December 18, 2014

Girl Charlee Fabrics :: December Knit Picks

  Welcome to our December Knit Picks Collection! The winter weather is leaving us feeling cold, so we picked some bright and cheery Girl Charlee projects to warm up everyone's spirits! Our customers are always surprising us with the amazing creations they send us, and we are so excited to be sharing them with you today. Thank you to everyone who submitted projects for this month's Knit Picks and please keep them coming!

Item: Seena Doman Tee

By: Amy Mayen

Blog: Sewsnbows

Item: Women's Skirt

By: Kim Danek


Item: Mommy and Me Tops

By: Michelle Painter

Shop: Designs By M Painter

Item: Pleated Skirt

By: Andrea Henry

Item: Baby Booties

By: Marta Gian 

Shop: TITOT

Item: Feather Shirt 

By: Monica Swift



Item: Bimaa Sweater

By: Jennifer Hill

Blog: Crafty Mamas

Item: Short Sleeve Onesie

By: Rachael S.


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! Just email 1 to 2 images of your projects to gcblog(at)girlcharlee(dot)com along with your name for a chance to see it on our next KnitPicks.


Happy sewing!


~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team

December 16, 2014

Tutorial Tuesday :: KnitFix Cowl Scarf by A Lemon Squeezy Home


Girl Charlee KnitFix has been flying off the shelves this month!  One of my favorite KnitFix creations so far is a really beautiful winter perfect cowl scarf from Christie of A Lemon Squeezy Home.  She used one of her KnitFix fabrics to create the Cowl Scarf, and she provided this easy to follow tutorial so everyone can make one.  Enjoy!
Because you are using a knit fabric for part of this scarf, you won't have to worry about finishing the edges of that fabric. You can just pin in place, and sew it up!
Any of the light to medium weight KnitFix fabrics would be perfect to use for this scarf! If you want to use a knit fabric from the store, try a Cotton Jersey, Cotton Lycra, or Ponte De Roma:
There is still a few of the December KnitFix left if you want to try your hand with one of the 6 amazing knits you get!  Buy one here while quantities last.
Be sure to join our KnitFix Facebook Group!  This is the best place to buy, trade, sell, and show off what you make with your KnitFix fabrics. 
  
We hope you enjoy this tutorial and 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 KnitPicks!

Happy sewing!


~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team

December 12, 2014

Girl Charlee Fabrics :: NEW Indie Sewing Patterns Round Up

We have fantastic new women's patterns this week from four of our independent sewing pattern designers at Girl Charlee! Winter Wear Designs, See Kate Sew, Jocole, and Named each have a new patterns available in our shop that are perfect for some selfish sewing this holiday season.  See a few of our favorites here, and be sure to shop the complete selection of sewing patterns at Girl Charlee today!
Winter Wear Designs
Winter Wear Designs are PDF sewing patterns created and designed by Suzanne Winter. As a mother of three, Suzanne understands the importance of stylish yet WEARABLE clothing for both women and children. She hopes her collection will inspire more people to sew with confidence. Suzanne grew up sewing at home, she then studied costume design in college. As a professional photographer she has an eye for detail and a desire to make all people feel great about how they look!
Winter Wear Designs Champs Elysee Cross Back Blazer Sewing Pattern
This pattern is a blazer designed with princess seams and the option of a gathered sleeve or straight sleeve. You also have the option of short, 3/4 length, or long sleeves - so it is perfect for all seasons. All of the internal seams are finished with bias tape for a professional finish that adds a great pop when the jacket is opened. The Cross Back Blazer can dress up or down easily so that it works perfectly at the office or on the playground. The cross back allows for ease of movement and a relaxed fit yet it still has a tailored finish that will convince anyone that it came from a high end store.


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 See Kate Sew
Kate Blocher is a young and highly driven fashion enthusiast. She turns her love of creating into DIY tutorials, refashions and sewing tips as content creator of seekatesew.com. Kate is also a happy wife and mother of two. She loves clothes, running, stacks of fabric and everything about sewing!

The ADELAIDE is a vintage inspired top with a modern flair. The yoked front and keyholed back make this top totally unique and perfect for the warm weather. Add a ruffle and decorative buttons for wardrobe versatility. Pattern features side darts in the front and an elastic and button closure in the back. This pattern comes with sizes XXS through XL. This is an intermediate level sewing pattern.




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Jocole
All patterns are designed and handmade by Jodi Jean, super mom to 4 kinds under the age of 4, of Jocole. Jocole patterns are hand-drafted and then scanned and digitized into professional patterns. Each size is clearly marked for ease of cutting and are just perfect for knits!
Jocole Ladies Quick Dress Sewing Pattern
Loose fitting hip length top or knee length dress with a flattering a-line shape below the waist. Easy pull over style (NO buttons or zippers). LOTS of options included: Optional contrasting yoke. Optional elastic under the bust, at the waist or at the hips. Optional boatneck or scoopneck neckline. Optional inseam pockets and 7 sleeve options. This pattern is QUICK to make. The hardest and most time consuming part is printing, taping and cutting -- but it sews together fast.



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Named Clothing
Named is an independent clothing pattern label founded by Finnish sisters Saara and Laura Huhta. Named garments are a combination of Scandinavian clean-lined simplicity and interesting details. Named launches two main collections a year, and the patterns have five levels of difficulty, which means that anyone from a beginner to a more experienced sewer can find patterns suited to their skill level.

The Yona is a loose fitting and lined boyfriend style coat with a V-neckline and peaked notch lapels. It features a raglan cut, mid-thigh length, lined patch pockets in the front and a belt closure (optional button closure included). This pattern comes with sizes US 0 to 14 (EUR 32 - 46, UK 4 – 18). This is an advanced level sewing pattern. Suggested fabrics are mid to heavy weight wovens such as wool or wool blends or you can also use a stable knit such a Ponte de Roma or sweatshirt knit.



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   Follow Girl Charlee Fabrics's board Perfect Sewing Patterns for Knits on Pinterest.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