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Make It Mine Tour

Today I’m happy to be part of the Waterfall Tour “Make it Mine”.

As you well know, the Waterfall Raglan is the newest pattern from Chalk and Notch. I was lucky to be one of the testers and have nothing but praise for this pattern and for Gabriela’s brilliant mind!

During the pattern’s test, I made the top version in a lovely, drapery, graphic cotton jersey from The Sweet Mercerie. This time I wanted to shake things up a little.

The tour as three themes, Day Looks, Date Night and Hacks. I did the day look already… I don’t usually dress up for date night… so the obvious choice was Hacks.

I always like to draw inspiration from the fashion industry and these two images kept taunting me on Pinterest.

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I wanted to combine the long ruffle and pockets from the first dress with the amount of volume from the second one. I could easily achieve this look with the Waterfall’s dress version.

The alterations were very simple and easy to make. I started by redrafting the sleeve. I wanted to keep the shoulder panel of the raglan sleeve for a little color-blocking or maybe some pattern placement. I also extended the length of the ruffle and shortened the bodice using the same measure. (I’ll be writing a more detailed post later showing how these alterations were made and how to add a facing to the neckline.)

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I also added inseam pockets, like these.

The fabric is a woven, also from The Sweet Mercerie which I used before here. Unfortunately, I don’t think they carry it anymore and lucky me, my dear friend Patricia had given me some of hers a while back, so I had about 2m to make the dress.

I’m really happy with how it turned out. I feel like strolling amongst the fashionistas in one of the fashion weeks! Hehehe…

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Don’t forget about the TWO giveaways happening during the tour!

Make your own Waterfall and join the link party on Chalk and Notch until February 12th. Stylish Fabric is offering 15% off on orders using the code GABRIELA. You can also post on Facebook or Instagram. Don’t forget to tag @chalkandnotch and @stylishfabric and use the hashtag #makeitminelinkup so everyone can see your beautiful sewing skills.

Join the rafflecopter below for a chance to win 5 amazing PDF patterns to go with your Waterfall.

 

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Last but not least, check out the other girls on the tour today. It’s amazing to see so many different takes on the same pattern!

13 Comments
  • Ines

    February 10, 2017 at 11:59 am Reply

    Wow! Super cool hack Diana! Love it!

    • Diana

      February 10, 2017 at 12:14 pm Reply

      Thank you!!

  • Gabriela

    February 10, 2017 at 5:45 pm Reply

    I love the new sleeve, such a cool look! Thank you so much for joining me! XO

    • Diana

      February 10, 2017 at 6:22 pm Reply

      Thanks for having me Gabriela!

  • Jodi Bonjour

    February 10, 2017 at 7:03 pm Reply

    That looks so cool and comfortable.

    • Diana

      February 10, 2017 at 7:04 pm Reply

      Thank you Jodi! It is very comfortable!

  • Indu

    February 10, 2017 at 9:11 pm Reply

    Such a great sleeve hack!! i love your dress!

    • Diana

      February 10, 2017 at 9:30 pm Reply

      Thank you!

  • Tami

    February 11, 2017 at 1:55 am Reply

    I love that you added pockets! Such a cool look- definitely fashionista worthy!

  • Mie

    February 11, 2017 at 2:41 pm Reply

    Love those new sleeves and the wider hem ruffle. Genius!

  • […] a topos. También las hay de cuello alto, de tela más tupida con aspecto de jersey o incluso una sin mangas que queda […]

  • Emi

    February 14, 2017 at 10:52 am Reply

    This dress is so amazing! I don’t know why it took me so long to comment here (maybe I’m just waiting for you to write up your tutorial, heh heh). Love it on you!!

    • Diana

      February 14, 2017 at 5:55 pm Reply

      Thanks Emi! I’m working on it… coming very soon! ;D

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