Make it Mine Waterfall Raglan Tour.... real life, real clothes

Wednesday, 8 February 2017


Consider this post a triumph of reality over fantasy.
I'm thrilled to be part of the  'Make it Mine' Waterfall Raglan
tour showcasing Chalk and Notch's amazingly versatile pattern.  But I do feel a bit like Cinderella...




I had visions for this top, all kinds of ideas. In fact I signed up for the tour, for two reasons. Firstly because I  spotted the most beautiful red marle sweatshirting in my local shop and a Waterfall Raglan in my mind was born... And secondly I  want to try to kick start this blog a bit, and focus on clothes that I know I will wear, such as the Waterfall Raglan. 



But 'Life' conspired against my vision. The gorgeous red marle was gone when I went back to the shop. And my job got stressful, with lots of meetings in our head office in the big town near our home. I had no time. Only just enough to run out on my 'lunch break' in the big town to the one other fabric store and buy this pink jersey. In two seconds... no choice. no messing... This is my life.




I wanted to sew a waterfall raglan dress for my daughter. It's a cute wearable dress, but also she livens up a blogpost. And I feel less self-conscious posing as a two-some. 
It's a quick sew - but even so I only finished her dress on the Sunday morning before this,  our one 'daylight' window for pix together. (Don't look closely - it's not hemmed.. shhh) .

We took a Sunday afternoon stroll up the valley near us to the beautiful valley immortalised by English writer Laurie Lee, in Cider with Rosie. It's a gorgeous spot, with a cosy pub.... Too cosy in fact, because I had to drag Mr As it Seams out of it into the cold and fading light and beg him to take some pix. Missy of course refused to take her cardigan off. Pick your battles right? But I do kind of like the cardigan over raglan look. It's a bit bo-ho right?




So this is us, in our natural environment. Sunday afternoon. Muddy boots. Trying to squeeze too much into our days, and lives..

And these are the kind of everyday clothes we do it in. Comfortable, easy to sew, and wear. But with a sense of style.  Those raglan sleeves, that frill, it all feels so feminine, pretty and easy to throw on. 



I'm a novice when it comes to sewing knits. But I'm slowly getting there. And I think this is one pattern I'm going to return to. 


Check out all of these wonderful creations today - real women in real clothes, real life.







There are more tomorrow, with 'Date Night' looks and then some great 'hacks' on Friday
And Gabriela has put together a great prize  with two Giveaways happening during the tour.





You can enter to WIN this great prize, including these 5 pdf patterns valued at over $55.  A huge thank you to Adrianna, Sarah, Lauren, Delia, & Papercut Patterns!





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