Monday, March 5, 2018

Monaluna Fabric and Love Notions Presto

Monaluna Fabric and Love Notions Presto

When Gemia from Phat Quarters invited me to be a part of the Monaluna tour, I couldn't wait!! The photos of the fabrics were beautiful and I just KNEW that they would be even more gorgeous in person! I've had the opportunity to sew for Monaluna before and just fell in love with their quality of fabric and the richness of their colors, I was certain this line would be no exception.

I had a hard time narrowing down which fabric I wanted to use! I finally went with Desert Floral in organic cotton lawn. This is my first experience with their organic cotton lawn and it is just amazing to work with! 

It presses beautifully and isn't shifty and easily distorted. Even when cut on the bias, it didn't get all wonky.

Soooo, now I had the fabric sorted out, now what to make. Just around the time that we got the shipping notifications for our fabric, Tami at Love Notions told us she was working on another woven top pattern. Things couldn't have lined up better!!! The cotton lawn from Monaluna was perfect for the new Presto Tunic! They had to be paired together!

The front panel of Presto was very easy to assemble with the Monaluna cotton lawn. The fabric pressed into place beautifully and didn't shift around while maneuvering the corners.

It also made beautiful bias tape to finish off the neckline. The pattern also features a collar, but this fabric told me bias binding, with ties, which are not part of the pattern. But I love the feature in the Rhapsody, so I carried it over to Presto.

Presto Tunic is drafted for woven fabrics with nice drape and the cotton lawn was perfect. Bust darts and back darts give this tunic great shape and allow the fabric to take the shape of my body beautifully.

The split hem is a very nice detail that looks really sharp with this cotton lawn! I love that it covers my bottom so I can wear this tunic comfortably with leggings and skinny jeans.

Love the combo of this Monaluna organic cotton lawn fabric and the Presto Tunic

(weird awkward photo, but I liked how the tunic looked lol)

You can find the Journey line at Monaluna and fabric shops now.
Presto from Love Notions is out now and will be on sale through March 10th. 

*  Phat Quarters  *  Crafting in the Rain  *  Handmade Boy  *  Sprouting JubeJube  *  Wild & Wanderful  *  Kari for Pattern Revolution  *  Sew Sophie Lynn  *  It's Liesel  *  Swoodson Says  *  Duchess & Hare  *  Lulu & Celeste  *

The fabric for this post was provided to me by Monalua.

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1 comment:

  1. It is all so lovely!! I think I might just have to get both patterns and the fabric and be a complete copycat!