Hi friends

I have so many fun pictures to share with you today. The Marcel dress & Tank Top by Chalk and Notch patterns is such a fun and breezy sun dress that’s easy to sew, and easy to wear. It’s a woven dress pattern that comes in sizes 0 -24 in two cup sizes. It’s fitted through the high bust and then hangs loose over the bust, waist and hips making fitting this pattern a breeze.


For my tank version, I used a cotton gauze from my stash. It has a crinkle texture and drapes beautifully. As recommended in the instructions, I did interface the bodice so it lays well.


Based on my high busy measurement (31″), I made a size 2 and shortened the straps by 1.5″ and it’s the perfect length for me.


I love this fabric, it is actually a border print that I’ve used before for my daughter’s  Sullivan dress (By Sew Much Ado) and my Sisboom Shana Bell Sleeved pattern.

You might have already seen that there’s a Mini Marcel Dress & Tank Top for kids as well and of course I had to make a few of those for my daughter as well. Just like the Marcel pattern, the mini version also comes in tank and 2 dress lengths – mini and midi length.


For my daughter’s Marcel midi dress, we picked a bright pink lawn fabric that my mom gifted me during my last India trip. Her’s is the midi length in size 6 with the straps shortened by 1″ Needless to say, she loves it and prances around in it all day long. The fabric and the pattern are so perfect for summers – breezy and carefree!

I had the smallest amount of Nani Iro double gauze in my stash and was able to juuuuust fit a Marcel Tank for her. Isn’t it adorable?!


We then made some matching Marcels because, that’s been our thing lately. She’s always loved matching with me but she’s getting older and I am realizing that I probably don’t have too many of these days left. So I’m grabbing every opportunity I get to match with her. Here are our matching Mini Marcels made in double gauze from Mood fabrics.






That’s it from me friends! Wishing you peaceful summer days filled with joy and laughter!



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