Fall Sewing with Raspberry Creek Fabrics

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My sewing time this summer was pretty much non-existent.  I love having my kids home all summer and tried really hard to focus on just being with them as much as possible.  The crazy busy-ness of school and sports and dance and singing has already started and I’m longing to get those lazy days back!  The end of our summer break coincided with the release of Raspberry Creek Fabrics newest CLUB fabrics line.  I snuck in a couple of sewing days to sew strike offs and counted it as our ‘back to school shopping’- new school clothes for kids + sewing time for mom= win, win, win!

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Today’s post will just be a photo explosion of my love for all the new CLUB prints.  All fabric is from Raspberry Creek (including coordinates) and should be around until the new year.  I love that I was able to find something that each member of the family fell in love with.  This guy right here is super picky and let me tell you that this tee is worn at least once a week- cool enough for high school, wahoo!

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Patterns used: Hey June Camden Raglan and Chalk and Notch Waterfall Raglan (minus the ruffle)

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Patterns used: Hey June Morrison Tee, Sew Straight and Gather Andromeda Top

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Patterns: Hey June Camden extended to dress length, Hey June Halifax Hoodie

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Patterns: Hey June Camden (are you sensing a theme here?), Hey June Lane Raglan, and Love Notions Maggie Peplum (affl. link)

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Patterns:  Patterns For Pirates Jolly Roger Raglan, Made For Mermaids Mama Ava (modified neckline)

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Patterns:  Made For Mermaids Rowan Raglan, Liesl + Co Men’s Metro T-shirt

If you can’t tell we all absolutely love our new duds.  I’m always so impressed with the quality and feel of RCF fabrics.  These things get worn and worn and quickly become favorites because of how soft they feel and how cute they look!

Chalk and Notch Farrah Blouse and Dress

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The Farrah Blouse and Dress released earlier this week and it’s taken all my willpower waiting for my turn to share!  I’m sure your Instagram feed has been flooded with all the gorgeous tester versions- if it hasn’t then hop over and check out the #farrahpattern to have your mind blown!  The testers really made some stunning versions!

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The Farrah pattern features two ruffle options, a lined yoke, high low split hem and dress and top versions.  In sizes 0-18, it’s so flattering on any figure.  I did a straight size 6- my waist is typically a size or 2 larger than my chest but with this loose pattern I didn’t feel the need to do any grading.

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I made my version out of a lightweight swiss dot I’ve had in my stash forever.  It was a great fabric choice- perfect for spring.  I love this pattern in super drapey fabric too- some of my favorite versions were done in voile, rayon challis, or those silky fabrics that you can’t pass up at Joann’s.

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My husband played photographer for this shoot and nailed it.  We had this quick window between dropping off kids and picking them up at all their after school activities.  The wind was blowing, the sun was setting, and this brand new school was the only semi-decent backdrop between point A and B.  We had fun as I tried my darndest to keep my little chin from chattering in the cold.   Not the ideal conditions but you work with whatcha got!

I feel like I just told you all my little secrets- like when someone says, “I love your shirt!” and you feel the need to tell them you got it for 5 bucks from Wal-Mart.  The behind the scenes of a bloggers life is really not all that glamorous 😉

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Let’s just pretend we’re on some fancy city street and I’m not thinking about all the mom duties waiting for me after as soon as we finished these pics!

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I simple adore the details of this pattern!  That mitered corner on the hem is pretty snazzy.

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The wind and those ruffles were not friends.  It was cracking me up!

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K- promise me you’ll check out all the other amazing tester versions.  They are so, so cute you won’t be able to help it when the pattern ends up in your cart.  Trust me, you’ll thank me afterwards!

You can see round one of the testers blog posts here on the Chalk and Notch blog.

 

Make It Mine Tour

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The Women’s Waterfall Raglan from Chalk and Notch is such a fantastic pattern.   Every time another one shows up in my feed I fall in love again.  I’m thrilled to be joining in the Make It Mine Tour and sharing my Date Night look with you guys.  Make sure to read to the end for your chance at some fantastic prizes!

