After a brief hiatus for a flurry of holiday sewing, I am back to sewing for myself on a regular basis. I am also resolved to being more thoughtful about the pattern testing I get involved in, because sewing time these days is limited and precious. I am happy to report the Women's Waterfall Raglan from Chalk and Notch Patterns fit the bill perfectly. The illustrations are top-notch and the pattern pieces look very professional--total eye candy for a sewing geek like me! The shop owner, Gabriela, is as nice as can be and responsive to questions/feedback. This is my first time sewing with Chalk and Notch Patterns and it was a great experience.
This is a size 18 in a lightweight cotton/lycra jersey. Since I fall at the end of the size range I was curious how this style would look on me, but I absolutely love how it turned out. I added 2" in length to accommodate my height and a long torso (standard adjustments for me).
Let's be honest, even grown-up girls like to have ruffles too.
This is a perfect pattern for work clothing and casual wear, depending on fabric choice.
The fit is designed to cover your rise in front and your seat in back, leading to all-day comfort. I have worn my Waterfall raglan many times while working with preschoolers at my job and I love the generous coverage.
I already have a second Waterfall raglan ready to sew for myself, which is the best endorsement I can give a pattern shop. I'm pretty sure the girl's version of the Waterfall Raglan will be my next purchase from Chalk and Notch patterns to sew for my daughter--this is a lovely pattern for everyone, no matter your size!