Womens Waterfall Raglan


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!


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.


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.


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


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!


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?!!

Petite Stitchery Fall 2016 Collection

My girls are always in need of easy, everyday clothes so I’m happy to be joining in on the Petite Stitchery and Co. Everyday Wear Tour.  Make sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post to win a pattern of your choice!
I picked to sew up the Maize Tunic and Dress along with the Sparrow Top and Fawn Leggings.  This Maize in soft cotton flannel is such a great top for school, in fact she wore it the very next day!
The Maize has multiple options and is a quick, fun sew.  You can pick a straight, curved, or hi-low hem and short, 3/4, or long sleeves.  I picked the keyhole button closure but you can also do a tie.
I love the full skirt and feminine puff sleeves!
Pockets make everything 1000x better, right?!
This little miss love peplum tops and hates wearing jeans. This Sparrow/Fawn outfit is just what she wears everyday.
The Fawn leggings have an adorable tuxedo stripe option.  Done in Raspberry Creek Club Fabrics they are comfy and totally cute!
The Sparrow Top has a darling peter pan collar option and keyhole back that I chose to leave off. I used a mustard liverpool that I wanted to keep basic.  It’s a top that will work great with the rest of her wardrobe.
There are a few sleeve options and different peplum lengths too!
You can check out the other ladies joining in on the fun:
Make sure you enter the Rafflecopter to win your choice of a Petite Stitchery Pattern!

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Head on over to the Petite Stitchery Facebook Group for tons of inspiration and to get the latest on sales and coupons (hint, hint!).

Love Notion Li’l Laundry Day Tee


This post contains affiliate links.  I became a Love Notions affiliate AFTER falling in love with her patterns and style.

The sewing world has gone crazy for the Ladies Laundry Day Tee by Love Notions.  Tami at Love Notions has done it again with the Li’l LDT for girls.

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The options with this pattern are absolutely incredible.  It comes in sizes 2t-16.  There are three different lengths- shirt, tunic and dress and high low options too!  Five, yes five, sleeve options; tank, cap, elbow, long, and bishop sleeves.  Finally there are a million, ok, maybe not quite a million neck finishes; neckband, asymmetrical collar, cowl, gnome hood, and rounded hood! How’s that for choices?!!!


I used all fabrics from my stash and had to try out every kind of knit I owned.  And guess what? They all worked just lovely!


My first tester version was a dress length with long sleeves and a gnome hood.  The fit of the shoulders changed a bit in the final version but you can see it was a good pattern to begin with.

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Payton thinks the gnome hood is so fun!  This is a soft ponte and flows beautifully.  It’s got great twirl factor which is important if you’re six.


I cut into this gorgeous double-knit I picked up in Africa for Sophie’s long sleeve cowl version.

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I barely squeezed it out of a metre of fabric but it was just too perfect for this dress and my girl.  She loves the color and it just fits her style to a tee.

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Next up is an asymmetrical collar tunic version.

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I used a Girl Charlee knit for the main and my trusty RCF coral for the collar.  It’s just adorable and I foresee many of this version come spring/summer.

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You know I just HAD to do a french terry version.  I’ve been wanting to try one for me but knew my girls would look WAY cuter in it.  I did a regular hood and used Raspberry Creek Fabrics french terry.

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The drape of this particular french terry is just perfection!  I scrounged up the last of this floral french terry I got in LA to line the hood and add bands to the sleeves.  I wish I was wearing this myself right now!


I’ll do a separate post tomorrow on my final and favorite version.  I did a ‘fancy’ one using sparkle ponte that I just want her to wear everyday! 

So, is your mind blown?  Seriously, the options are endless.  I had so many versions swimming in my head I couldn’t sleep and just had to sew them up.  Creativity can totally ruin a good nights sleep 😉

Pick up your copy here and use code ‘forthegirls’ to save 20% through 12/19.