Welcome to Chalk & Notch!
I’m Gabriela, a pattern maker and mom.
I went to college for Fashion Design and worked in the apparel industry for 8 years before staying home with my 3 kids. My first industry job was as a pattern maker for a small custom shop. It was my absolute dream job. If the company were still in business, I would have been happy there forever. After that, I worked as a product developer for a larger company, managing the development of overseas production for men’s sportswear. I learned so much working at these two very different companies, but ultimately I wanted to stay at home after having kids.
In 2015, I decided I wanted to draft and create sewing patterns. I completed Lauren Dahl’s Pattern Workshop class and translated my traditional drafting skills to create digital PDF sewing patterns. I released my first Girl’s pattern in November of 2015. In 2017, I released my first Women’s pattern and decided to shift my focus to Women’s patterns. I am so thankful to have found this incredible online sewing community; it is exactly where I want to be. My goal is to continue to offer patterns with simple but detailed instructions. I would like to offer designs that are fashionable and unique while creating a welcoming community around my business.
If you are ever looking for support, come join our Chalk and Notch Facebook group, where you can ask questions and share your makes. You can find me on Instagram @chalkandnotch or send me an email here.
Thanks for stopping by!