Chalk and Notch Cascade maxi

What can I say, I adore Chalk and Notch patterns. When I first saw Gabriela’s dress as part of her Wanderlust Blog tour post, i instantly fell in love and started nagging, when will you release this pattern pretty please, I need this heheh so when she called for testers I HAD to apply.

The dress is not only quick to sew but the result is so dreamy! Seriously, every dress created by every tester was utterly stunning, you simply cannot go wrong. Emi from Just add Fabric and I actually joked about calling this a unicorn dress, because no matter what fabric choice you chose, the dress always turn out beautifully, see for yourself…

Gaafmachine || Just Add Fabric || Idle Sunshine || Ellie’s Handmade || Threadbear Garments ||  Mie Made Memories || Kaleidothought || My own sweet melody || Kneesocks and Goldilocks ||

What I love about the Cascade maxi is the fact that it’s a simple yet elegant dress with its bias cut creating a beautiful flow and drape that cascades into a lovely train at the back.

View A – Main fabric is 100% rayon


This dress does consume a lot of fabric but oh, it’s so worth it!!! My daughter thinks the dress is perfection (yep .. she said “this dress is perfect”) and she feels like a princess in it.

I knew the dress was a winner since she:

  1. refuse the take the dress off
  2. request a second dress and even picked the fabric (the flamingo one) and;
  3. does not require any bribes to model it

She is a massive maxi fan so when I made the first dress for her in View B – with the contrast band she was so delighted she couldn’t stop twirling and posing …

View B – Main fabric is a Cloud9 organic cotton with a black cotton voile band

… however some of her poses were a bit questionable (I’m not sure lying on a yoga mat is very attractive LOL)  or wearing a flamingo headband with the flamingo dress goes … hmm might be a bit too much darling???


How about we keep it simple … sometimes, less is more which is what this dress is all about.


The little details such as the box pleat on the front bodice along with the cross over straps on the back are nice touches that complements the overall sophisticated elegance of the dress.


Truly, this is a must have pattern and it comes in sizes 2 to 12 years! We love it so much we are planning on a few more especially with summer upon us (here in Australia) … now if only there was a lady’s version … hint hint Gabriela …

The pattern is currently on sale for its release till Sunday 25th September at 25% off and you can get it from here at Chalk and Notch website or here at  Chalk and Notch etsy so don’t delay and happy sewing!



20 thoughts on “Chalk and Notch Cascade maxi

  1. I love her flamingo glasses! Yes, thank you for the nudge to get going on this dress – I needed it! You are such an expert seamstress I love learning tips from you! Thank you so much for joining me again. XO


  2. Super cute Thao! I love that black border, it’s such a great feature!! I cannot agree with you on her styling though, that girl has series talent haha! You can never have too many flamingoes – headbands included 😉 ❤


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