Thank you so much for the warm reception of the Women’s Waterfall Raglan! The party is just getting started and there is some fun stuff coming soon. We will be inviting everyone to join a Link Up Party and there is a Blog Tour happening in February with some really fabulous bloggers. So stay tuned for more details to come.
I have sewn myself several Waterfall’s and one of my favorites is made from this Modal Sand Washed Jersey from Stylish Fabric in the Light Wine color
. I need more of this fabric now and if you are interested in super soft jersey that feels like silk, you need some too!
Have you met the Chalk and Notch Team? By team, I mean friends who chat about what we are making at the moment and sometimes we talk about Chalk and Notch. Let me introduce you to Leslie of ThreadBear Garments
, Emily of Enjoyful Makes
and Thao of Little Cumquat
– talented ladies, great friends and the best team a girl could have.
As a pattern maker I am always hacking patterns – I never leave well enough alone, I can’t help myself. To inspire you to try a hack on the Waterfall or just sew it as drafted, we thought it would be fun to link to some inspiration images and some of our favorite fabric resources. These are not affiliate links, we just like these shops and wanted to share…or enable a little online shopping.
So if you haven’t already, grab your copy of the Women’s Waterfall Raglan in the shop HERE.
Choose your favorite inspiration and find the perfect fabric below!
I found this inspiration image and I loved the neckline. I’m pretty sure this is a woven top but the fabric reminded me of silk…so I thought a version of this could be made in Modal. I love the look of the color blocking and it reminds me of Mie
who is the queen of color blocking. To make the neckline exactly, I think adding a facing would be best. I recommend the Sand Washed Modal
from Stylish Fabrics
and the Blush Modal
from Indie Sew
to create a beautiful drape with a cool mix of colors.
Inspiration Image #1
Fabric Picks #1
Emily of Enjoyful Makes
Raspberry Creek Fabrics is my go to for the majority of my fabric needs. I’m lucky enough to live down the street from the “online shop” and good friends with the lovely shop owner Diana. That means I get to go touch, feel, and cuddle the fabric before I purchase. She is very well known to carry quality fabric for fabulous prices so rest assured even though you have to shop online you are in for a treat.
1- The brushed poly is so delicious, soft and scrumptious. I think the mix of color and stripes in my inspiration picture is so fun and in brushed poly it would be like wearing a piece of heaven.
2- The rayon spandex is fabulous and drapey. Perfection for a Waterfall if you ask me. Even more perfection for a Waterfall maternity dress for me…. It’d be like wearing secret jammies. 😉
Inspiration Images #1 | #2 | #3
Fabric Picks #1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5 | #6
Leslie of ThreadBear Garments
I love the hi-low hemline of this one. Doing a hack like this to the Waterfall can really dress up the design. Plus, this color looks fabulous on everyone. I chose a drapier rayon sweater knit for this version. The color is fabulous and it has the words “rayon” and “sweater knit” in the description. Need I say more?
So, stripes. Enough said. This pattern looks fabulous in stripes! I love Jill’s version (I love everything Jill makes) and found some striped fabrics that I think would look perfect with this pattern. This olive/vanilla jersey knit has such a warm look to it and goes great with jeans, khakis, or black pants.
The pop of turquoise is what caught my eye with the second striped fabric. I love the pattern of this one and a pocket cut on the bias would be a really cute addition.
Inspiration Images #1 | #2
Fabric Picks #1 | #2 | #3
Thao of Little Cumquat
I’m an international ‘fabric shopaholic.’ I buy fabrics from everywhere around the world but lately I’ve been drawn to some beautiful gems right here on my doorstep. The Fabric Store, Tessuti and the Remnant Warehouse are predominantly Brick and Mortar stores but they do also have an online store which is fantastic especially when you live some distance away and cannot always get there (especially for a sale). Each store has their specialities and their prices do range from afforable to higher end so here are my mixtures of fabric choices:
1. I love viscose jersey, the blend of viscose and elastane makes it soft and drapey which is perfect for the Waterfall top.
2. OMG merino wool jerseys are amazing. I used to think wool is just for winter but no, these are trans-seasonal fabric. They are incredibly soft, comfortable to wear and easy to care for and you can get it in lightweight, mid or heavy.
3. Mixing fabric types makes for a fun and flirty look especially when combining a super soft and drapey viscose jersey with 100% silk chiffon (you can use polyester chiffon which is more afforable but silk is so much more luxurious) for the ruffles.
Happy sewing, Thao!
Inspiration Images #1 | #2 | #3
Fabric Picks #1 | #2 | #3 | #4
We hope you have enjoyed this round up and we would love to know what fabric you would choose for your Waterfall!