2020 Review & 2021 Plans!

Honestly, just getting through 2020 feels like a win. I’m doing my best to take the important lessons learned from 2020 and look forward to 2021 with hope. I wish the very best for you, and I want you to know that our team is actively working on ways we can serve you better and

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Color Block Tutorial with the Page Pattern

A matching lounge sweatsuit seems like the 2020 outfit I keep seeing everywhere! Kelli of True Bias and I have seen so many of your Page and Hudson combos. We thought it would be fun to share our versions. As I was sharing my plans for a color-blocked version on Instagram stories, I had requests

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Orchid Puff Sleeve Tutorial

Hello, I’m Laura from @cottonreelstudio. I’m based in the UK and I have been making my own clothing for a number of years. I am thrilled to be a part of the Chalk & Notch blogger team for 2020. Today I am sharing how I hacked the sleeve for the Orchid Midi Dress to make

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Elastic Waist, Cuffed Crew Trousers Tutorial

Hi, I’m Teri (@teridodds1) and I’m so happy to be part of the C & N Blogger team! I’m sharing my tutorial for how to change the Crew Trousers pattern into a pair of elastic-waist, cuffed pants. Since I’ve been spending so much time at home this year, I find myself only reaching for my

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Fringe Balloon Sleeve Tutorial

Hi everyone, I’m Pauline of  Sew U Think U Can and @sewuthinkucan on Instagram. I’m thrilled to show you how I hacked the popular Fringe dress pattern into a fall appropriate balloon sleeve buttoned down tiered dress with a twist. Depending on your mood, you can dress it down as a swing dress styled with

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Sewing with Knit Fabrics: Tips and Recommendations

Now that the Pony, Waterfall, and Pixie and respective mini patterns (shop them all here) have been updated and released, it’s time to talk about our favorite subject: fabric. Since all three patterns have similar fabric recommendations, I’ve compiled guidance for sewing with knit fabric, necessary notions and sources into one post. BASIC TIPS FOR

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Thank You Pixie Update and Mini Pixie Testers!

We had ambitious goals testing and releasing six patterns. Thanks to our talented testers we’ve been able to achieve these goals. All of these Pixie and Mini Pixie testers were instrumental in improving both patterns. Find inspiration in their versions below! Blogged versions and RTW inspiration are saved on our Pixie Pinterest Board. We will

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