April 21, 2017

Girl Charlee Fabrics :: NEW Sewing Patterns from Zierstoff Patterns



We are excited to announce the addition of German-based Zierstoff Patterns to our collection of indie sewing patterns! These knit-friendly patterns will keep you and your little ones both stylish and cozy, with several of matching options for babies, children, and women. Below are a few of our favorites from Zierstoff Patterns along with our hand selection of coordinating knits from Girl Charlee Fabrics. Enjoy!



Zierstoff Patterns
Zierstoff Patterns offer hundreds of fresh patterns drafted in-house and designed for real life. With quality drafting and clear instructions, sewists of all skill levels are sure to love Zierstoff's offerings.
 
Our lovely KATI maxi dress or shirt features a gorgeously draping waterfall neckline. This project is so quick to sew and flattering to wear. You may want to sew a few and make it your new summer staple! 

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The GINA jersey skirt features an elastic waistband and a pretty silhouette. Also available in sizes 6 months to 5 years and Childrens 5 to 12.

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Harem pants are so hot right now! Sew your own, with our JELLA pattern. JELLA features a centre panel that you can sew in the main fabric or contrasting for a playful aesthetic. Also available in sizes Childrens 5 to 12 and Juniors M to Women's XL.

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Our lovely MARIETTA shirt features an overlapped bodice and comes with three versions. Pick and choose from the included options to sew MARIETTA with a standard length, a longer length, with or without a dividing seam under the bust, and long or short sleeves. The longer versions include a strip of narrow elastic at the side seams, making this a perfect maternity top, and the overlapping bodice allows for easy access for nursing mothers.

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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.

Happy sewing!
~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team
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April 18, 2017

Tutorial Tuesday :: 30 Minute Top with FREE Sewing Pattern from On The Cutting Floor

There is no greater feeling than being able to make your own "basic" wardrobe essentials, and for this weeks Tutorial Tuesday we have this 30 Minute Top with FREE Sewing Pattern from Daniela of On The Cutting Floor. With pattern available in sizes 4-22, this top is sure to become your new favorite basic tee.  Sew it up in a simple solid or try a fun print like a floral or novelty design. As it only takes 30 minutes to make, you're going to want it in many different colors and prints. Enjoy!


This pattern is perfect for beginners because it consists of two pieces (front and back). Simply attach the side seams, fold in and sew the neckline and cuffs, and hem- it is such a fast sew!


Daniela recommends using a stable knit fabric, like cotton lycra or brushed poly spandex. 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!

Happy Sewing!
~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team
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Girl Charlee Fabrics :: Festival Season Sewing Pattern Capsule Collection


Festival Season is in full swing and whether you're in the front row, at poolside parties, or hanging with friends in the back, you can be EVERYWHERE in style with our new Festival Season Sewing Pattern Capsule!  Included are a wide range of boho-chic sewing patterns that will take your wardrobe to a whole new level with fabulous tops, dresses, rompers, and more.  Everyone will be asking where you bought your outfit. See the entire collection below along with on-trend fabrics from the shop, and find all Girl Charlee Pattern Capsules Here. Enjoy!


Striped Swallow Designs Womens Desert Breeze Sewing Pattern ::
The Desert Breeze was designed with open shoulder sleeves and two strap styles for unique looks. Choose soft fluttering sleeves or straight modern sleeves to adorn this breezy top or dress.

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The Goddess Romper Dress is the perfect summer pattern! With two different sleeve options, four romper versions and three dress versions, you are sure to find the perfect style to suit your individual tastes! Designed for woven fabric, there is also a bonus pattern hack for a strapless knit version included! It's like getting 20 patterns in one! Start the summer off by making something fabulous for YOU! 

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The Roscoe Blouse and Dress is a boho-inspired garment with a gathered neckline and raglan sleeves.The neckline is finished with a center slit and neckties. The sleeves are designed to hit a few inches above the wrist. View A is a blouse, view B is a mini dress or tunic and view C hits mid-calf. Views B and C have a large ruffle at the bottom. 

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Playful and casual playsuit with wrap front and drawstring closure. Skirt panel at the front covers the legs of the playsuit. Drawstring casing and gathers at the waist. Racer back and double spaghetti straps. The bodice is lined.

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The Florence Kimono its the free-spirited gal’s best friend. Easy to throw on over a pair of jeans or leggings in the spring (or shorts in the summer!), it’s simple style is always making a statement and makes it easy to dress up your typical jeans and tee look. This flowy jacket takes minimal time to sew up and can add flair to any wardrobe.

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The Zooey Bikini Top Sewing Pattern is a 1950's inspired design. It features princess seams over the bust, which are easy to alter to get the best fit possible, a gathered centre front accentuated with a contrasting band, and halter neckties. 

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Want to sew a simple, chic, comfortable and stylish sundress with or without pockets to wear all summer long? Then the Riverwalk Sundress pattern is for you! This easy to sew women’s sundress pattern includes options for a strapless sundress or a dress with straps, 3 empire bodice lengths (petite, regular or tall), 3 skirt lengths (petite, regular or tall); two waistband options (elastic or not), includes a sash (optional) or it can be worn with your favorite belt and it can be made with or without pockets!

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The Carma Camisole is a very simple jersey top or dress than can be made with all of your jersey remnants! The top is a basic for any wardrobe, to be used as a top, undergarment, or camisole. The pattern is perfect for layering as well.

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A soon to be summer staple, the Women's Coachella Shorts feature a fun trim detail -- there are so many different trim options that you get a unique look each time you make them. Just change up the trim and voila! These perfect-for-summer shorts are trendy, comfy and so much fun! Pattern includes 3 different rise options (low, mid and high), as well as 2 lengths (2" and 4" inseam). New Slim Fit option also included.

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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 pictures to gcblog@girlcharlee.com.

Happy sewing!
~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team
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