Breaking Ground with Chalk and Notch

Welcome to my second post on the Breaking Ground Blog Tour.  I really liked this tour I’m already thinking about next year.  I wanted to make something for my son or my husband, but Little Bit always wins because sewing for her is so much faster and much more fun. #sorrynotsorry

Today’s post is another new to me designer Chalk and Notch.  Brooke from IdleSunshine made the Cascade Maxi Dress this past November and all I remember is this gorgeous blue contrast piece. I had to have it, but let’s be honest who’s thinking about sun dresses right after Thanksgiving? This girl. I bought it.  Fast forward several months and I couldn’t decide what I wanted to make for this tour. Then I remembered I had this pattern and spring has fake sprung in NJ.


A little about the Cascade Maxi Dress there are 2 views and it comes in 9 sizes.  I really liked the layout of their instructions.  They had hyperlinks at the top of each page.  You can click them and go right to the information you need.  I. LOVE. THAT.

The pleat detail in the front is just enough to make this simple dress perfect.  It was a fast sew. It’s even faster when you aren’t sleep sewing and making silly mistakes.

Overall, we loved this one too.  I put the dress on her and she immediately started twirling. That’s a win right?

Today is FULL of bloggers breaking ground. Check out the other great creations being revealed today.

Anne-Mari Sews, Tales of a Tester, Sewing By Ti, Musings of A Seamstress, Harper + Lu, Sewing A La Carte, Sprouting Jube Jube, Lulu & Celeste


Missed a day? Catch up here.

Monday March 20- Anne-Mari Sews, Sewing By Ti, Musings of A Seamstress, Tenille’s Thread, Couturious, Embrace Everyday, Sewing A La Carte

Tuesday March 21- mahlicadesigns, Kaleidothought, Ronda B Handmade, Elizabeth Made This

Wednesday March 22- Rainy Day Sewing, Anne-Mari Sews, Sprouting Jube Jube, Sewing A La Carte, Tales of a Tester

Thursday March 23- mahlicadesigns, Lulu & Celeste, Very Blissful, Sprouting Jube Jube, Ronda B Handmade, Adventures with Bubba and Bug

Friday March 24- Anne-Mari Sews, Tales of a Tester, Sewing By Ti, Musings of A Seamstress, Harper + Lu, Sewing A La Carte

11 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh my, dresses like this make me wish I had girls to sew for. The design is just right for showing off large scale prints too.
    Thanks for joining in the tour.


    1. melkitho says:

      Thank you and thanks for having us!


  2. simplybyti says:

    She looks like she couldn’t be happier with her new dress.


  3. Ronda Bowen says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this. Love the fabric, love the fit, love how happy she is wearing it. ❤ ❤ ❤


    1. melkitho says:

      Thank you! I of course bought that fabric for myself…


      1. Ronda Bowen says:

        I have some black sweater knit that I was going to make myself a cardigan and pencil skirt out of…it got used for small people things… I might be able to get one or the other out of it still. LOL


  4. She looks so sweet and cute in this dress. The match of the pattern and fabric is spot on. Good well chosen make.


  5. Indu says:

    oh my gosh, everything about this post is gorgeous!! that dress and her beautiful smile!!! The cascade maxi is a huge favorite around our house too!


    1. melkitho says:

      Thank you! It’s so quickntoo which is great!


  6. Anne-Mari says:

    Oh my! I need this pattern now!


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