The Waterfall Raglan is here! yay!! But wait there’s another reason to celebrate today! Chalk and Notch is celebrating its one year anniversary which means there’s a fantastic giveaway in the end that you do not want to miss 😉 I for one am incredibly honored to have been part of this journey, I have tested all of Gabriela’s fabulous patterns –  Fishtail Kimono, Top Knot Romper and Maxi, Cascade Maxi and now the super cute Waterfall Raglan.

 I was neck deep in sewing projects when I saw the tester call for the Waterfall Raglan by Chalk and Notch Patterns. If you’ve been here before, you already know what a huge fan I am of Gabriela’s patterns, so I made sure I applied to test this lovely pattern.


The Waterfall Raglan is a relaxed knit top or dress with a gathered ruffle at the hem which gently curves upwards. It has half, 3/4th and full sleeved option along with a small pocket. It comes in sizes 12 months to 12 years and is a really quick sew. You will want to make a dozen of them!


For my short sleeved waterfall raglan top, I used this cotton jersey spandex from Girl Charlee knitfix that I got last year, and used over several projects here, herehere and here  🙂


The instructions as always with Chalk and Notch patterns are impeccable and to the point. Two neckband options are included to get a perfect fit based on your knit stretch percentage. Just pick the pattern piece that corresponds to the stretch percentage of your fabric, and thats it, your neckband will fit like a dream!

Don’t you love that sweet curved hem?


For my long-sleeved dress version, I used a thick quilted knit fabric (from Hobby Lobby) to show off the shape of this pattern. I used a stretchy cotton lycra for the neckband. I love how it stands out showing the A line and the curved ruffle at the hem.


This is our perfect holiday dress! Dress it up with some toasty woollen tights and a cap and we’re ready for a party!



Here are some more pattern features:

  • Clearly illustrated sewing tutorial
  • Clickable table of contents
  • Measurements table included in both imperial and metric units
  •  Layered sizes,  so you can choose to print only the size you need
  • Formatted for US letter and A4 paper
  • Trim and tape pattern along with  print shop copy format in both US and A0 size also in layered size options.

Recommended fabrics: Cotton Jersey, Cotton Lycra or Spandex blends, Rayon French Terry and Rayon Jersey.

The Waterfall Raglan is on sale for US $7.50 through Monday, November 14th. You can also purchase it through etsy here or through UpCraft Club here.

And now for the awesome GIVEAWAY that I am sure you would LOVE!! Don’t forget to enter below:


For more inspiration, you can check out pictures and reviews of some gorgeous waterfall raglan tops and dresses here:

Emi – Just Add Fabric | Melissa – Rebel & Malice | Brooke – Idle Sunshine | Nicky – Mix it Make it | Nelleke – gaafmachine | Sylvia – Lily & Woody | Sophie – Moineau & Petit Pois | Monica – Ma, me, mi… mo | Cassy – Pear Berry Lane | Thao – Little Cumquat | Toya – Made by Toya | Tami – Sew Sophie Lynn | Maria – Fairies, Bubbles & Co. | Indu – Kaleidothought | Julia – trendedero | Eveline – frölein tilia | Catherine – Mespetitstissus

Happy Sewing!!!


22 thoughts on “Waterfall Raglan Top & Dress – Pattern Test for Chalk and Notch Patterns

  1. She is so ready for holiday with that plaid dress, I’m going to have to track some of that fabric down! Thank you for continuing to be a part for the Chalk and Notch family!! I love working with you!! Big hugs – XO

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