Make it Mine Waterfall Raglan Tour.... real life, real clothes

By Victoria As-it-Seams - 05:15

Consider this post a triumph of reality over fantasy.
I'm thrilled to be part of the  'Make it Mine' Waterfall Raglan
tour showcasing Chalk and Notch's amazingly versatile pattern.  But I do feel a bit like Cinderella...

I had visions for this top, all kinds of ideas. In fact I signed up for the tour, for two reasons. Firstly because I  spotted the most beautiful red marle sweatshirting in my local shop and a Waterfall Raglan in my mind was born... And secondly I  want to try to kick start this blog a bit, and focus on clothes that I know I will wear, such as the Waterfall Raglan. 

But 'Life' conspired against my vision. The gorgeous red marle was gone when I went back to the shop. And my job got stressful, with lots of meetings in our head office in the big town near our home. I had no time. Only just enough to run out on my 'lunch break' in the big town to the one other fabric store and buy this pink jersey. In two seconds... no choice. no messing... This is my life.

I wanted to sew a waterfall raglan dress for my daughter. It's a cute wearable dress, but also she livens up a blogpost. And I feel less self-conscious posing as a two-some. 
It's a quick sew - but even so I only finished her dress on the Sunday morning before this,  our one 'daylight' window for pix together. (Don't look closely - it's not hemmed.. shhh) .

We took a Sunday afternoon stroll up the valley near us to the beautiful valley immortalised by English writer Laurie Lee, in Cider with Rosie. It's a gorgeous spot, with a cosy pub.... Too cosy in fact, because I had to drag Mr As it Seams out of it into the cold and fading light and beg him to take some pix. Missy of course refused to take her cardigan off. Pick your battles right? But I do kind of like the cardigan over raglan look. It's a bit bo-ho right?

So this is us, in our natural environment. Sunday afternoon. Muddy boots. Trying to squeeze too much into our days, and lives..

And these are the kind of everyday clothes we do it in. Comfortable, easy to sew, and wear. But with a sense of style.  Those raglan sleeves, that frill, it all feels so feminine, pretty and easy to throw on. 

I'm a novice when it comes to sewing knits. But I'm slowly getting there. And I think this is one pattern I'm going to return to. 

Check out all of these wonderful creations today - real women in real clothes, real life.

There are more tomorrow, with 'Date Night' looks and then some great 'hacks' on Friday
And Gabriela has put together a great prize  with two Giveaways happening during the tour.

You can enter to WIN this great prize, including these 5 pdf patterns valued at over $55.  A huge thank you to Adrianna, Sarah, Lauren, Delia, & Papercut Patterns!

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  1. I think we all can relate to you... We all try to do too much! You look beautiful and so does your daughter. Everyone should celebrate the "real life" more often. Lovely!

  2. I love everything about this post! I can totally picture your day and I am so flattered that you took time to join this tour! I love your matching waterfalls and your daughter is so precious!

  3. And you know what? It looks perfect just the way it is. These clothes will be worn and loved, and there is so much joy shining through in your pictures. I really love it!

  4. I love your everyday look! So pretty and brightens up the background, I think. And your daughter looks so lovely in her dress - I love how she styled it!

  5. this photo shoot is so good, so real. I like it because I see you as I met you in Paris! so good! love that top and I am sure your daughter will wear her dress a lot!

  6. What a fun photo shoot! I can see these photos becoming so precious as the years go by.

  7. lovely pictures!! you picked the perfect color for your tops, delightful!!

  8. I love this little glimpse into your life. Such pretty Waterfalls too!

  9. This is a wonderful blog post Victoria. The blog is part of your life and you are blogging while living. LOVE it! You both suit that pink color so well and your daughter's cardigan is the perfect addition....I bet she had a vision when she refused to take it off ;-)

  10. These are great! Love the grape colour!

  11. I think we can all relate to this! Being real is awesome, this post is awesome, the raglans are awesome!

  12. Excellent article. Very interesting to read. I really love to read such a nice article. Thanks! keep rocking.
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