March 27, 2017

Girl Charlee Fabrics :: BOLT Into Spring Sewing Contest


BOLT Into Spring with an all new sewing contest! Sew up your favorite BOLT by Girl Charlee cotton spandex knits for you and your loved ones, and you could win a $75 Girl Charlee gift card! Enter by emailing pictures of your handmade BOLT projects to gcblog@girlcharlee.com by April 24th. Below are some of the many fabrics that you can use, and be sure to follow @girlcharleebolt on Instagram and Facebook for project inspiration. Good luck!

Girl Charlee BOLT Into Spring Sewing Contest Rules ::
  • Sew any project that you want with our 100% Made in the USA BOLT by Girl Charlee Collection Fabrics
  • Send 1 to 2 images of each of your projects to gcblog@girlcharlee.com.
  • You may enter as many times as you want. We are so excited to see what you create!
Girl Charlee owner Heather Peterson with the Stonemountain and Daughter Fabrics Team, wearing their BOLT by Girl Charlee creations!

All projects must be submitted by 11:59 PM PST, April 24th, 2016, and one winner will be announced on April 25th.  Please share your projects on social media using the hashtags #girlcharleebolt and #gcsewandwin. We wish you the best of luck!

Happy sewing and good luck!
~ The Girl Charlee Team
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March 24, 2017

Girl Charlee Fabrics :: NEW Sewing Patterns from Blueprints for Sewing



We are excited to announce the addition of Blueprints for Sewing to our collection of indie sewing pattern designers! These four women's patterns are inspired by beautiful architecture and showcase structured, geometric designs & elements along with several color blocking opportunities. Below is more about Blueprints for Sewing and the entire collection each paired with our selection of fabrics from the shop. Enjoy!



Blueprints for Sewing
Blueprints for Sewing patterns are inspired by architecture and built by you. Each pattern includes a story about its architectural inspiration, alteration instructions for a great fit, and sewing tips to build your skills. Each design is thoughtfully drafted with fun, functional details paired with simple and stylish cuts.
 

The Saltbox Tee or Tank is inspired by a colonial home with an odd, asymmetrical roof line. If features a pieced bodice in front and back, a side vent at the hip, and a boat neck. Great for a beginner, the Saltbox tee features short sleeves that are easy to set in due to having minimal sleeve cap ease and a slightly dropped shoulder. The saltbox tank has a nicely cut armhole and small straps, finished with bias facing. 

Try one of these fabrics:
Geodesic is a pullover inspired by the Geodesic dome. Version 1 is a loose fitting crop top that hits at the natural waist. Version 2 is a tunic length top with cozy pockets. Cut straight, it is fitted at the hip an loose through the rest of the body. 

Try one of these fabrics:
The shirt is styled with bias facing around neckline, armhole, and hem. This allows for an opportunity to use contrast stitching around hems as well. The shift is styled with bias binding around the neckline, armhole, and hem. Bias binding can be purchased, or made from self or contrasting fabric. Both shirt and shift feature comfortable and easy to fit kimono sleeves.

Try one of these fabrics:
A-Frame is a pencil or a-line skirt inspired by the iconic A-Frame house. Popular in the 50's and 60's, the A-Frame embodies the DIY spirit, the love of the outdoors, and the modern aesthetic. It features triangular seaming and pockets, in either a fitted pencil or swingy a-line style. It includes a center back zipper and buttoned waistband. The skirt sits at the natural waist and ends just below the knee. The pencil skirt version features a kick pleat at the center back seam. 

Try one of these fabrics:
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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March 23, 2017

Girl Charlee Fabrics :: March Knit Picks

We have tallied up your votes and the March Knit Picks winner is... Felicia Bass! Congratulations!! A huge THANK YOU to everyone who submitted pictures and voted this month. Below is the entire collection of March Knit Picks, along with links to each of the fabrics used. You can learn more about how Knit Picks Voting works here, and submit your handmade Girl Charlee projects for an upcoming Knit Picks feature by emailing gcblog@girlcharlee.com. We will be announcing the April voting contest on April 17th, so be sure to get your entries in as soon as possible. Enjoy!

Item: Women's Cardigan

By: Meriel Aho


Fabric: Original Feathers on White Cotton Jersey Blend Knit Fabric


Item: Women's Dress

By: Nikki Schreiner

Blog: Pin Cut Sew


Item: Women's Top

By: Carolyn Rychener




Item: Women's Dolman

By: Jesie Ostermiller

Instagram: @knitty_jo

Fabric: Hacci Sweater Knit Fabric


Item: Women's Dress

By: Elesia Marie

Fabric: Pink Green Retro Apples on Pink Cotton Jersey Knit Fabric


Item: Girl's Dress

By: Heather Cole

Thank you all for the submissions! If you did not see yours posted here never fear it will be up in a future feature. If you have not sent us a pic we would love to feature it! Learn more about the new Knit Picks Voting here.

Happy sewing!
~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team