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Love Notions Lyric Dress – Second Version

Love Notions Lyric Dress – Second Version

I love a button-down dress and that’s why I am bringing you another Lyric dress by Love Notions. This is the second time I am making the Lyric dress after my first version that made me fall in love with this pattern. I made my very first dress version with short sleeves and a gathered skirt to which I added some ties. I decided to go with the flared skirt this time around that I have hacked a bit and I am so happy with it.

I reviewed the first version on my blog here and I also uploaded a pattern review video attached below if you would rather watch the review.

The Lyric dress pattern has been redrafted to increase the size range from 0-24 to 0-32. The pattern now accommodates more sewists which is always a bonus. It is today’s feature Friday pattern on sale for $5 (today 25th June 2021) and will continue on a release sale at 30% throughout Saturday and Sunday.

Pattern description

The Lyric sewing pattern is both a dress and top pattern that comes with a coordinating girls’ Dolce dress pattern.

Love Notions Lyric Pattern

Pattern Features

  • Three lengths: peplum, knee & midi
  • Four bodice cup sizes A-D
  • Flared & gathered skirt options for dress lengths and a peplum top.
  • 6 sleeve options: sleeveless, short, flutter, bell and two lengths of bishop- elbow and full length
  • Patch pockets for the gathered skirt
  • Slash pockets for the flared skirt
  • Darts for shaping

More of my Love Notions sewing pattern reviews.

Pattern Sizing:

The pattern has been redrafted and the sizing increased to run from 0-32. All these sizes come with full bust pieces. I sewed up size 2 throughout using a B cup bodice as per the instructions.

Were the instructions easy to follow?

Yes, the instructions are quite easy to follow. However, this pattern is recommended for a confident beginner because it requires sewing a number of buttonholes and with bias tape.

Fabric Used:

The pattern is recommended for light to medium weight fabrics such as cotton poplin, linen, cotton lawn, chambray and rayon.

I used the Art Gallery Fabrics Everlasting Cotton Poplin Fabric I receive from Minerva as a minerva ambassador. This fabric was a dream to sew up with.

The Making and Pattern alterations :

I used the flared skirt option for my dress which comes with both knee-length and below-the-knee options. I went with the knee-length piece that I later shortened by 1 inch.

I cut out a rectangle that was roughly 1.5 longer than the dress hem which I gathered with soft gathering. I added a gathered piece of the dress to create a ruffle for my dress.


This is just the second Lyric dress and I see many more to come. This pattern is a blank canvas that can easily be hacked to give it a new look and style. Thank you for stopping by.

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Southbank Sweater by Nina Lee London

Southbank Sweater by Nina Lee London

The sweater season is upon us once again. Of course I didn’t just make a sweater but instead a sweater dress. This is the Southbank Sweater pattern by Nina Lee London. I sewed up it in the cosiest Fur back Ponte Roma fabric which was generously gifted to me by Minerva.

I thought I should bring this to your notice that Minerva has launched their new website this week. It is much more interactive and it also allows you to follower other sewists over there. Another exciting thing about the new website is the ability to purchase fabric off their site in increments less than a metre.

Pattern Description:  

The Southbank Sweater is a slightly oversized fit, funnel neck and drop-shoulders. This pattern comes in 3 versions: Version 1 is a sweater dress with a sweatshirt-inspired hem band and side-seam pockets, Version 2 is a hip-length top and Version 3 is a cropped sweater designed to finish at the natural waist. All three variations feature slouchy, slightly over-long sleeves with cuffs.

Nina Lee Southbank Sweater Sewing Pattern

Pattern Sizing:

This pattern comes in sizes 6-28 in PDF copy and sizes 6-20 for the printed one.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Yes, it did.

Were the instructions easy to follow?

Yes, they were well written.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

It is such an easy and quick sew.

Fabric Used:

Fur back Ponte Roma Knit Fabric from Minerva.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

I lengthened the pattern by 2 inches.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

Yes, I hope to make a few more of the jumper dress. I would recommend this pattern to anyone even to a beginner.


I love my jumper dress and it has had loads of wear already in the short time since I made it. If you would link to read in detail about how I got along with making this jumper dress, here is a detailed blog post over at the Minerva website.

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