This is two posts for adult sewing in a row! Wow, I’m growing up these days. I definitely don’t sew for myself enough, but I’m trying to do better about this. One way to do better about this is to do some testing for designers that I know and trust. So, today I’m sharing my Pony Tank and Dress from Chalk and Notch. Gabriela is a fantastic person and designer too. She really knows her stuff and I’m proud to call her a friend. If you haven’t tried any Chalk and Notch patterns, you definitely need to! You won’t regret it. This pattern was offered for free to people that signed up for the Chalk and Notch newsletter, but if you missed the sign up you can still grab it on the site on sale for $9.00 during release (Ends June 16) and $12.00 after that. By the way, if you would like to get the Pony pattern free, leave me a comment here and hop over to my Instagram account and tag a friend in my Pony Giveway Post. I’m giving one away complements of Gabriela!
Pardon the boob shot here, but I have to show you how this V-neck turned out. I’ve only done v-necks that cross over the band in the front, not the real deal thing. Oh my! If you have been putting off V-necklines… wait no more. It really isn’t that difficult and this pattern included clear concise directions for how to make it look great. It also included markings on the pattern and band pieces for lining up quarters! Praise the Lord. Why don’t more people do this?! It really does speed up sewing time and reassures you that you aren’t going to get any weird puckering on your bands. What do you think? Not too shabby, huh?
This tank has a great shape. It hugs in just the right places at the bust and breaks out into a swing style hiding all the things I don’t need to show. The recommended fabrics are Rayon Jersey, Bamboo Jersey, Modal Jersey – with 70% stretch and good recovery. I have to say that Gabriela put together an amazing resource on her blog for fabric suggestions and recommendations. Totally worth checking out.
I think this about wraps up all the excitement from me. Don’t forget to hop over and read about the release on the Chalk and Notch Blog, then leave a comment below and swing over to Instagram to enter the giveaway. Happy sewing!