January 19, 2017

January Customer Spotlight :: April Behunin of SkuttleBum


Our January Customer Spotlight features April Behunin of SkuttleBum, an adorable handmade children's apparel and accessories shop. What started as a small shop exclusively selling baby leggings has grown exponentially, with the addition of beanies, headbands, dresses, and more! Below is more about April and her growing company. Enjoy!




About April ::
Hi, this is April from SkuttleBum! Two years ago I was at a completely different point in my life. I had a brand new baby which stripped me right out of corporate America to a life led at home. I started Skuttlebum, a handmade baby and toddler apparel shop as a way of providing for my family, but also a way to scratch the itch that I never knew was there. In a matter of only a few months I was able to create an online presence and develop a brand, all while tending to my baby girl. The idea was to create unique, hip, and affordable clothing that can’t be found at your typical big box stores. Girl Charlee was the perfect source for fun knit fabric, at competitive prices, that would stand the test of babies learning to crawl, and toddlers learning to run and play hard. 
It started with just baby leggings, but I have since been able to grow my product lines into harems, shorts, beanies, and headbands. I have most recently branched in designing and printing t-shirts as well. I have a lot of great things in store for the future of Skuttlebum and I am looking forward to every minute of it. Girl Charlee will continue to be at the core of our brand as we continue with our everyday staples like buffalo plaid, florals, and camo all while cutting and sewing the next great thing. 

Visit SkuttleBum today! 
We hope you have enjoyed reading about April. If you would like to be featured in our next Customer Spotlight post, email gcblog@girlcharlee.com and we will get in touch.

~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team

January 17, 2017

Tutorial Tuesday :: Raglan Tunic Top from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom




Tunic length tops are incredibly popular because they are so comfortable to wear and easy to pair with leggings and other bottoms. This Raglan Tunic Top Tutorial and FREE Sewing Pattern from Jamie Sanders of Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom is sure to become your new favorite top, as it can be customized exactly how you want it. In her different samples, Jamie changes the sleeve length, neckline, and cuffs to create a unique look every time! Pick up a couple of yards of your favorite Girl Charlee Fabrics and print out this free indie pattern to start sewing right away!


The pattern and tutorial is based off of Jaime's original Girl's Raglan Tunic Top, so now you and your little one can match!

Between her posts Jaime sews up her raglans in several different knit fabric types, from a lightweight jersey to a sweatshirt fleece. Depending on how you want your raglan to look and feel, you can use just about any knit! I suggest starting your search with cotton jersey, french terry, 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!

Happy Sewing!
~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team
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Girl Charlee Fabrics :: NEW Sewing Patterns from Mouse House Creations



Girl Charlee has just added four new and adorable patterns from Mouse House Creations to our collection of independent sewing patterns, including the popular Janie Knit Dress. These precious garments are going to make your little one the most stylish girl in school, and with a huge range of sizes from 3m-12, they will be able to grow with their new patterns. Pick up your favorite new Mouse House Creations Sewing Patterns along with perfect fabrics today all at GirlCharlee.com. Enjoy!

Mouse House Creations
My name is Hayley and I am the blogger behind Welcome to the Mouse House, which features posts on sewing, crafts, interior design, and family. I started selling my patterns late last year and it has been a huge success and something I am very proud of. Mouse House Creations patterns are designed to represent a classic style, but with modern appeal, and many more to come!

Mouse House Creations Janie Dress and Peplum Sewing Pattern ::
The Janie comes with the options of short sleeves, 3/4 sleeves, or long sleeves. The skirt can be a regular circle skirt, a gathered circle skirt, or a peplum. Wovens can be used for the gathered circle skirt option. The necklines include a basic neckline, a cowl, a ballet scoop back, and a peter pan collar.
Try one of these fabrics:
The light and breezy Persimmon Sundress pattern is a perfect choice for hot summer days. Swing in a hammock, soak up the sun and listen to birds sing. Not a single worry in the world. The Persimmon can be made in either top or dress lengths. It features inverted pleats, optional side ruffles, and flap pockets. It is perfect made up in quilting weight cotton or lighter weight cotton voile and lawn for a softer look. 

Try one of these fabrics:
Mouse House Creations Sydney Romper and Pinafore Sewing Pattern ::
The Sydney has a bib style front, criss cross straps on the back, a flat front skirt, shorts or bubble shorts, and an elasticized back. The dress can grow with the child from a dress to a tunic. The bubble romper is perfect for babies and toddlers and includes a placket for easy diaper changes. The Sydney is the perfect layering item!

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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January 13, 2017

Girl Charlee Fabrics :: NEW Sewing Patterns from Petite Stitchery & Co



We are excited to announce the addition of our friends from Petite Stitchery & Co to Girl Charlee Fabrics collection of indie sewing pattern designers! Perfect for the little ones in your life, with patterns for girls and patterns for babies, these adorable outfits are a must have in every girl's wardrobe. Each sewing pattern features many customization options from sleeve lengths to optional accents. Below is more about Petite Stitchery & Co along with a few of our favorite new patterns paired with perfect knits from the shop. Enjoy!





Petite Stitchery & Co PDF Patterns are created in interchangeable collections to provide you with a complete style not just an individual pattern. We strive to create stylish and comfortable patterns with detailed instructions that you will allow you to love and create the pattern over and over again.

The Sparrow knit top and tunic offers 3 different sleeve lengths. The pattern has 3 different skirt lengths to choose from; top, high-low and tunic. The slight peplum covers the drop waist perfectly and gives it a finished look. But, Sparrow is so much more than a top. The hi-lo length and tunic length peplums pair well with jeans, pants, or leggings. The tunic length peplums provide good coverage and dress up any pair of leggings.

Try one of these fabrics:
The Fawn legging pattern is your new go-to knit legging pattern. Fawn comes with a simple legging pattern or a tuxedo stripe legging pattern. This is the perfect staple item for your little lady’s fall wardrobe.

Try one of these fabrics:
The Rosemary Crop Sweater is a versatile light-weight outer wear PDF pattern. There are two length options, Crop or Full length, to choose from and either 3/4 sleeves or long sleeves, both with the option of a rolled cuff. This pattern has stylish details and three cowl options; simple, simple with a button placket, or a split cowl. The Rosemary Sweater looks fantastic layered over a dress and so cozy over shirt. The construction makes it reversible for twice the usage and twice the fun!

Try one of these fabrics:
The Sapphire pattern is a knit layering top full of options. There are 3 different sleeve lengths. You can choose to add adorable accents like flutters to the shoulders or ruffles to the arms. This top is perfect by itself or as an adorable layering piece.

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