Joy Sew Along | Prepping Drawstring & Pockets

  Now we get to start sewing! If you have premade drawstrings, I still suggest making the center back hanger loop out of your main fabric. I’ll be showing photos of the drawstrings and center back loop in a contrast fabric. I actually used the main fabric for my sample, but my original photos did not

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Joy Sew Along | Cutting & Applying Fusible

  Time to get cutting! Yes, there is a lot of cutting and fusible prep to get this pattern ready to sew, but don’t let that stress you out. If you take your time with this part, you will set yourself up for smooth sailing during sewing! CUT LISTS These are the cut lists and

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Joy Sew Along | Sewing Supplies

Welcome to the Joy Jacket Sew Along! Over the next nine posts, you will find everything you need to sew your own Joy with extra tips and tricks along the way. Each step has a photo reference, and there are a few videos for the tricky parts. Please feel free to ask questions in the

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Joy Fitting & Custom Adjustments

Deciding what size to sew for yourself can sometimes be confusing. Take some time to review the size chart and finished measurements below. Start with your bust measurement and confirm you have enough hip ease. If not, you can blend sizes. Keep in mind that this style is designed to have a relaxed fit. When

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Thank You Joy Testers!

I loved putting this post together. This is a HUGE thank you to 37 amazing women who volunteered their time and put so much effort into making the Joy pattern a reality for Chalk and Notch and for Emily. If you haven’t had a chance to read the story behind this pattern, I’d love for you

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Joy Jacket Tester Tour

Thank you all so much for the warm reception of the Joy Jacket pattern! If you haven’t picked up your copy yet, you can purchase it in the Chalk and Notch shop HERE, or in the Chalk and Notch ETSY store. This is the first time we are offering trim kits, and those are only on pre-sale until Friday,

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Joy Trim & Hardware Kits

The Joy Jacket hardware kits are here! Now that you have your pattern and you’ve selected your beautiful fabric, the next step is to source trims and hardware. To make it easy for you, we are offering two trim kit options for your Joy. Heidi – Handmade Frenzy Tencel Twill – La Mercerie Kit color recommendation

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