{REVIEW} Adora

Hello everyone! I’m having lots of fun behind the scenes sewing away. Today, I tried a new pattern and new designer, Notebook Pattern Company!


Meet Adora! What a beautiful name! How can you get Adora? Hold on, I promise to explain everything!


Adora is a part of Pattern Anthology’s Fall 2015 Collection aptly named the Unbiased Collection. What/who is Pattern Anthology? Pattern Anthology is a collaboration between four awesome indie designers: Kate from See Kate Sew, Mel from Blank Slate Patterns, Andrea from Notebook Pattern Company/Go To Patterns, and Shauna from Shwin and Shwin. Fall 2015 is the sixth collection release from Pattern Anthology. Adora will join Denver, Diamond, and Gwen. All four include the option of either a dress or top.

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So now that you’ve seen all the goodness that Pattern Anthology has to offer, go get the collection! Oh wait, I have to tell you how to do that! Click here to be redirected to Pattern Anthology.

Pattern Description: Adora

Designer: Notebook Pattern Company

Fabric Used: The front and back yokes are linen. The main body pieces are jersey knit.

Pattern Sizing: 1 to 10 (bust 30″ to 54″, waist 22″ to 46″, and hips 32″ to 56″)

Options: Contrasting front and back yokes. Dress or top. Sleeve Options: Banded Sleeve, 3/4 Sleeves and Long Sleeves.

Size & Options Sewn: 6; Top with Long Sleeves

Did it look like the cover photo? Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? The directions are superb! I’m impressed by the extra helps on how to make adjustments.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I really like how quickly the top came together. It only took 2 hours to cut and sew with kid interruptions. The front and back bodice is gathered at the bottom of the yokes. The facing was a quick way to finish the top without a lot of topstitching and binding. The best feature…the back yoke is plunging! Truly unique!

Similar Patterns: There are other yoke style tops and dresses; however, none exactly like Adora.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: The only alteration was how the sleeves were cut. I did not have enough fabric to cut the sleeves on the fold. The sleeves are cut in half with 1/2″ added to each “cut on fold” end then sewn together using 1/2″ seam allowance.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes. YES!



10 thoughts on “{REVIEW} Adora

  1. I didn’t realize longer sleeves had been added to the pattern (I sewed up a tester version with the banded sleeve). I was thrilled to see your long sleeve version–perfect for the cooler weather ahead. Thanks for the inspiration!


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