June 22, 2016

Girl Charlee Fabrics :: NEW Sewing Patterns from Chalk and Notch

Girl Charlee Fabrics welcomes our newest sewing pattern designer - Chalk and Notch - to our collection of independent sewing patterns! These adorable new patterns are perfect for the most stylish girls in your life. Available in sized 18 months -12 years, your little ones will be ready for Summer in no time at all! Below are our favorites from Chalk and Notch, but be sure to shop our entire selection of sewing patterns today!

Chalk and Notch
Chalk and Notch patterns offer designs that are fashionable and unique, with patterns that include simple but detailed instructions. Pattern features include: US and A4 paper formatting, interactive clickable table of contents, layered size options so you can print only the size/sizes you want and no trim tiled pages, saving you time so you can start sewing faster. Created by Gabriela who studied fashion design and worked in the apparel industry as a pattern maker before starting Chalk and Notch.
Chalk and Notch Top Knot Romper, Dress, and Tunic Sewing Pattern::
The Top Knot pattern offers 2 romper lengths, 2 dress lengths and a tunic length. All views have a long sleeve option. You can create a casual romper or a formal dress depending on fabric choice and view.






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The Fishtail Kimono is a loose-fitting garment with a gathered back yoke and dropped hem detail.








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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

June 21, 2016

Tutorial Tuesday :: Off the Shoulder Top Tutorial from A Pair & A Spare

Summer is the perfect time for crop tops, since they can easily transform your look from daytime to night out. This adorable Off the Shoulder Top by Geneva of A Pair & A Spare is perfect to wear with high-waisted skirts and shorts, or you could even fashion it into a super trendy swimsuit top! With so many ways to wear this top, it is sure to be a summer favorite. Happy sewing!


This chic crop top is super easy to sew with just a few seams. To attach the arms in a way that is both cute and comfortable to wear, match up the seams on the arms and top and sew them in place.


A stretchy knit fabric like cotton lycra or lycra spandex would be perfect for replicating this gorgeous top! 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 KnitPicks!

Happy Sewing!
~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team

June 20, 2016

Girl Charlee Fabrics :: NEW Indie Sewing Pattern Round Up


Girl Charlee Fabrics just received tons of amazing new sewing patterns for women and kids from our independent sewing pattern designers, now available at GirlCharlee.com! Jennuine Design, Love Notions, Patterns for Pirates, Seamingly Smitten, Titchy Threads, and Victory Patterns each have new patterns available in our shop that you are sure to love, with dresses, tops, tunics, and more! See a few of our favorites here, and be sure to shop the complete selection of sewing patterns at Girl Charlee today!


 

This beginner friendly pattern has boundless options! Choose from empire or at the waist bodice to get the most flattering cut for your body. Then choose from sleeveless/tank, short sleeve, 3/4 sleeve, or long sleeve to fit any season. Dress lengths included are mini (great for date night or paired with tights!), at the knee, tea, and maxi to suit every occasion! Bodice can be partially or fully lined (directions include quick and easy method or enclosed seams- so with a solid skirt this can be completely reversible!). 


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Jennuine Design Naples Dress and Tunic Sewing Pattern ::
A perfect combination of ease and fancy, the Naples Dress features a subtle high-low empire bodice with crossover neckline. It pulls over the head and is fastened with either a bias bow or flowy tie. Sleeves can be sleeveless, circular butterfly sleeves, or mid-length or long bell sleeves. Skirt options include a swishy A-line or full gathered skirt in dress or tunic lengths.





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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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A trendy collection of patterns for your girl. The Posh Popover is a maxi dress, knee length dress and top. All three view feature a scoop neckline and a fun, layered crop top. Tank top and short sleeves included. This pattern is meant for knits, the crop top can use wovens with drape if doing the tank top view.





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A perfect combination of ease and fancy, the Naples Dress features a subtle high-low empire bodice with crossover neckline. It pulls over the head and is fastened with either a bias bow or flowy tie. Sleeves can be sleeveless, circular butterfly sleeves, or mid-length or long bell sleeves. Skirt options include a swishy A-line or full gathered skirt in dress or tunic lengths. 




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The Safari Raglan Tee and Dress is a comfortable fitting and versatile pattern. It can be used as an every day basic or custom designed for a one of a kind raglan. Choose from hemmed short or long sleeves, or for a raglan with a difference use your creativity to add some puppet sleeves that your children will adore. Contrast patch pockets add additional detail. This raglan is perfect all year round for both girls and boys. It is suitable for a confident beginner. It provides a great introduction to sewing with knit fabrics.


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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