Sunday, November 15, 2015

pattern testing - chalk & notch fishtail kimono

Last month, I tested a new pattern designer's debut pattern - The Chalk & Notch Fishtail Kimono.  First, I have to say that I truly enjoyed testing for Gabriela!  I rarely test patterns any more because I simply can't find enough time in my day.  But this pattern appealed to me, so I decided on a whim to apply, and I'm glad I did.  It's a simple, yet satisfying sew.

Doesn't Mae look totally thrilled to be taking these pictures :)  Her obvious lack of enthusiasm for taking pictures lately puts a real damper on the whole blogging experience!  In fact, that, along with other real life things, has resulted in very few blog posts lately, with probably even fewer going forward.  Something has to give, and I've decided that thing is the blog. Anyway, more about that later - for now, back to the pattern!

I sewed the XS (size 2/3) based on the finished garment measurements, but I used a narrower hem so the sleeves and bottom would be slightly longer.  This was sewn from the tester version, and there were some minor changes to the final pattern, including the option for a faced hem and a version with front closures.  I plan to sew another one using the final pattern, hopefully in the near future.  I think it would be adorable in a glittery sweater knit for the holidays!  Too bad it doesn't come in my size ;)

Sweatshirt knit from Joann's

1 comment :

  1. I'm so glad you did!! Thanks so much for posting and I love her expression!!