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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.