Chalk and Notch

Chalk and Notch Fringe Dress and Blouse

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We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the printed A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day.

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Buy the Fringe Dress and Blouse sewing pattern from Chalk and Notch. Fringe is a woven dress and blouse with two views. View A has a button up front, elbow sleeve and sleeve tab. View B has a pullover, notched front with a cuff. Both views include two cup sizes and optional waist ties, and the sleeve/cuffs are interchangeable.

A matching children's version is available here.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PAPER (next working day dispatch on orders and FREE UK delivery over £50)

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you'll need to download the digital instructions, as we don't print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: This style is designed for a light to medium weight woven fabric with a nice drape, such as rayon challis, rayon crepe, rayon voile, cotton lawn, cotton voile, cotton shirting, linen, double gauze.

Fabric requirementsMinimum fabric required is listed. If you think you will need more for shrinkage, directional print, pattern matching or print repeat, please purchase accordingly.

Blouse: 44" (112 cm) wide fabric: 2 - 3 yd (1.8 - 2.7 m) // 54" (137 cm) wide fabric: 1 1/2 - 2 1/4 yd (1.4 - 2.1 m).

Dress: 44" (112 cm) wide fabric: 2 3/4 - 4 yd (2.5 - 3.7 m) // 54" (137 cm) wide fabric: 2 - 3 1/4 yd (1.8 - 3 m).

Sizing: US 0 – 30 (approx. UK 8 – 30, based on our standardised size chart) with A/B and C/D bust cup options. Please also check the designer's size chart and finished garment measurements.

Use the high bust and full bust measurements to determine your size. If you fall between sizes, size down. It is always recommended to sew a test garment to confirm fit.

This pattern includes two bust cup options, and the cup size is determined by calculating the difference between the high and full bust. If the difference between your high bust and full bust is between 0” and 2” (5 cm) use the A/B cup. If the difference is between 2” (5 cm) and 4” (10 cm) use the C/D cup. If you have more than a 4” (10 cm) difference, you may need a full bust adjustment.

Notions: 1/2 yd (0.4 m) of tricot fusible interfacing; five 1/2" (12.7 mm) buttons for View A // Optional: safety pin or turning tool.

PDF pattern includes: Step-by-step illustrated instructions; US letter/A4 print-at-home pattern (77 pages); US copy shop pattern (36" x 155"); A0 copy shop pattern (4 sheets) // Layers: Yes // Projector file: No.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Megan Pawson
Cute summer dress

This is such a nice pattern. I made view B in a size zero, based on my bust measurements ( as advised in the pattern). I was a little worried that it would be too tight on top but it turned out to be a good fit.
the pattern instructions are clear and easy to follow.
I added the waist ties in the front darts for a little more definition and turned the hem up by an extra half centimetre to make it slightly shorter. The fabric is a double gauze that I purchased years ago- next time I will use a viscose or a viscose linen for a bit more drape and swish!
I really like the end result but  I might straighten the hem on my next version- The curved hem is cute but not for me.

Perfect summer dress

This a lovely pattern for a summer dress. There are two bodice versions, one with a button front and the other with a keyhole neck. The sleeves can be made with folded cuffs and button tabs or left longer. There is a also a blouse option, which I haven’t yet tried. I made the version with button front and sleeve tabs in cotton lawn, which worked really well, and it would also be great in a fabric with more drape such as viscose.
The instructions are clear and well-illustrated, and include an abbreviated set for quick reference. I found the instructions particularly helpful on sizing and there is advice on common pattern adjustments, such as how to use the waist darts to grade between sizes.  The pattern includes two cup sizes, A/B and C/D.
I used the finished garment measurements to choose a straight size 8, and after a tissue fit of the bodice, lowered the waist dart points by about an inch and used the size 10 dart legs to create a bit more ease at the waist. For me this gave a perfect fit. It’s a pull-on dress so important not to have the waist too tight in order to be able to get it over your upper body.

The pattern pieces came together very smoothly and I enjoyed all the sewing. I’m not certain whether I like the high/low hem on me, but that’s just personal taste, and would be easy to level off. Super pleased with my dress though and will definitely use this excellent pattern again.

Fringe Dress - Chalk & Notch

I adore this dress ❤

The instructions are excellent. There are explanations for common fit alterations at the start and each view is seperate so you don't have to keep skipping pages. I like the construction order, it was nice to have attaching the bodice to the skirt as the last step instead of hemming!

I made this version out of a crepe and it works perfectly.

I followed the chart for my measurements and the fit is lovely, a defined waist that still goes over my shoulders. I inserted waist ties because I thought it would be looser fitting but I could have got away without them. Mine are inserted into the front darts, but you can put them in the side seams or back darts.

I really enjoyed this pattern and think it's a great shape for transitional wear,  it goes well with bare legs or tights and boots!

Fabulous Fringe Dress

This is my first attempt at the Chalk and Notch Fringe dress and I used a silky cotton lawn which has drape.

I did a quick bodice muslin using the 16 C/D size. It was a perfect fit. This is my second Chalk and Notch pattern and the instructions are excellent and result in a great finish.

There are no closures in this version and I love the notched neckline. I made the waist ties to draw in the waistline.

I measure exactly with the pattern measurements and the resulting for is perfect. My one note is that as it's a pull on dress it's fairly snug pulling the waist over my bust when getting dressed. Just be aware of you have mobility issues.

I am going to make this again, possibly using the other neckline option. It's a total winner.

Mel Forrest
Pretty details for effortless style.

I've seen lots of beautiful versions of this pattern pop-up on Instagram, so I thought it was about time I made my own! It's a simple sew and I think seamstresses with a range of experience would be able to successfully sew their own top or dress. I chose to make View A, which has a button up front, but I opted for the cuff sleeve option from View B. I included the waist ties to ensure I got a nice silhouette and decided to insert them into the front darts (alternatively you can stitch them into the back darts or the side seams).

The fabric I used is a really gorgeous Dashwood Studio viscose that I was gifted by Sew By The Sea in Margate. It behaved very well while I was sewing, as viscose goes, and I think the drape is perfect for this pattern. The colour is a lovely warm mustard yellow with a small botanical motif and I think this will work really well as a transitional piece in my wardrobe as the weather cools down and we head into autumn.

The instructions are really very good and each step was clearly written with well thought out diagrams. I like how the different versions have separate sections in the instruction booklet, although I did have to skip between the sections to be able to combine elements of the different versions.

I made a straight size 4 with not alterations, as this size suited my own measurements most closely (bust 33", waist 27" and hips 38"). Despite making the bust cup size A/B bodice, I have found it to gape quite a bit at the neckline. I think I would make the size 2 next time, as this might be a better fit for me.

I'm really pleased with my finished dress and I think it will be a very well-worn garment in my wardrobe. My favourite details are the pretty curved hem, the cute buttons and of course, the pockets! I've already worn it several times, both to work and out and about - the waist ties were a very welcome feature after bottomless brunch!