A Tale of Two Raglans!



Today I'm sharing TWO raglan patterns with you! I know I've made the Camden by Hey June* before (and blogged it...). But it is such a great pattern that my oldest daughter just LOVES!

The second raglan is the Chalk and Notch Waterfall which I hadn't made before now. My youngest though wanted a shirt that looked like a dress, the Waterfall fit the bill and she LOVES it! (and has picked fabric out for her next one!

My daughters are very different body shapes - so even a simple raglan sew is not the same for both kids, another reason to love multiple designers having raglan patterns out!

Fringe Dress - selfish sewing fun!


I made myself a new dress!!! I bought this pattern the weekend it was released..... but only got around to sewing it last week. oops. I printed it within minutes of buying it  but as tends to happen, things arose that were a higher priority. 

Say hello to the Chalk and Notch Fringe dress ( no affiliate links - and bought the pattern with my own money and the fabric too!)

This dress is perfect for around the year wear - oversized cardi and boots for fall - I'll add tights for winter, and on it's own for warmer weather!


The pattern sewed up in a few hours, and the only changes I made were to how I constructed the ties. Because let's be honest, I don;t have the time or the patience to turn little fabric tubes! So I ironed them like bias tape and then sewed up both sides, tucking in an end!


I absolutely ADORE the hemline !!! and the pockets.... 

I added the ties to the front darts (pattern has that option) so I can adjust ties to tighter fitting dress or looser - depending on how much turkey and stuffing I eat this weekend at Thanksgiving...


Here is a closer up of the front - you can see the super tidy finishing - I love a well faced garment! and a close up of the fabric - it's not just dots! The fabric is a cotton - but a slightly more lightweight than average.. or maybe just a bit more drape... It is comfy though  and wears well.


The day after these pics the husband said to me about how much he really liked the dress I was wearing yesterday... If a dress has enough of an impact to get a compliment (again) the next day - it is a win!


There you have it - my new fall/winter dress! I think I'll sew one up in some Zelda print next for comicon this month! (Which I am hoping to go to!)

Don't be fooled by the smiles in the previous pictures - it was frost on the ground and seeing your breath in the air cold the mornign we took pictures! ... Anyone want to adopt a full grown Canadian out of the cold this winter?

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