May 27, 2015

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



New Patterns for Pirates Sewing Patterns are now available at Girl Charlee Fabrics! One of my favorite things about this new collection of sewing patterns is that these are extremely versatile in both the actual pattern customization options and the different types of fabrics they can be sewn in. They are season-less because they can be sewn in a lightweight cotton jersey for Spring and Summer or in a heavy sweatshirt fleece for Fall and Winter. Shop our entire selection of independent sewing patterns today!

Designer Judy started off drafting PDF Patterns for her son because she wasn't finding enough boy patterns out there in the ready to wear style she loved for him. Now she's ventured into patterns for the whole family! Boys, girls, women’s, and mens too! Judy loves modern, trendy wear that is comfortable so you will find lots of knit patterns due to a love of a soft knit garment.
Patterns for Pirates Carefree Cardigan Sewing Pattern ::
This beginner knit pattern has all the style you need in a soft comfortable cardigan! It is modern and on trend, so you can throw it on and look effortlessly put together! Sleeve options: short, 3/4, long, and hemmed or banded. Top band only or fully banded option. You can also choose the belted version that slides under drapes and still give you definition at the waistline. The semi fitted flowy design allows for almost every knit from lightweight to fleece!



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Patterns for Pirates Playground Shorts and Pants Sewing Pattern ::
This beginner knit pattern has LOTS of options! They are super comfortable knit waistband that can be paired with knit or woven bottoms. They have the option of pant length or shorts length for year round. Other options are: traditional hem, raw edge hem, no pockets, patch pockets, inset slat pockets, and back pocket.





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Patterns for Pirates Straight Palazzos Sewing Pattern ::
This beginner knit pattern has all the style you need in a soft comfortable pant! It is a slim fit over booty and falls straight/wide down legs for a flattering fit on any size! Options include: shorts, capri, and pant length with 30", 32", and 34" inseam cut lines. Yoga waistband you can fold over or wear high waisted, and enclosed elastic waistband. (Thicker, very flattering elastic! :) ) The loose fit allows for almost every knit from cotton lycras to sweatshirt! Yoga band must be a moderate to high stretch with great recovery.

 
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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

May 26, 2015

Tutorial Tuesday :: Summer Knit Cardigan with FREE Sewing Pattern from iCandy Handmade

Girl Charlee New Arrivals have filled up with lightweight Hacci Sweater Knits and Cotton Jersey Knits that are perfect for warm weather cover ups and blouses. For this weeks Tutorial Tuesday, we have an adorable Summer Knit Cardigan Tutorial from Jen of iCandy Handmade. As an added bonus, Jen provides her FREE sewing pattern in two sizes. The size Small is modeled here by a friend's daughter and the size Medium can be found here.


If you're new to sewing with Hacci Sweater Knits, this is the perfect place to start because this tutorial is so simple to follow. Jen provides both written instructions and photographs that take you every step of the way. It looks so cute and easy, I think I'm going to make one of these out of every fabric in my stash!


You can also check out Jen's charming sweater here


Any lightweight knit fabric would be perfect for this cardigan. I suggest starting your search with light to medium weight Cotton Jersey 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 KnitPicks!

Happy sewing!
~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team

May 21, 2015

May Customer Spotlight :: Griselangel Paula of Rebdolls


Our May Customer Spotlight is about Griselangel Paula of Rebdolls. This incredible, inspiring company offers "unapologetic fashion" to women sizes 0-28. Who said plus size women can't be stylish? By bringing high-fashion, trendy clothing to women of all shapes and sizes, Rebdolls is focused on making women feel good in their bodies. Here is more about Griselangel Paula and her company - Rebdolls.


About Griselangel Paula ::
Growing up, I wanted to be an actress. I always loved the drama of being on stage, though I went in a "safer" direction in college where I majored in criminal justice. After I graduated, I found myself in front of a different audience. I began my plus size modeling career, booking photoshoots for Nordstrom, Macy's, and Ebony Magazine, to name a few. It was then that I realized the discrimination of plus sized women in the fashion industry.

I noticed that the clothing available to plus size women was more conservative and more modest than clothing made for straight size women. There was a void in style equality that I yearned to fill. Rebdolls, once known as Custom Plus Inc., was founded on the sole mission of bringing sexy style to women of all shapes, shades, and sizes.
Rebdolls was started with humble beginnings in an attic in 2013. And even with a 900% sale increase in the last year, our goal remains the same. We aim to provide one single platform where all woman can identify themselves in fashion that they love. Me and my team of strong females tirelessly work to cut the barriers between missy and plus size clothing.
I never imagined that the response and support that Rebdolls received would be so strong. I am so blessed to have the opportunity to bring stylish and sexy clothing to the hands of everyone woman, not having to think twice about what someone "should" or "shouldn't" be able to wear. Being fashionable shouldn't be an privilege exclusive to a particular group of people. As Rebdolls continues its journey, I hope that our others will also realize that the ability to feel good about ourselves and how we look is all inclusive.
We hope you have enjoyed reading about Griselangel Paula. 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

May 20, 2015

Girl Charlee Fabrics :: NEW Sewing Patterns from Blue Ginger Doll



New Blue Ginger Doll Sewing Patterns are now available at Girl Charlee Fabrics! These patterns provide an adorable classic, vintage flair, making the perfect additions to almost any wardrobe. Blue Ginger Doll Sewing Patterns are also designed for a D cup figure and offer plus size options that go up to size 24, making them great for women of all shapes and sizes. Shop our entire selection of independent sewing patterns today!


Since 2012, Bluegingerdoll has been designing and creating beautiful vintage inspired sewing patterns from a small home studio based in Melbourne, Australia. Designer Abby Horskins who has studied Fashion Design & Technology is constantly inspired by the vintage and feminine beauty of bygone eras of 1930's through to the 1960's as well as old films, cars, home wares and anything vintage that catch her eye.



Featuring subtle gathers along the waistline and a pretty hem frill, April is a simple but elegant skirt design. Invisible zipper closure. This is a beginner sewing pattern. Pattern includes sizes 4-24. Suggested fabrics are cotton blends such as cotton jersey or cotton lycra, rayon blends, and voile.




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Featuring a stunning and unique Peek-A-Boo neckline design detail, Anne is an easy to sew knit top with four sleeve variations to choose from. This is a beginner sewing pattern. Pattern includes sizes 4-24. Suggested fabrics are stable light to medium weight cotton jersey or cotton lycra knits with good stretch and recovery.



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High waisted shorts featuring deep hem length pleats in the front and a comfortable flared leg design. Invisible side zipper closure. This is a beginner sewing pattern. Pattern includes sizes 4-24. Suggested fabrics are twill and denim, cotton jersey or cotton lycra, wool blends, and suiting.



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Delicate and pretty singlet featuring a button down front, comfortable elastic waistline and flared hip length hem. This is a beginner sewing pattern. Pattern includes sizes 4-24. Suggested fabrics are cotton blends such as cotton jersey or cotton lycra, rayon blends, and voile.




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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