Hi everyone! I hope all is well with you. Through all that is going on in our world today, it is so important to have an outlet. For myself and many of you, sewing has been an outlet. I don’t know about you, but I am sewing and wearing my garments to the store, mailbox, and around the house. Who says you cant put on cute clothes to stay home? Speaking of cute clothes, today I am going to be talking about a new favorite pattern that will definitely be in my me made rotation, the Pixie tee and dress pattern by Chalk & Notch.
I have discovered a new fabric paradise, Stone Mountain Fabrics. Their selection is amazing. The fabric that I used for my top is a Cotton/Lycra Yarn Dyed Stripe – Orange/Green/Blue. It is a midweight knit with a width of 60” and a 80% stretch.
For my dress, I used a Cotton Jersey Print – Faces – Grey/Cream (I checked the website, and this fabric is currently not in stock.)
For this project, I used the Pixie Tee & Dress Pattern by Chalk and Notch. To say I love this pattern would be an understatement. It is a PDF pattern that ranges from size 0-18. You can print at home or send off to a copy shop. Knit is the most suitable fabric for this pattern, however, if you are a knowledgeable sewist, I’m sure that you can use woven fabrics as well. You will have to cut on the bias or add a zipper if you decide to do so. The pattern has two views that offer a dress option. View A is an oversized short sleeve tee with gathered hem ties, and view B has long sleeves with a hem band. I love that the pattern pieces are interchangeable, it allows for more versatility.
My bust is 36”, waist is 30”, and hip is 38”, so I cut a size 10. I did not make any adjustments, as I like the way it fits.
For the top, I shortened the length by about 2.5”, added elastic inside of the casing instead of attaching the elastic to the drawstring as the instruction states, and stitched the side ties on the outside of each side seam.
Elastic waist with side ties
For the dress, I added a gathered sleeve detail to the top of the sleeve, because I wanted to add an extra feature and use up the fabric. As you can see, I even used scraps of the fabric to make a headband.
Gathered sleeve detail
To say that I love this pattern is an understatement. I had no fitting issues with this pattern, but that is just my experience. Your body makeup, as well as how you like your garments to fit will determine the adjustments you will need to make. The thing I love most is that the options that this pattern provides will allow me to create it through every season. Be on the lookout for more versions of this to come from me.
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