September 30, 2016

Girl Charlee Fabrics :: NEW Sewing Patterns from Little Lizard King

Girl Charlee Fabrics welcomes our newest indie sewing pattern designer Little Lizard King! These all new patterns for littles are perfect for many different occasions, from everyday wear to holiday parties. With size ranges as large as 12m-14, you can continue to sew up these adorable patterns for years to come! Read more about Little Lizard King below, and then check out a few of our favorite new sewing patterns paired with our selection of season perfect fabrics. Enjoy!



Soon after having her daughters, Cassie Massolia founded Little Lizard King. Little Lizard King is comprised of a team of mothers and daughters who love to sew. The women behind Little Lizard King quickly realized how easy and enjoyable it is to make custom clothing for children, and in 2009, after a couple requests and some kind compliments, we started making step-by-step instructions for all little lizards.

Little Lizard King Yoggers Sewing Pattern ::
Yoggers are fun and unique pants featuring a loose fitting short with optional pockets, paired with knit legging bottoms in capri or full length and a knit yoga waistband. This unisex sewing pattern is perfect for all of the little ones in your life.






Try one of these fabrics:
The Drop Waist Diva pattern offers endless combinations to create an entire wardrobe for year round fashion! Sew up the sleeveless or short sleeve options for warmer weather days, switch up to the long sleeve version for the winter months. Using an upcycled tee, this pattern sews up in a jiffy! You can utilize the tiered ruffle option for a fun and fancy look, pair with the flutter detail and the sweet bow for a fashion forward look. Keep with the simple skirt option for everyday play, but kick up the style with the easy-to-sew rouched sleeve detail. The possibilities are endless!


Try one of these fabrics:
 
This ruffle dress or TOP sewing tutorial will teach you to make an asymmetrical ruffle dress ranging in size from 6m-10, including the option to make a matching dress for your child’s doll (18″ doll). The pattern includes multiple options. Make the dress as a straight shift. Add one layer of ruffle to the bottom or two. Tie a ribbon over the exposed shoulder, or not. The choice is yours! This sewing tutorial is perfect for beginners, and the dress ideal for a day in the park, at the beach, or just because.



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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September 29, 2016

Girl Charlee Fabrics :: September Knit Picks

Welcome to our September Knit Picks Collection, full of many beautiful customer creations including tops, skirts, accessories, and dresses! Fall is just beginning, and our customers are rocking this changeover period, with cool layer-able pieces made in their favorite Girl Charlee Fabrics. We have some exciting changes coming to our monthly Knit Picks features starting next month, so be sure to keep an eye out on our social media for updates!


Item: Women's Maxi Dress

By: Chelsea Webber


Item: Suspender Skirt and Top

By: Gina Worsham





Item: Women's Top and Skirt Set

By: Julie Moreno

Blog: Sew Chica Sew!


Item: Game Day Accessories

By: Jenna Webb




Item: Dolman Top

By: Joelle Wacker

Blog: Everything Your Mama Made & More!

Fabric: KnitFix Fabric

Item: Girl's Coordinating Shirts

By: Mandy Carbajal



Item: Off the Shoulder Top

By: Dari Hernandez

Blog: That Style Though

Item: Women's Tank

By: Denise Knapp

Blog: DIY Crush

Fabric: KnitFix Fabric


Item: Women's Dress

By: Bianca Johnston

Blog: Fabricate Sewing

Item: Women's Dress

By: Bridget Wright


Fabric: KnitFix Fabric

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 Knit Picks.

Happy sewing!
~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team

September 27, 2016

Tutorial Tuesday :: Fabulous Bathrobe Tutorial from Melly Sews

Step up your morning routine with Melissa of Melly Sews and her fabulous Vintage Robe using her Sew a Robe Tutorial. This robe is absolutely adorable and will not only keep you cozy, but it will also make you feel like an old time Hollywood starlet as you perfect your look for the day! No matter how rushed your morning may be, you are sure to get through it in style. Enjoy!


When making the collar, you can do as Melissa did and show off some beautiful embroidery, or use a contrasting fabric for both the collar and sash for a funky and unique look! You can see that Melissa has used this robe tutorial to create flowy and light, as well cozy and warm robes, with both being equally stunning.

This robe can be made in just about any fabric. Try sewing yours up in a light-mid weight cotton jerseycotton lycra, french terry, or a specialty woven fabric to keep it flowy and fun. 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