Project Sew It – February

La Folie - Project Sew It - February - Waterfall Raglan

This month on Project Sew It the theme is blouses so Yep I made another Waterfall! 😀 I know what you’re thinking this blog is turning into the Waterfall Raglan versions blog hahahah sorry but this pattern won my heart and I told I would have to copy the beautiful woven version that Toya made (here) so here we go. Last week Chalk and Notch had a blog tour for this pattern and some other woven versions showed up like this stunning dress from Nicole (here), be sure to check the tour posts because they’re filled with super inspiring versions.

La Folie - Project Sew It - February - Waterfall Raglan

For my take on it I choose a beautiful light crepe fabric that came in the London Sew Social “goodie bag”, courtesy of The Sweet Mercerie. It’s a bit “see through” but I think it works perfectly for blouses, just see these beautiful ones from Eva and Trine.

To make this I used the same size as for my knit versions (size 6), I knew I’d be ok since the pattern has enough ease on the bodice pieces. The sleeve would be ok for me on the bicep area too, since mine measures closer to a size 4, but since its designed to be a fitted sleeve around the forearm I changed it a bit. Basically I added 2cm to each side at the wrist area and redrafted the sleeve from the bicep area down. I’m pretty sure this must be a totally lazy/don’t copy what I’ve done method, but I’m here to tell the truth so that’s how I did it hahaha Please don’t hate me sewing masters!! 😉 I also removed the hem allowance for the sleeve and finished it with a narrow hem.

La Folie - Project Sew It - February - Waterfall Raglan

After finishing the neckline with bias bound in the same fabric, it started to funnel a bit so there was some unpicking involved and some free style cutting to get it to a point that made me happy. After that I didn’t have more fabric to finish it in woven so I decided to use navy rib matching some parts of the fabric. 😀 I know you keep seeing this neckline finish from me, but I love it so and I’m excused because I did try to make it all in woven!! heheheh

La Folie - Project Sew It - February - Waterfall Raglan

It took me a long time to cut all the pieces on my fabric because I din’t have enough which lets face it keep happening around here LOL, in the end I had to make the front ruffle shorter by a few cm, I think it was about 8 cm but I’m not sure anymore, sorry. The good surprise was that this fabric was a breeze to cut and much easier to sew than I expected, so its definitely a great one to start with if you want to move from up your game a notch.

La Folie - Project Sew It - February - Waterfall Raglan

I’m super in Love with it and I can definitely say its one of the prettiest things in my closet right now. ❤ I have to make more hahaha But next time I’ll probably copy Celina’s version (here), its so GOOD! LOVE IT ❤

You can get the Waterfall Raglan here; the lovely swallows crepe I used here and you can join us on project sew it here.

La Folie - Project Sew It - February - Waterfall Raglan

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My own stripes

La Folie - A Sunny Spot - Stripes Top

I’m not sure how to start this post but here goes. 😀 You see, a few weeks ago I decided to play a bit with the idea of designing my own custom prints in fabric. And though my skills on the matter are limited I couldn’t help myself. I came up with a series of coordinates, pretty basic designs and colors, but thing is they were exactly what I wanted. After sharing the idea in IG and FB and seeing people being so supportive I went ahead and ordered them at Spoonflower.

La Folie - A Sunny Spot - Stripes Top

Since I wasn’t absolutely sure if the prints would end up like I wanted, I choose a less expensive fabric, their Kona Cotton Ultra for these stripes. It basically feels like a quilting cotton and as soon as I laid eyes on it I knew it was perfect pairing to this pattern from one of the A Sunny Spot books.

La Folie - A Sunny Spot - Stripes Top

It is pattern #02 from Girls Simple Clothes, in size 110cm with 120cm length. You can see other projects from this book in a post from last year (here). The only changes I made were to the neckline finish and ruffle. After redrafting the neckline curve to be a bit wider I added a band in rib knit from Nosh, in a color that paired beautifully with the main fabric. Somethings are meant to be.

La Folie - A Sunny Spot - Stripes Top

The ruffle is supposed to be cut on fold but I decided to change that and finish it with a zigzag stitch, I think this particular one is kind of an overlock stitch. The idea was to cut the excess fabric close to the stitches, but I became fond of how it looked when the fabric started to fray so I left it.

