The Farrah Blouse and Dress

The Farrah Blouse and Dress, released this week, is Chalk and Notch’s most recent pattern that I had the pleasure to be part of the test.

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This pattern has two views, view A, has ruffled sleeves and view B a front ruffle. Both views have side slit, high-low hem and can be made as blouse or dress.

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This pattern is available from size 0 to 18. I made the blouse, view A, in size 0, according to my bust and high bust measurements.

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Although the recommended fabric is one with a better drape, I really wanted to try it with this shirting fabric. The fabric choice plays a big role in the what it will look like and this is how I wanted it to look, with visible ruffles. I’m loving that this season ruffles are a trend and am making the most of it. 😉 I’ve also made another Farrah blouse using a fabric with much better drape and love how it looks, just need to take photos!

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The instructions, as usual in Gabriela’s patterns are very clear and helpful and the pattern pieces’ match perfectly. There are also instructions to adjust height and for a Full Bust Adjustment if necessary.

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I don’t think I need to mention that my favourite part of this pattern are the ruffles, right? 😉 Just in case the sleeve ruffles are not enough, I added a tiny one in broderie anglaise trim. Couldn’t help myself! Both pattern and fabric were demanded it!

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The Farrah is a beautiful and feminine pattern and depending on the fabric chosen it is very versatile and I really want to make a dress version as well.

For now, and until April 17th, you can get the pattern with 25% off full price at UpCraft Club, since last Monday and since today, also at Chalk and Notch.

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