Farrah Blouse and Dress . Chalk and Notch
I had a chance to test this pattern and as usual it does not disappoint!
I made the blouse with the shoulder ruffles in a straight size 16, according to my bust size. The pattern is available from sizes 0 to 18 and it features a front ruffle option also. I love how you can dress it up or down. Obviously I chose a casual look, perfect to run around after the kids during Easter holidays.
Its suitable for fabrics such as cotton voile, cotton lawn, rayon challis, rayon voile, linen and double gauze. Of course I had to make things a little bit harder by choosing a viscose piqué, similar to this one. The fabric was so slippery, very difficult to cut. I really need to get some fabric starch. Do you recommend any particular brand?
After trying it on the first time I decided to shorten it to hit me just above the hip line, but kept the hi-lo hemline.
The top yoke is done with the “burrito” technique, which is always a great way to incase all the seams, giving it a very clean and professional look.
Once again the instructions are thorough, clear and easy to follow. Gabriela even included a tutorial for a Full Bust Adjustment and blending sizes.
Also if you are a member of the Chalk and Notch Facebook group, there’s special discount code available for all the other Chalk and Notch patterns. Join to get the coupon code (not valid on the Farrah).