The Women’s Waterfall Raglan!

This time I’m here to share my first make of the year, for me!

Since the release of the Waterfall Raglan pattern for girls that I’ve been (in)patiently waiting the women’s version. The ones that I’ve made for the girls have been much loved and used around here and I really like this style for myself, so as soon as it was released I had to give it a go.

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The pattern is available from sizes 0 to 18 and according to my chest measurements I made a size 0, with ¾ sleeve as I intend to wear it when it get warmer. Eventually it will happen!

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As usual in Gabriela’s patterns, everything matches perfectly and the instructions are clear, so this top was in fact a fast sewing and in no time, I had a lovely top. The pattern, as it happened with the girls’ version, includes two neckband options, to use depending on the fabric’s stretch.

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The fabric I used is a cotton jersey with broderie anglaise that I bought some time ago from The Sweet Mercerie and unfortunately, I think it’s no longer available. I was saving it and now that I’ve used it I regret not having bought more! Typical, right?

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My favourite thing of this pattern is the feminine look it has, with the comfort of a tee. The bottom ruffle is lovely! Can’t wait for better weather to wear it. Meanwhile I will be making more for sure and maybe there will be some mum/daughter matching. 😉

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Have a wonderful week! 🙂

The Top Knot Dress

I few weeks ago I had the pleasure of testing the Top Knot Dress. Although I love the Fishtail Kimono (and have the pattern) I haven’t made it yet, so Gabriela’s patterns were completely new to me. However, I must say that it was really a pleasure to test! Gabriela is a very nice person always willing to hear suggestions and to make the pattern as best as possible, taking a lot of care for every little detail.

The Top Knot offers two romper lengths, two dress lengths or tunic all with short or long sleeve, so it can be used all year long and is available in sizes 18/24 months up to 12 years.

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For the test I made the skirt, knee length with short sleeves for F in size 6 for height with size 4 for width and I believe this is a pattern that looks much better (and is totally worth it) if adjusted to the child measurements. If you are don’t feel comfortable making adjustments to a pattern, don’t worry because the instructions for adjustments are very clear and helpful.

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This was the first time I made a circle skirt, can you believe? Poor girls didn’t have a skirt that really twirls! 😉 Also only looking at the pictures I realised that the hem is a bit wonky! Need to work that the next time…

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Nonetheless, I am very pleased with the dress! The fit is great and the pleats at the shoulders are adorable. The construction is ingenious in order to obtain a beautiful and neat inside! As you probably know by now, I really love that! 🙂

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The fabric I used is an oxford bought by my sister at a Portuguese brand of children clothes that had a stock off which included the fabrics. The quality is great and the price was even better. 😉 To add some colour, I used some Liberty lawn for the cuffs, waistband and to cover the buttons.

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For the next two days the Top Knot Romper will be available exclusively at UpCraft Club and then on the Chalk and Notch website and Etsy shop as well, also until Sunday, 22nd, the pattern will be on sale (25% off)!

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Now, I can’t wait to make the romper version!

Have a great week! 🙂