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 Eyelet

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Making it your own

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Choose an eyelet fabric like this Elly Eyelet from Stonemountain Fabrics or Diamond Pattern Eyelet from Cali Fabrics. Narrow hem the sleeve ruffle instead of lining it.

Inspiration: Contrast Ruffles

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Use an embroidered tulle, lightweight chiffon, or mesh for the sleeves with a solid for the body. Do not line sleeves and use a narrow rolled hem. On a tulle or mesh, hemming the sleeve may not even be necessary.

Inspiration: Comfortable Cool in a Knit Farrah

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Making It Your Own

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First, read up on the Knit Farrah Tutorial post found on the Chalk and Notch blog. Use a double knit, have a little fun with stripes, or find a heathered jersey knit. If using a solid, leave sleeve ruffles unlined and use a narrow hem or leave raw. If using a printed knit, you may opt to line the sleeve ruffles.

Inspiration: Bright and Bold

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Making It Your Own

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Get brave and go bold with bright colors for spring. Crop and add a tie front or keep the pattern as is to make a colorful statement.

Inspiration: Subtle Details

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Making It Your Own

Keep it simple and subtle with added details on a plain white Farrah. Crop and add a scalloped hem (Just google “scalloped hem tutorial” for plenty of helpful resources). If you’re looking to add just a tiny bit of excitement to your look, consider adding a trim to the sleeves like the small white pom pom trim pictured above.

Inspiration: Floaty and Feminine

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Making It Your Own

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Select a lightweight fabric with plenty of drape such as rayon challis, chiffon, or poly crepe. Look for small scale prints. Add an extra layer of ruffles or play around with neckline shape for a completely new look.

Inspired Yet?

The Farrah Blouse and Dress was released nearly three years ago as the second Chalk and Notch women’s pattern. While the inspiration above focuses on the ruffle sleeve, View A, there’s also a sleeveless View B that includes a front ruffle. Looking for more Farrah inspiration? Check out the Farrah Pinterest board or the hashtag #farrahpattern on Instagram.

Thanks for reading!


Comments (2)

  1. Lynn Brannelly
    8 months ago

    This is one of my favorite Indie patterns. Besides the name, which I love, I have done several refashioned garment fabrics with it and the fits perfect, I absolutely love it!

    • Gabriela
      8 months ago

      Thanks so much!

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