July 22, 2016

Girl Charlee Fabrics :: Office Chic Sewing Pattern Capsule Collection


The Office Chic Collection, part 3 of our Capsule Collection Series, is here!  This capsule contains our picks of indie designer sewing patterns for the perfect dresses, blouses, skirts, to keep your work wardrobe professional, but chic and trendy at the same time.  Be sure to check out our other capsules; The Essentials Collection and The Beach Beauty Collection to create yourself a perfectly balanced Made By Me wardrobe!


 

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 Kielo Wrap Dress is a very simple but extravagant dress with an interesting shape. It features a sleeveless design with a round neckline, wrap lace closure at the waist and a slim skirt with a vent in the back. Pattern is very versatile, allowing for a shortened version as shown and an additional sleeve pattern contained in the file. You can view a tutorial on using the sleeve pattern here!



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Enjoy the unrestricted comfort of a t-shirt and the put together elegance of a blouse. This blouse is designed to be COMFORTABLE. It features shoulder and back yokes, elegant gathering, and a flattering curved v-shaped neckline placket. The gathers create a flattering shape that is loose enough to float over the body rather than cling to it. The delicately curved hem can be tucked into trousers and skirts or can be left loose to float over skinny jeans. The slim sleeves end just below the elbow to create the perfect multi-season blouse. Instructions detail how to create a variety of closures - learn how to add buttonholes to a knit placket, add snaps or create a pull over blouse and skip button holes entirely. 

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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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The Madison Dress has a fitted bodice and relaxed above the knee skirt with three options; pleats, gathers or a peplum (top). The bodice is fitted with front waist and bust darts and back waist darts. The bodice is designed with a shoulder panel and optional piping/trim. The raised neckline, wider cap shoulders and fitted waist create a flattering silhouette. Featuring an invisible zipper down the center back and a facing around the neck and armholes.



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Looking for a knit dress that is comfortable, fitted and flattering just in time for warmer weather? Then The Carrollton Avenue Dress sewing pattern is just for you! This sewing pattern will help you create a fit and flare dress that features a rounded-neckline, fitted bodice, cap sleeves and a semi-circle skirt. The Carrollton Avenue Dress looks great with heels or flats, topped with a cardigan or worn alone. Toss on your favorite jewelry such as pearls for a retro vibe or put on some long and layered necklaces to finish off your trendy look! 


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The Shadi Knit Skirt is an extremely simple and easy to make elastic pencil skirt. It features a fitted design with negative ease, high waist with elastic and knee-length. 







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Mae is a romantic 1940's inspired blouse. Featuring a scalloped front neckline design, kimono sleeves and fitted front and back waist darts for a flattering feminine figure. Mae is a versatile and easily adaptable blouse that is wearable in all seasons, suitable to a variety of fabrics, able to be worn tucked in or out and is ready to take you from day to night. A button down back finishes off this lovely blouse.




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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
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