Love Notions Cadence Top & Dress

Cadence has finally been updated and re-released! I know this update has been highly requested and I am so happy to share the good news. Cadence now features Love Notions’ extended sizing, XS-5X with the full bust option. The intended fit is the same though the pattern has migrated to the new block and it still has 3 length options – top, knee length dress and maxi length dress. In the old pattern, only the maxi version had side slits but now all views have side slits. (Maxi side slits go up to the knee) It’s a simple shift style pattern with bust darts for shaping and no closures. So a quick easy sew! If you desire more shaping, there are options for elastic or a drawstring casing at the waist. And with a whopping 5 sleeve options, there’s a style in here for everyone. Such a versatile pattern! Cadence is on re-release sale with an introduction price of $5 for Feature Friday then $9 through the weekend. Don’t forget you can use my code ISLAND10 for an extra 10% off any Love Notions purchases!


  • XS – 5X
  • Full Bust Option


  • Meant for woven fabrics
  • Top, Knee length or Maxi dress
  • 2 Neckline Options – Scooped or Notched scoop
  • 5 Sleeve options – tank, short, 3/4, flare and bishop
  • Optional casing for drawstring or elastic
  • Side slits on all views
  • Knee length slits on maxi

I made a total of 4 Cadences for this re-release! Yup you read that right! I was a pattern tester plus I had the responsibility of doing Sewing School over on the Love Notions Blog this Friday. I really enjoy writing these feature blogs by the way! But let’s talk about my final tester version first because.. wowzer!

What I sewed

  • Size Large
  • Standard Bust
  • Scoop Neck
  • Knee Length Dress shortened 1.5″
  • Elbow sleeves with Flare

Isn’t this the cutest dress ever??? The flared sleeves are adorable! They are just the right amount of flouncy with so much movement! The scooped neckline lays nicely with a classic facing finish. There are little side slits which are super cute (sorry I don’t have any photos of them). I almost did the drawstring casing but my tan belt matched so well along with my tan wedges, I just figured this outfit was meant to be!


If you know me, you know this is not my usual colour palette. Give me bright colours and I am happy. I don’t gravitate to earth tones for some reason but this fabric stood out to me because of this teal colour mixed in. What a unique colour combo and print! I had to bring it home to try. This is a rayon linen blend. I used this fabric for my tester version because I was unsure if I would like the earth tones on me. Well lookey here… my tester version became my final dress! I think I chose the right pattern options for this fabric. It is such a pretty dress!

Sewing School Guest Blog

I know you’re dying to know about my other versions especially that white dress right? Today’s sewing school lesson over on the Love Notions blog is ‘How to sew Broderie Anglaise or Eyelet Fabric‘. I have to admit, I don’t sew eyelet fabric often because I rarely see nice ones here. However, I bounced up on these goodies in the fabric stores last quarter, and I put in my request to write this blog post since then.

The White Dress

  • Size Large
  • Standard Bust
  • Knee Length Dress
  • Shortened 1″
  • No Slits
  • Short sleeves
  • Notched Scoop Neckline
  • Underlined

The Pink Dress

  • Size Large
  • Standard Bust
  • Knee Length Dress
  • Shortened 1″
  • Elastic Casing
  • No Slits
  • Elbow Sleeve with gathered Flare (hack)
  • Scoop Neckline
  • Underlined

The White Top

  • Size Large
  • Standard Bust
  • Shirt View
  • Shortened 3″
  • French Seamed Darts
  • No Slits
  • Bias Bound Neckline & Armholes
  • Unlined

So if you want to read about these 3 makes and all the tips and techniques for sewing eyelet fabric, head over to the Love Notions blog. It’s a very detailed post with lots of sewing photos and demonstrations. And I used different methods on all 3 so there is a wealth of information. I thoroughly enjoyed putting together the post and even learnt some new things along the way. So go show your girl some love over there!

It’s sew hard to choose a favourite from these makes and of course I’d love to hear what’s your pick in the comment section below! I think I have to go with the white dress. The fabric stole the show and the neckline really took it up that extra ‘notch’. See what I did there?

Don’t forget to grab Cadence today for just $5. And if you do happen to forget, you still have a chance to get it for $9 through the weekend. Remember you can use my code ISLAND10 for an extra 10% off any Love Notions purchases! This pattern really gives you good bang for your buck with so many options! It’s a steal of a deal!





  1. /

    Lovely all of them!
    What kind of fabric is the first one in the earth tone print?

    • Keira Wood

      I can’t believe I forgot to mention that lol totally editing the post now. It’s a rayon linen blend.

  2. Abbey

    Every garment in this post is sugary! 🤩🤩🤩 That atypical for you fabric looks so good though. And anglaise just makes garments look fancy without effort.

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