2020 Survey Results

I asked in Instagram Stories the other day if there would be any interest in some of the general survey results from the annual survey we had in our year in review post. The overwhelming response was YES, so today I have that for you. The 1,031 people who took the survey follow Chalk and

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2019 Review, 2020 Plans, a Survey & Giveaway!

I can’t believe we ended another year, not to mention a decade! It’s hard not to reflect and think about where the time has gone. The first half of this decade was all about raising babies and living in San Francisco. I loved that part of my life, but it was also hard. Like many

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Thank You Crew Testers

THANKS TO THE CREW TESTERS! Today I have a round-up of the Crews made during testing! I hope you enjoy seeing what the pattern looks like on a variety of people, the different fabrics they used, and the various ways in which they styled the pattern. I know I’m always inspired to make more versions

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Crew Fitting & Custom Adjustments

I’ve started writing more extensive fitting and custom adjustment posts this year, and I hope that you find them helpful. Today I have a post all about the Crew Shorts & Trousers. I have a Pinterest board for each of my patterns, and for the Crew I added a section for pant fitting resources that

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Crew Shorts & Trouser Release

THE CREW IS HERE! I am so excited to launch the Crew Shorts & Trousers! I originally designed the Crew pattern to pair with the Victory Tank and wore my outfit to a dear friend’s rehearsal dinner in May. Today I’m happy to have them both in the Chalk and Notch library to share with

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Thank You Victory Testers

Testing a pattern is a big part of the development process. As a designer, I couldn’t do my job without it, and I always appreciate the amount of time and effort – let alone fabric! – my testers put in to each test. I enjoy meeting and connecting with other sewists from around the world

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Victory Fitting & Custom Adjustments

I’ve started writing more extensive fitting and custom adjustment posts this year, and I hope that you find them helpful. It’s totally normal for most people to need some sort of custom adjustment, and this post walks you through some of the more common ones I’ve seen pop up during testing the Victory Tank. Also,

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