The women’s version of the waterfall raglan by Chalk and Notch patterns came up for testing and after making the kid’s version for my youngest last year I was keen to give it a try.
That said, I was also a little nervous about the silhouette having had a not successful (at all) attempt with a similar shape a couple of years ago. Happily though by choosing fabric with plenty of drape I was pleased with the results.
For my first version I made a size 4 with long sleeves in peach marl wool mix jersey from Ditto Fabrics.
For the second version I used a size 2 and a slightly sheer woven black silk (from Simply Fabrics) with plenty of horizontal stretch for a 3/4 sleeve version. I changed the neckline binding for a bias binding method but (as you can see in the pictures) still struggled to get it to sit flat. I tried re-doing it with more tension in the bias binding which didn’t improve it so I then decided to be happy with it as is.
The jeans in the photos are Ginger Jeans, by Closet Case Patterns, made (but not blogged) a couple of months ago in coated black (but clearly a very different colour black to the silk) denim. The Women’s Waterfall Raglan pattern is on sale (25% off) until Sunday (22nd January).
The other testers made some lovely versions in all different colours, patterns and sizes; you can see some of them here.
My youngest’s shirt has proved such a wardrobe staple that I also decided to make some more of the kid’s version. For my eldest I graded between a 10 in height and a 5 in width and used some amazing jersey with print by Eley Kishimoto which I also bought in Simply Fabrics.My youngest, who was with me in the fabric shop at the time picked out an even louder print by the same designers. I made a straight size 4 in the longest length sleeves I could manage with half a metre of fabric.
Which she loves!