Thank you Pixie Testers!

This is my favorite post to put together! It’s so fun to see all of these Pixie Tees in one place. I am sending out a HUGE thank you to the 42 testers who volunteered their time and put so much effort into making the Pixie Tee pattern a reality. They offer honest opinions and detailed feedback, and

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Pixie Tee Tester Tour

Thank you all so much for the warm reception of the Pixie Tee pattern! Many of you will have received the Pixie Tee for free if you signed up for the Chalk and Notch Newsletter by June 24th. We hope you enjoy not only this pattern but also the new tutorial layout for Chalk and Notch Patterns.

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The Pixie Tee Release

It’s release day for the Pixie Tee and I am also debuting a new pattern tutorial layout! I asked for your feedback in a recent survey to help me bring you pattern tutorials you love. I took your feedback and I also received design help from Elise Epp, who also designed all of the new

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Joy Sew Along 9 | Bag Lining & Finishing Details

This probably seems like the most intimidating step, but it comes together pretty quickly and it’s really cool. Pulling the jacket right side out feels like magic! By the end of this post, you will have made your very own Joy Jacket! SEW THE MAIN FABRIC TO THE LINING/FACING Lay the lining/facing right side up.

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Joy Sew Along 8 | Set Zipper & Add Grommets or Buttonholes

  This post is all about adding the hardware. Don’t let that word scare you, I promise it’s not hard! PREP ZIPPER TABS & ATTACH ZIPPER Prep the zipper by folding back the tabs at an angle and sew them in place. This will move the excess tab fabric out of the way when inserting your

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Joy Sew Along 7 | Assemble Facing & Attach to Lining

  Now we will be assembling the facing and attaching it to the lining. When you are finished with this post, the lining and facing will be complete. OPTIONAL: ADD GARMENT LABEL AND/OR HANGER LOOP & SEW FACINGS TOGETHER Optional: sew a garment label and/or add a center back hanger loop on the center back facing. The

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Joy Sew Along 6 | Assemble Lining

  This post will guide you through assembling the lining and hem facing. As a reminder, if you made any adjustments to the main fabric sleeves or bodice length, you will need to make the same adjustment to the lining pieces. SEW THE CENTER BACK LINING SEAM & PLEAT The pleat images are from the

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