It's not often that I sew for both my girls at the same time. But some patterns are just that good...
When I first saw the Waterfall Raglan by Chalk and Notch posted here on IG (and then the dress version here), I was in love. And so were my girls. My older daughter requested the top, so I was more than happy to oblige, as it made a nice change from making her dresses all the time.
My younger daughter is all about "fluffy" dresses these days, which in toddler-speak translates into knits. When I saw that this raglan dress also had twirl factor, I knew that it would be a win.
We are heading into colder weather now, so I opted for the long-sleeve version for her as well.
Here are some details about the pattern, from the Chalk and Notch website:
Size Range: 12 months to 12 years
Sewing Level: ADVANCED BEGINNER
The Waterfall Raglan pattern offers two views.
View A: Top
View B: Dress
* Both Views have 3 sleeve lengths and an optional pocket.
Pattern Details: The Waterfall Raglan pattern includes illustrated sewing instructions, clickable table of contents and measurements listed in both imperial and metric. The pattern offers layered size options so you can choose only the size/sizes you would like to print. It is formatted for US letter and A4 users. The pattern is a standard trim and tape pattern. Print shop copies are included in both US and A0 size and also offered layered printing.
I made the straight size 5 for my older daughter, as I thought the roomy fit of the top would be fine without making her usual size 4 with 5 length. I did have to shorten the sleeves a bit, as we are prone to some T-Rex-ish arms in our family (plus I was adding the lace bias to the ends rather than folding the hem and stitching).
I made the size 4 with no alterations for my little one who has grown out of size 3 (already!). For both girls, I used the "Magic Folk" in navy knit, designed by Sarah Jane. It's soft and lovely and a dream to sew with. And who doesn't love unicorns??
I bought the fabric from one of my new favorite shops (my go-to for knits), Raspberry Creek Fabrics, who is one of the sponsors of the great giveaway that you can find at the end of this post. When I discovered the shop, it was one of those "Where have you been all my sewing life??" moments.
Unsurprisingly, after seeing the dress that I made for my little one, my big girl requested a dress, too. Luckily I have some of the pink Unicorn Forest fabric washed and prepped.
The Waterfall Raglan is on sale for USD7.50 in the Chalk and Notch Shop here and on Etsy here through Monday, November 14th. You can also purchase it on the UpCraft Club site here.
I might have mentioned before what a huge fan I am of Chalk and Notch patterns. I have made several versions of each one, and my girls have been happy with them all. Can you believe that this year marks the 1-Year Anniversary of the shop? Woo hoo!
To celebrate, there is an amazing giveaway! All the details are in this post on the Chalk and Notch website (and the round-up post is here). Enter here:
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I know you won't want to miss all the other beautiful Waterfall Raglans by these talented bloggers:
Emi - Just Add Fabric | Melissa - Rebel & Malice | Brooke - Idle Sunshine | Nicky - Mix it Make it | Nelleke - gaafmachine | Sylvia - Lily & Woody | Sophie - Moineau & Petit Pois | Monica - Ma, me, mi... mo | Cassy - Pear Berry Lane | Thao - Little Cumquat | Toya - Made by Toya | Tami - Sew Sophie Lynn | Maria - Fairies, Bubbles & Co. | Indu - Kaleidothought | Julia - trendedero | Eveline - frölein tilia | Catherine - Mespetitstissus