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, March 2nd. Check out all 7 color options HERE.

If you are looking to source fabric online, make sure to check this post where you can find coupon codes from some of the best indie fabric shops in North America: Blackbird FabricsStyle Maker FabricsLa MercerieHarts FabricImagine Gnats, Raspberry Creek Fabrics, and IndieSew. All codes expire on Thursday, March 1st.

Today I want to share 22 amazing testers who blogged during release week. They have nailed their fabric choices and styling. I love seeing everyone’s personalities come through in their choices. To be clear, blogging or being a blogger is not a prerequisite for testing, but many bloggers do apply. Their posts are loaded with resources and great information that will be helpful when it comes time for you to sew your own Joy. So I hope you have a little time (maybe grab a beverage), and check out all of these tester reviews of the Joy Jacket.


Leslie – Threadbear Garments
Fabric Resource – Blackbird Fabrics

Meg – Cookin and Craftin
Fabric Resource | Harts Fabric

Heidi – Handmade Frenzy
Fabric Resource | La Mercerie

Loni – Havin Sew Much Fun
Fabric Resources | Sew To Speak (IndieSew) & La Mercerie


Victoria – Very Blissful
Fabric Resource | Joann Fabrics

Nicole – Merritts Makes
Fabric Resources | Style Maker Fabrics & Raspberry Creek Fabrics

Katie – katie sews things
Fabric Resources | Style Maker Fabrics & Fabricmart Fabrics

Lara – Lara Handmade
Fabric Resource | Blackbird Fabrics

Tami – Sew SophieLynn
Fabric Resource | Raspberry Creek Fabrics

Cassy – Pearberry Lane
Fabric Resources | Style Maker Fabrics & Let’s Sew

Maddie – Maddie Made This
Fabric Resource | Harts Fabric

Rachel – Hello Littlefish
Fabric Resource | LA Fabric District

Lara – Handmade by Lara Liz
Fabric Resource | IndieSew

Courtney – Sweeter Than Cupcakes
Fabrice Resource | Joann Fabrics

Meg – Meg Made Sewing

Jessamy – Jessamy B Makes
Fabrice Resource | Joann Fabrics

Tiahna – Ammonlane
Fabric Resource | SAS Fabrics Warehouse in Pheonix

Jennifer – Jenny Maker
Fabrice Resource | Joann Fabrics

Gabrielle – Bibbity Bobbity Buttons
Fabric Resource | The Fabric Store, Wellington

Sarah – Sweet Sprockets
Fabric Resource | Fabricworm

Silvia – A Stranger View

Trish – Florals Flannels

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Gabriela

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Comment (1)

  1. Joy Sew Along 1 | Sewing Supplies | Chalk and Notch
    9 months ago

    […] As listed in the pattern, this style is designed for medium weight woven fabrics with a nice drape, approximately 5 oz – 6.75 oz (140 gms – 200 gms). Recommended main fabrics: tencel twill, tencel denim, rayon twill, and rayon linen. I have a post with loads of fabric inspiration and resources here (please note: the codes are already expired), and this should give you a good reference. You can also review the fabrics that the testers used by reading their posts here. […]

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