Get Inspired to Sew the Farrah Blouse and Dress

Hello! Ever since seeing Loni’s slightly cropped version of the Farrah Blouse (here), I haven’t been able to stop thinking about new ways to use the Farrah Blouse and Dress Pattern. This inspired a Pinterest deep dive for some ready to wear Farrah inspiration. Today I’m sharing that inspiration with you. Inspiration: All About the

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Waterfall Raglan Sweater Dress Tutorial

Hello! I’m Meg from MEGMADE Sewing, and I’m thrilled to be back on the Chalk & Notch blog sharing a tutorial for the Waterfall Raglan. Today I’ll be showing you how to change up the Waterfall with a gathered skirt and ribbed cuffs for a cozy sweater dress. Inspiration I first had the idea for

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Meet the 2020 Chalk and Notch Contributor Team

In the recent survey, I asked if readers would be interested in more sewing tutorials detailing hacks for our current patterns. With 96% of respondents saying “Yes,” today I’m happy to introduce the 2020 Chalk and Notch Contributor Team. These eleven sewists will be collaborating and contributing in bringing tutorials to the Chalk and Notch

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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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