Thursday, February 9, 2017

Waterfall Raglan: Make It Mine Tour

It's the second day of the Make It Mine Waterfall Blog Tour and I couldn't be more excited about the 2 Waterfalls that I've made since my last three, haha.


First things first: there are TWO giveaways at the bottom of this post. One is a link-up party, so you are entered just by linking up your Waterfall Raglan (Women's or Girls) to THIS post.

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ce my look is supposed to be "date night", I wanted to try for something a bit dreamy and romantic-looking, hence the balloon-y sleeves and big bow. And I wanted to go a bit oversized Japanese-y, too, because that's how I roll. Just ask my sister, who might have used the less-than-flattering phrase "baggy and shapeless" to describe my style. I love her really. Haha!  



A little while ago, I made a modified Waterfall Raglan for my older daughter HERE and I was pretty happy with the way the sleeves turned out, so I wanted to try it for myself. I'll be honest with you: even after the top was sewn and photographed, I still wasn't sure that I didn't look totally ridiculous. I think it was because I tried to make a dress, ran out of my precious Nosh Organic fabric, and tried attaching a ruffle in some random black knit, which looked plain silly. So I unpicked the ruffle and added a scarf-bow thing around my neck, and voila! 


Then I faced the usual problem of having my daughter being the photographer. Many blurry shots. Many angled shots. Many strangely exposed shots that made me look...goth. Luckily I have some pretty awesome friends. Thank you, dear Bettina -- and then Olga, for stepping in to save the day!! By the way, if you aren't already following Olga HERE, you really must. You can see her signature style in the stunning photos she posts. 

Originally I was signed up for the first day of the tour, which were the daytime looks. And that is basically my style all the way, so I'll show you a photo of how I'd wear this during the day, complete with messy post-lunch face and me warning to the little one not to run too far away. Ah mom life.


And finally (phew!), I wanted to make the Brenna Coat from Cali Faye Collection ever since I first saw Andreia's gorgeous version HERE. You might have seen my coat already on IG. So I made a Waterfall to go with it - because isn't that what you do? Haha. 


I used some kind of slub (linen?) knit for this one with ribbing for the neckband. I made my usual size 0, as I did above, and I love how it fits. And as you can see, I am not really a skinny jeans wearer. I prefer flares or straight-leg (call me old-fashioned), but I just don't have the legs for skinnies. 



I used a navy linen for the main part of the jacket, and because I realized too late that I was supposed to be cutting 4 front panels, I didn't have enough fabric. And this led to some scrambling around until I was saved by this marron-like linen. I don't know how to describe the color. It's not quite brown, and it's not quite wine. It's sort of in-between. More like an adzuki bean. Which might be the actual color of the fabric, now that I think of it. 


See that sleet in the background? Yes, that's how cold it was this afternoon when we went out for photos. Photos in the afternoon for my blog post at night. How's that for insta-blogging? ;)


Thanks for sticking with me through the photo overload. Now for the best part: the giveaway! You have a chance to win US$50 gift card and a sewing kit, both from Stylish Fabric. You can enter here:

a Rafflecopter giveaway


And don't forget to link up your Waterfall (until February 12th) when you sew one to this post HERE. Be sure to tag @chalkandnotch and @stylishfabric and use the hashtag #makeitminelinkup so everyone can find you! You can also share your Chalk and Notch makes in the friendly Facebook group here

If you are looking for some fabric for your Waterfall, Link Up Sponsor Stylish Fabric is offering 15% off orders using GABRIELA. Awesome, right?

Be sure to visit the other stops on the tour today for some fantastic inspiration. I love all these ladies, and I know you will, too!

32 comments:

  1. I love your hack, Emi - those sleeves are awesome! And I have never been that keen to make a Brenna coat, but now I might need to make one... I really like your light linen version. Having a coat in northern Norway that can't be closed properly isn't really smart, so I guess that's why I was on the fence about it - but a light linen summer coat might be just what I need!

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    1. Thank you so much, Fleurine! I'll bet you make a gorgeous Brenna -- all your makes are always so beautiful!

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  2. You look gorgeous Emi. I love the black (of course) but the sleeves are my favourite part.

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    1. Thank you, Olu! I was worried the sleeves were too poufy, but they've really grown on me :)

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  3. Love what you did to the sleeves! You look great! 💙💙 Thank you for the shout out! 😘😘😘

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    1. Thank YOU, Olga, for making me look way better than I do in real life, haha! xxx

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  4. I love your looks, Emi! You look so beautiful and your sleeve hack is nothing short of genius!

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    1. Thanks, Les! I think you are too generous with your praise, but I am happy with the way they worked out ;)

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  5. You don't have legs for skinny jeans....OH PLEASE!!!! Okay, now that I got that comment out of my system, let's move on haha. All the looks are fantastics but the first one is my absolute favorite! LOVE the balloon sleeve and the bow. Perfection!

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    1. Hahaha you're so funny, Mie! I still don't think you will ever see me in skinny jeans - well, not often anyway. I'm so happy you like the sleeve with the bow. I had to start working ribbons back into my sewing somehow!

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  6. I love how your dress turned out, the sleeves are awesome and that nosh knit looks so nice! I also love how your coat turned out with the contrast lapels, super cool! Always such a pleasure Emi, thank you for joining! XOXO

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    1. Thank you so much, Gabriela. I always know that I will be in for a good pattern and a happy sewing experience when it comes to your designs!

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  7. I love both outfits. Those balloon sleeves are awesome! And seeing your second outfit makes me want to get me some flared jeans to go with my waterfalls, too!

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    1. Thank you so much, Verinne! And may I suggest the Birkin Jeans pattern? ;)

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    1. Haha, Em! I was never a goth girl, but I came pretty close with this picture in its unedited state....

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  9. I love the adzuki bean colour, especially with the blue and grey - you are so elegant!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Tenille! The adzuki bean color is one of my new favorites now! I think I need to incorporate more colors other than just black, navy and grey. :)

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  10. Wow I really love these styles! You look great!

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  11. I love love your sleeve hack, and your dress turned out so cute! I love the grey top too, looks so soft and comfortable! i enjoy reading your posts.

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    1. Thank you, Indu! I love your posts as well, and I really liked how pretty your Waterfall turned out as well.

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  12. Wow!! I love everything about your looks- the full sleeves, the slub knit and that jacket!!! You've got the best style!

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    1. Thanks, Tami!!! You're too nice! I loved your velvet dress. It's so pretty that I think I might have to copy you one of these days...

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  13. Make a top to go with your new coat? Totally makes sense! BUt seriously, you did a great job with all three makes. So, shall we call it a date ;)

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    1. You're so funny, Jenya!! And you're on. Next time you find yourself in my neighborhood....or if I'm in yours, I am giving you a call!

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  14. Cute, cute!!! I love the grey one most:)

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    1. Thanks so much, Suz! I really love the grey one for everyday, too!

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  15. Both tops are awesome! You definitely have inspired me to consider the Brenna, I love yours! The bell sleeve top is so good and I LOVE how you styled it for day. Hot mama! 🔥

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    1. Thank you, Heidi!! I loved your hack as well!! I'm definitely going to make one for myself! Your styling is always on point!

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  16. Beautiful versions!!! Wow! And this coat!!! +++

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  17. I love the silhouette and I love both versions ... the fabric makes such a difference; can transform a pattern in completely different garments

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