La Folie - A Sunny Spot - Stripes Top

La Folie - A Sunny Spot - Stripes Top

I always like to think that my style is happy and fun at least when it comes to the kids clothes, and I think this top really conveys that (I’m such a cliché hahaha). It feels amazing to look at the fabric and think I designed it too, even as basic as a striped fabric is. Even better was to see M’s face when I showed her the top, she was so so happy with it. ❤ Totally worth it!

La Folie - A Sunny Spot - Stripes Top

Some of you asked if I would be making these available at Spoonflower. I’m not sure yet. I have been considering it but it seems a bit complicated so I’m a bit on the fence, I would definitely love to be able to sell them so I’ll keep you posted on that.

La Folie - A Sunny Spot - Stripes Top

Ok I just had to brag about perfect stripe matching! hahaha It could be better pressed though… ahem… But still… stripes match thats what counts! hehehe

La Folie - A Sunny Spot - Stripes Top

I won’t lie, I feel a bit proud of this. LOL I wish I could order tons of yards of my own prints hahaha I would love to have these stripes in jersey naturally, you know me, nothing makes me happier than sewing knits. Although I’m not sure I would have striped matched so perfectly if this was jersey! heheheh 😉

La Folie - A Sunny Spot - Stripes Top

This book is a really great buy, it has many projects I want to make and all the A Sunny Spot patterns I tried so far are perfect. I bought my copy here, and you can read a review of the book here.

La Folie - A Sunny Spot - Stripes Top

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I love pretty things . Waterfall Raglan

La Folie - Waterfall Raglan from Chalk and Notch - Dress

The Waterfall Raglan is one of the most recent patterns from Chalk and Notch and the first time I laid eyes on it I knew I had to make it ASAP. I wasn’t able to apply for testing but Gabriela kindly shared it with me after the launch and it didn’t took long for me to give the pattern a try. I’ve made the pattern 4 times already and I plan to make many more. Absolutely Love the style!! ❤ ❤ ❤

La Folie - Waterfall Raglan from Chalk and Notch - Dress

The pattern comes with top and dress options and I couldn’t help myself in using this lovely printed cotton jersey rayon blend from Girl Charlee (I got in the Sew Social goodie bag but its still available here). I just Love pretty things! 😀

La Folie - Waterfall Raglan from Chalk and Notch - Dress

La Folie - Waterfall Raglan from Chalk and Notch - Dress

The Waterfall will allow you to bring lots of joy to the little twirl dress lovers in your life. ❤ This is a lightweight jersey and though it doesn’t have much stretch I found it perfect for this style.

La Folie - Waterfall Raglan from Chalk and Notch - Dress

La Folie - Waterfall Raglan from Chalk and Notch - Dress

Boy she looks serious heheh I took the photos on the same day of the striped blue dress and yet another still to blog outfit so she was really being extra kind with mom… Can’t blame her for a few bored expressions hahaha 😉

La Folie - Waterfall Raglan from Chalk and Notch - Dress

La Folie - Waterfall Raglan from Chalk and Notch - Dress

You can also make the ruffle in some lightweight woven with good drape, it works perfect, I know because I tried it already heheh 😉

La Folie - Waterfall Raglan from Chalk and Notch - Dress

La Folie - Waterfall Raglan from Chalk and Notch - Dress

Gabriela’s patterns are simply perfect, from instructions to pattern pieces nothing gets overlooked and you definitely get a great product. And this is just an addictive sew. Super easy to put together and fast. Well, you do have the ruffle bit, which isn’t on my “sewing favorites” list, but its oh so cute and oh so worth it!

My Love story with this pattern is far from over; I still have another one already photographed to blog about and I’m currently testing the women version! Woohoo, so excited about that. I made one already and totally lived to my expectations, can’t wait to make more! 😀

Thanks Gabriela for allowing me to give it a try on another of your wonderful patterns! ❤ ❤ ❤ Love! You can get the Waterfall Raglan here.

La Folie - Waterfall Raglan from Chalk and Notch - Dress

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