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La Bella Donna Tunic // Sewing For Women


La Bella Donna Tunic // Love Notions Pattern // Sewing For Women

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Happy Friday!! We've made it to the end of another week... One more down in 2020, woot!!

So to celebrate, how about a Feature Friday pattern!? Over at Love Notions, the La Bella Donna pattern {aff link} for women (Oh, and the Girl's La Bella Donna {aff link}, too!) is on sale for just $5 for today only!

La Bella Donna Tunic // Love Notions Pattern // Sewing For Women

The women's pattern has been newly updated with the extended women's sizing block, and includes so many options, as shown below. In celebration of the re-release, the pattern will continue to be on sale for $9 after today, through Thursday, the 30th.


I helped test the new version of this pattern and made the tunic length. In truth, this is the first short sleeve tunic I have ever sewn, or worn. It's not a style I gravitate towards, but I'm so glad I tried it, because I completely love it!

La Bella Donna Tunic // Love Notions Pattern // Sewing For Women

I tend to stick to mostly shorts, tanks, and tees in the summer, maybe some flowy tops and a dress here or there; but tunics isn't something I've ever tried before. 

La Bella Donna Tunic // Love Notions Pattern // Sewing For Women

But the La Bella Donna in tunic length and short dolman sleeves is so perfect for pairing with some lightweight leggings!!

La Bella Donna Tunic // Love Notions Pattern // Sewing For Women

If you are looking for a quick, and I mean QUICK, and easy sew for this summer, this is the one for you! I sewed this up in about an hour, and for me, that is super fast. I even used the more time-consuming binding method on the neck and it was still so fast!

La Bella Donna Tunic // Love Notions Pattern // Sewing For Women

For sizing, I sewed a M on top, graded to a S in the hips. This is 100% the standard for me in Love Notions patterns, and the fit is spot on! I also shortened the tunic 1" for my height (also standard with LN for me), but if you preferred more length, more is easily added!

La Bella Donna Tunic // Love Notions Pattern // Sewing For Women

I made this up in a rayon spandex from my stash. I believe it is from Girl Charlee, waaaaaayyyy back in 2016. 👀 Their selection of tropical fabrics is fun to peruse from time to time! I've linked it HERE.

La Bella Donna Tunic // Love Notions Pattern // Sewing For Women

I really am enjoying my new tunic, and I can't wait to sew up some more of these quick to sew, and easy to wear, pieces for both summer and the rest of the year! Hoods, cowls, hem bands??? So many cute options!

La Bella Donna Tunic // Love Notions Pattern // Sewing For Women

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Sewing!

La Bella Donna Tunic // Love Notions Pattern // Sewing For Women

La Bella Donna Tunic // Love Notions Pattern // Sewing For Women

LINKS: 

  • Pattern: Love Notions -  La Bella Donna {affiliate link}
  • Fabric: Girl Charlee - sold out (similar linked HERE)
  • Outfit accessories - linked to similar in the box below

4 comments

  1. Love this, Heidi! I came over to the blog to see more pics and to ask if the fabric was GC from back in the day lol. I remember trying to get some of this pretty fabric then.

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  2. Love this top on you. I really love the fabric! Thanks for the review!

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  3. The tunic looks so cute on you! Very nice job! What is your opinion of making a top without a set in sleeve (if that's what you call it)? Is it still comfortable?

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  4. Love this fabric! You really made me want to get this pattern!

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