Me Made: Chalk and Notch Fringe Dress

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The Chalk and Notch Fringe Dress is just one of those dresses...the one that you see and immediately have to make.

I've been wanting to do more pattern testing lately so I jumped at the chance to test for the ever lovely Gabriele of Chalk and Notch.  So here she is, the newly released Fringe Dress!

I made the dress in View B with the closed front, cuffed sleeves and a tie from the front darts.  The other options is a buttoned down front with a tab on the sleeves.  The beauty of this pattern is that it can also be made into a blouse which, judging by other testers versions, is going on my to sew list as well.

I made a size 10 but made a couple of adjustments.  As I normally need to do, I added 10cm to the length of the skirt and 2.5cm to the length of the bodice.  But other than that the fit was perfect.  It does however, the waist does feel tight to get on over you head but then fits and feels perfect on your waist. 

I choose to pop the tie back into the front darts as I felt I needed a bit more waist definition but you could just as easily add these to the back darts and wrap the tie around the front of your waist. 

The fabric is from deep in my stash that I have been saving for a dress like this.  It's a cotton voile from the op shop Fabric, Needlecraft and More in Sydney. I'm loving the colours!  And I managed some mighty fine pattern matching through the centre front bodice.  Although, you could easily lay this pattern piece on the fold, removing the seam allowance.  

Oh and did I mention it has pockets!  Who doesn't love a dress with pockets? And in the perfect spot too! 

I highly recommend this dress to advanced beginners as it's easy but takes some construction and pattern laying knowledge.  I am actually thinking of using this in one of my upcoming classes!  

The details
Size: 10
View: B Dress
Adjustments: added 10cm to the length and 2.5cm to the bodice.
Fabric: Cotton Voile
Buy pattern here: Chalk and Notch

You can see more tester versions here. 


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