November 17, 2017

Girl Charlee Fabrics :: NEW Sewing Patterns from Pattern Emporium



We have just added several new women's sewing patterns to the shop from popular indie designer Pattern Emporium. With several customization options included in each new pattern, you'll receive up to 7 different patterns in ONE! Below are a few of our favorite new patterns paired with fabrics from the shop, but be sure to look through our complete collection from Pattern Emporium at girlcharlee.com today. Happy Sewing!



Pattern Emporium
Kate McAuley of Pattern Emporium combines her 20+ years of experience as a designer in the fashion industry with her talent for flair, fit & function to bring you sewing patterns that allow you to create your own wearable fashion at home.


 
Pattern Emporium Wanderlust Dress Sewing Pattern ::
The Wanderlust Dress is designed for stretch knit fabrics & features a selection of necklines, sleeves & dress lengths. The bodice section is designed to fit the upper body firmly but comfortably & includes a centre back seam, allowing you to further shape the dress to suit your body if required. With 4 lengths to choose from, the skirt section flares out in a wide & flattering A-line silhouette, from the hip bone to the hemline. The slimline sleeve comes in three lengths & there are two flared sleeves with a softer, more relaxed fit, making it an all season pattern.

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The Foxy Legs are semi-relaxed like a jogger & are a great alternative for leggings when working out, but these awesome pants are designed for much more than just sport. Foxy legs are casual, dressy, comfy, fun, funky, sporty... dress them up or dress them down... Wear them your way. Designed to be made from stretch knit fabrics, the Foxy Legs pants fit snugly around the butt with comfortable, streamlined legs. With 4 different waistband options to choose from, the mid rise waistband sits just below the waist, whilst the low rise sits on the lower waist. And they have pockets!! Finished with a cuff, these are the perfect knit pants for every day (and night) of the week.

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The Allure Bell Sleeve Top is a semi-fitted top featuring a two piece sleeve with a flared bell style design. There are 3 bell styles to choose from so you can mix and match to create different looks. Classic has a subtle flare. Great for a small nod to fashion; perfect for a work top. Modern is a fuller flared bell style. This versatile bell shape works well for casual, chic, day or night & is perfect for layering. Dramatic is a full circle bell. An awesome statement piece; perfect for a date night top.

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The Starlight HiLo Stretch Knit Skirt features a raised front hemline & lowered back hemline in an A-line silhouette. 3 styles - Extreme, Subtle & Party; 2 Pocket Styles - Stitched & Jean-style; 3 Waistbands - Stretch Knit, Fold-over Yoga & Enclosed Elastic Waistbands.

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View and purchase these sewing patterns and more on girlcharlee.com! If you sew up any of these patterns with our fabrics please send us images as we would love to see it and you could be featured on our monthly Knit Picks*. Email your pictures to gcblog@girlcharlee.com.
*Please note that all images submitted are subject for Girl Charlee promotional use.

Happy sewing!
~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team

November 14, 2017

Tutorial Tuesday :: Slouchy Cardi with FREE Sewing Pattern from Peppermint Magazine


With the weather cooling down, now is the perfect time to stock up on all of your favorite layering pieces, including all the sweaters and cardigans that your closet will hold! Todays Tutorial Tuesday features this cozy Slouchy Cardi Tutorial with FREE Sewing Pattern designed by In the Folds for Peppermint Magazine. With its cute aesthetic, relaxed fit, and in-seam pockets, this Slouchy Cardi is sure to become your new favorite wardrobe staple that you will want to sew again and again. Click here for the entire tutorial and happy sewing!


My favorite thing about this tutorial is the attention to details. With simple illustrations paired with detailed written instructions to take you every step of the way, you'll be finished in no time!


For your new cardigan, you will need a light to medium weight knit fabric with at least 20% stretch. Depending on the look and feel you're going for, I recommend starting your search with Cotton Jerseys and Hacci Sweater Knits. A few of my picks from the store:
We hope you enjoy this tutorial! We love to see what you sew up so please send 1-2 images* of any project you make with Girl Charlee Fabrics to gcblog@girlcharlee.com and you might see your creation featured in our next Knit Picks!
*Please note that all images submitted are subject for Girl Charlee promotional use.

Happy Sewing!
~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team

November 10, 2017

Girl Charlee Fabrics :: NEW Sewing Patterns from Valentine & Stitch

We are excited to announce the addition of Valentine & Stitch to our collection of indie sewing patterns! These knit-friendly sewing patterns are both trendy and cozy, making them perfect for everyday wear. Included are two gorgeous women's patterns that are full of customization options, along with an adorable girl's skirt with sizes for little ones and tweens. Below is more about Valentine & Stitch, along with each new pattern paired with coordinating fabrics from the shop. Enjoy!



Valentine & Stitch
Valentine & Stitch design beautiful PDF sewing patterns for use with knit/ jersey fabric. They currently offer patterns for women and girls, and their aim is to offer patterns that will help you create stylish, comfortable garments for your everyday wardrobe. All Valentine & Stitch patterns are tiled manually to use as little paper as possible if you’re printing at home, and all are available in size A0 (copy shop format) as well.



 
Dune is a summer top or maxi dress that you can make with a round neck or a scoop neck. The top has a kick hem for a flattering line, and the maxi dress can be styled casually in cotton for a day at the beach, or dressy in a slinky fabric for summer nights!

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Daisy is a girls’ skirt that comes in four variations: half circle mini skirt, quarter circle mini skirt, half circle midi skirt and quarter circle midi skirt. This is the tween version of the Daisy Skirt for Girls.

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Daisy is a girls’ skirt that comes in four variations: half circle mini skirt, quarter circle mini skirt, half circle midi skirt and quarter circle midi skirt. This is the girl's version of the Daisy Skirt for Tweens.

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Angelina is a fitted top or dress which you can make sleeveless, with short flutter sleeves, or with elbow-length flutter sleeves. With six different versions to make, there are many ways to sew Angelina to suit your style!

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View and purchase these sewing patterns and more on girlcharlee.com! If you sew up any of these patterns with our fabrics please send us images as we would love to see it and you could be featured on our monthly Knit Picks. Email your pictures to gcblog@girlcharlee.com*.
*Please note that all images submitted are subject for Girl Charlee promotional use.

Happy sewing!

~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team