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I ordered this gorgeous stretch velvet from LA Finch Fabrics ages ago with the intention of sewing up this dress for the holidays.  A bit late for Christmas but I think Valentine’s Day will be a little sweeter in this cute lil’ number!

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I love me a good twirl dress!!  I made an easy alteration to the pattern and shortened the ruffle a few inches to make the dress hit right at my knees.  I wanted something a little flirty and fun.

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I threw on a denim jacket and I’m ready for our dinner and a movie date night!  Is it super sad that I’m looking forward to a family date to see the new Lego Batman movie this weekend?  We all loved the original Lego movie and this one looks to be just as hilarious!  Throw in a trip to the pizza joint and I’m one happy mama!  So romantic 😉

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Total side note- I just picked up my new glasses and I’m in love!  Not with the fact that I have to wear them but with being able to really see again!  It’s like the world is in HD and I didn’t know what I was missing out on.  This growing older thing is the pits but at least I’ve got my handsome hubby along for the ride!

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Now for your chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Stylish Fabrics head over to Chalk and Notch to link up your Waterfalls!  Check out the #makeitminetour on social media for tons of cute inspiration.   Thanks for joining me!

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Heidi- Handmade Frenzy | Zoe – ZowieZo Handmade | Indu- Kaleidothought | Maria – Creative Needle and Threads | Verinne – boeven bende | Mie – Sewing Like Mad | Victoria – As it Seams

Womens Waterfall Raglan

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When I made my girls their Chalk and Notch Waterfall Raglan‘s I was crossing my fingers I would one day get my own.  Well, my friends, my dreams have come true!  Gabriela from Chalk and Notch released the Women’s Waterfall Raglan this week!

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This top is exactly what this momma needs!  It’s nice and fitted in the arms and shoulders and then flows out from there- the perfect disguise for that mommy tummy.

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It comes in both a tunic and dress option.  I have a dress coming your way for the Waterfall Raglan Blog Tour in February.  This tunic length hits just where I want it.  Mine is unhemmed because that’s how I roll these days.

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I love it layered and it’s perfect with my growing cardigan collection.

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It comes in sizes 0-18 and features multiple sleeve lengths.  I think it will be the perfect flowy top with short sleeves come summer!  I did 3/4 sleeves but always tend to push my sleeves up to my elbows.  It’s a bad habit when I go to get pictures- sorry folks!

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You can pick up your copy on the Chalk and Notch website, UpCraft Club, or Etsy.  With so many options, what are you waiting for?!!

Chalk and Notch Waterfall Raglan

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Chalk and Notch’s newest pattern is here and it’s divine!  We are head over heels for the Waterfall Raglan and we’re excited to join in celebrating Chalk and Notch’s One-Year Anniversary!  Make sure you enter the Raffle Copter at the end for a BIG prize!

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The Waterfall Raglan comes in both top and dress lengths.  In sizes 12 months to 12 years, you can use it forever!

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Isn’t that ruffle hem just the cutest?!!

It also has three sleeve lengths to make it the perfect all season pattern!  I did a 3/4 sleeve on the top and long sleeves for the dress.

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Both are made in flowy rayon spandex that the girls want to live in.

You can pick up your copy from Upcraft Club or Chalk and Notch while it’s on sale!

You can check out so many other darling versions from around the blogosphere:

Emi – Just Add Fabric | Melissa – Rebel & Malice | Brooke – Idle Sunshine | Nicky – Mix it Make it | Nelleke – gaafmachine | Nelleke – gaafmachine | Sylvia – Lily & Woody | Sophie – Monineau & Petit Pois | Monica – Mamimeno | 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

Make sure you enter the Rafflecopter to win a copy of ALL the Chalk and Notch patterns, a $25 Gift Certificate to Upcraft Club, and a $50 Gift Certificate to my favorite fabric shop- Raspberry Creek!

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