After releasing the Women’s Waterfall, the thought of creating women’s patterns started to seem more intriguing than girls’ patterns. I mean, I love creating clothes for my daughters, but to be honest, their closet is overflowing while my closet is really lacking. So why not start creating more women’s patterns? Girls’ patterns are much easier to fit, but I enjoy the challenge of working on women’s patterns, and with the help of my amazing testers, the process is really fun. So far I’ve made 11 Farrahs, and each time I’ve learned a little more about how to make this a better pattern. Along the way I’ve made new clothes for my gorgeous friends, too. It is such a fun way to share this part of what I do with them and their only payment was to take a few photos…and lucky for me they look stunning!


You can find it exclusively on UpCraft Club today and tomorrow – HERE!
On Wednesday the 18th, it will also be available in the Chalk and Notch Shop and on ETSY.

Since my first release, I’ve been partnering with UpCraft Club. They have always been so supportive and I love having my patterns in such great company on their site. If you haven’t heard, UpCraft Club is THE place to find awesome digital pdf sewing patterns.

Okay, back to the Women’s Farrah…The Farrah pattern is a woven blouse or dress with a feminine ruffle detail. View A includes ruffled sleeves and View B is sleeveless with a front ruffle. Both views include a side slit with a high-low hem detail. It’s no secret that I love to wear loose fitting clothes, and this pattern is designed to be fitted through the bust but loose through the body and hips. Although it is loose fitting, I think it’s really flattering and on trend with all of the ruffles I’ve been seeing everywhere. If you prefer a more fitted body, you can easily blend sizes and size down in the waist and hips.

The pattern is listed as INTERMEDIATE sewing level with the most difficult sewing steps being: hemming the ruffles, inserting the gusset and sewing the mitered hem. None of which are hard 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.

This pattern works as an everyday blouse, an office look or a party dress. I highly recommend a fabric with great drape for the best looking cascade ruffle. I love all of the tester versions I have seen so far and I’m excited to see your versions too!

Here are few features included in this pattern and that you can expect from Chalk and Notch patterns:
•Women’s size range: 0 – 18
•Computer drafted pattern pieces
•Computer illustrated detailed sewing instructions
•Layered printing option – print only the size or view you wish to sew
•US letter and A4 formatting options
•Print shop files formatted for US letter and A0 printing
•Clickable table of contents
A few recommended fabrics are: cotton lawn, cotton voile, rayon challis, rayon voile, linen and double gauze.
If you’d like a little more inspiration, check out these lovely Farrahs created by some of my gorgeous testers. They are from all over the world, generous, talented and I feel really lucky that they helped me bring this pattern to you. You can click on each image to check out their blog or Instagram feed. I have many more versions to share and I will be back this week with more posts and tester photos.

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I’d love to see what you come up with, so if you share your makes, tag @chalkandnotch and use the hashtags #farrahpattern #chalkandnotchpatterns so I can see your creations. If you need any sewing help or have questions, please feel free to email me or 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 my new pattern!