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 Chalk and Notch branding. I can’t wait to hear what you think of it all!
You can purchase the Pixie Tee in the Chalk and Notch shop while it’s on sale through Monday, July 2nd.
The Pixie Tee is a relaxed fit top and dress. With a combination of two different views and interchangeable sleeves, we hope you get a lot of mileage out of this pattern.
View A has short sleeves and gathered hem ties. View B has long sleeves and hem bands. This style is designed to finish mid-rise for the top and above the knee for the dress. The short sleeve is designed to finish mid-bicep and the long sleeve is designed to finish at the wrist.
The pattern is listed as ADVANCED BEGINNER sewing level. If you are new to sewing, you can definitely tackle this pattern. If you’d like more help, the Chalk and Notch Patterns Facebook Group is a great place to get support.
Chalk and Notch’s size range is 0 – 18, and the body measurements are listed below. This style includes 5″ of ease through the body. It’s advised to choose a size based on your full bust measurement. If you fall between sizes, you can size down or blend between sizes. If you need custom adjustments, like blending sizes or adding length, instructions are included in the pattern tutorial.
FABRIC & TRIM REQUIREMENTS
This style is designed for a light to medium weight 70% – 90% stretch knit fabric with nice drape and good recovery. Recommended fabrics are Rayon Jersey, Bamboo Jersey, Modal Jersey, Cotton Jersey and Rayon French Terry. Every pattern will look different based on the fabric used. If your knit has less stretch, please note that you will need to adjust the circumference of your bands to accommodate your fabric. You can check your stash to see if you have anything on hand.
View A has hem ties. I found it best to use a lightweight woven fabric that allows for a pretty bow. You need 1/4 yard (0.2 m) of lightweight woven Rayon, Cotton or Linen.
View A requires 1 yard (0.9 m) of 1.25” (3 cm) Elastic. This allows for a more even gather at the hem. A safety pin is recommended to help thread the tie through the casing.
If you don’t have any fabric on hand and you are looking for some resources, I would like to share some of my favorite indie fabric shops with you. I do most of my fabric shopping online since we don’t have a fabric shop in my town. All of these shops have great customer service and offer excellent high-quality fabrics! D+H Fabrics is new to me; they just launched their online shop last week and I’ve heard great things.
I’d love to see what you come up with, so if you share your makes, tag @chalkandnotch and use the hashtags #pixieteepattern #chalkandnotchpatterns so I can see your creations. If you need any sewing help or have questions, please join the Chalk and Notch Facebook group – I’m always happy to help. You can also follow Chalk and Notch on Instagram HERE.
Thanks for checking out this new pattern!