THE UPDATED FRINGE IS HERE!EDIT: We have updated the Fringe. The new size range is 0-30, with two bust cup options. Size charts have been updated below.It’s no secret that the Women’s Fringe pattern has been a best-seller for Chalk and Notch, and I am thrilled to bring you an improved version! I talked a bit about my 2019 plans in this post, and I really hope that this update makes it easier for more people to sew Chalk and Notch patterns. It was also important to me that any patterns going to print would include these updates.Atelier Brunette but from an older collection. I couldn’t find a link to it anywhere.
Changes to the Fringe PatternYou might be wondering what exactly has been updated, so I have listed the changes below. However, if you already own the Fringe and are happy with the fit, there is no need to make any changes to your pattern.
- The pattern and tutorial have been updated to include the new branding and layout. If you own the Girls Fringe, the Orchid Midi or the Pixie Tee, you will already be familiar with the new branding and layout.
- There are more sizes. The new Chalk and Notch size range is 0-30. This will be the size range for all future patterns.
- This pattern includes two bust cup options: A/B & C/D. The new bust cup addition is basically a built-in Full Bust Adjustment. For reference, the cup size is determined by calculating the difference between the high and full bust. If the difference between your high bust and full bust is between 0” and 2” (5 cm), use the A/B cup. If the difference is between 2” (5 cm) and 4” (10 cm), use the C/D cup. You can see the updated size chart and garment measurement chart below.
- During testing, we decided to move the back darts towards the center by 1″ (2.5 cm).
- To allow for more ease in the hips, I added 1/2″ (1.25 cm) to the width of the skirt pattern on the center front/center back fold line, adding 2″ (5 cm) total to the skirt width.
DOWNLOADING THE UPDATE IF YOU ALREADY OWN THE FRINGEIf you already own the Fringe, the updated files will appear in your account, so no need to repurchase it. To access your files, log into your account by clicking on the icon that looks like a “person” in the upper right-hand corner of the Chalk and Notch website. After you enter your username and password, you will see a button labeled “downloads” on the left-hand side. Your purchased patterns should all be there. Please download the updated Women’s Fringe files for your records. If you are missing anything, please feel free to email ([email protected]) for assistance. If you purchase the Fringe from a third party, I will be sending shops the updated files shortly, so you should be able to get the files from your accounts there.
PATTERN DETAILSThe Fringe pattern is a woven dress and blouse with two views. View A has a button up front, elbow sleeve and sleeve tab. View B has a pull over, notched front with a cuff. Both views include optional waist ties, and the sleeve/cuffs are interchangeable.
The pattern details are very similar to the original Fringe. The main difference is that the C/D bust cup option includes a bust dart.The pattern is listed as INTERMEDIATE sewing level with the most challenging sewing steps being: sewing the facings, gathering the skirt ruffle and sewing the buttonholes on View A. These steps are not difficult, but they may be a new skill to learn. I have included sewing instructions to give you a clean finish when possible for a professional-looking result. There are detailed, step-by-step illustrated instructions to help you along the way, and if you’d like more help, the Chalk and Notch Patterns Facebook Group is a great place to get support. Many of the testers are members there, so you have great resources if you ever need them.