Marcel Fitting and Custom Adjustments

In order to make sure you have help fitting your Marcel, we have put together this post covering the most common fitting adjustments for the Marcel Tank Top and Dress. Please check out our Marcel Tester Inspiration post here if you’re interested in seeing the Marcel on a variety of body types. During testing, we

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Marcel and Mini Marcel Pattern Release

THE MARCEL & MINI MARCEL ARE HERE! I have been so excited to get the Marcel pattern into your hands. I wore my earliest samples last summer and knew I wanted this dress as my 2020 Spring/Summer release. It can feel dressy but also casual enough to throw over a swimsuit. I’m thrilled to have

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Victory Tank Tiered Dress Tutorial

Hey there! I’m Alexis of therealalexisbailey.com and @therealalexisbailey on Instagram! Today I’m sharing an easy way to turn the Victory Tank into your favorite summer dress! The Victory Tank is one of my favorite patterns and I loved turning it into a fun dress that can be worn in pretty much any season! Read on

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Black Lives Matter

Chalk and Notch and everyone on our team is in full support of the global movement, Black Lives Matter. We have posted a statement on our social media channels, Instagram and in our Facebook C+N patterns support group, but we also want to make a pledge here on our blog to our sewing community that

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Orchid Mini Tutorial

Hey y’all! I’m Raven (@ravenmaureen_) and I have a blog over at ravenmaureen.com!┬áToday I’m here sharing how I hacked my Orchid Midi to an Orchid MINI! The bodice is going to stay the same but for my second Orchid midi I decided I wanted it to be shorter and flirty! Deets on the fabric:  My

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Page Hoodie Color Block Tutorial and Inspiration

Hello! Nicole here. I’ve been working behind the scenes with Chalk and Notch as Marketing Coordinator for a few months now and it’s been a dream. As a result, I was fortunate to see the Page Hoodie throughout the development process, giving me plenty of time to dream of sewing up my own versions. After

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Orchid Bodysuit Tutorial

HELLO everyone! My name is Michele from WinMichele. I am thrilled to be part of this year’s contributor team. My wish for this post is to bring you something approachable and fun. So I hope I can deliver just that. As a mother from the desert landscapes of Arizona, I crave patterns that are lightweight

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