern is very easy to sew and I would recommend it for a confident beginner.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The one thing I really love about this pattern is its versatility. This pattern has many options to choose from.
This pattern is meant for light to medium-weight knit fabrics with at least 25% stretch. The recommended fabrics include Sweater knit, French terry, Interlock, and other jersey blends. A more stable knit is recommended for the mock neck view whereas a drapey one would be perfect for the cowl neck one.
For version one, I used a medium-weight Sweater knit for my cowl neck version and I also opted for the bishop sleeves. These two features came out better in this sweater knit because it has some drape.
I used a medium-weight rib-knit fabric for the mock neck for my second version. This fabric is stable enough to hold up the shape of the mock neck. I bought this fabric from Minerva purposely for this top.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I shortened the shirt length version by 1 inch which is a common alteration I make. I have a shorter torso compared to the rest of my body and I often do it to most of the Love Notions patterns I have sewed up with.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Of course, I need to make the dress version soon now that sweater weather is finally here. Who am I kidding? I live in the Uk where it is sweater season all year round. 🙂
I would recommend this pattern to anyone who needs a sweater or Jumper (as it is called in the UK). And a confident beginner would not struggle with putting this together.
I love the Arlington sweater because it is a cold-weather staple. I do not really need to say more about it because it offers a view for everyone out there. You will be seeing more of these sweaters really soon. Thank you for stopping by.