February 10, 2016

Girl Charlee Fabrics :: NEW Indie Sewing Pattern Round Up

As we continue celebrating sewing for the boys and men in your life, today we bring you a round up of several amazing new sewing patterns for your little guys. Patterns for PiratesBlank Slate Patterns, and Oliver + S each have new patterns available in our shop that your boys are sure to love! See a few of our favorites here, and be sure to shop the complete selection of sewing patterns at Girl Charlee today! While you're here, don't forget to enter our incredible giveaway of $50 to GirlCharlee.com + 8 PDF Indie Sewing Patterns. Enjoy!

Patterns for Pirates
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 Wingman Shirt Sewing Pattern ::
This beginner knit pattern has a SUPER fun option of wings and hood to make any crime fighter a perfect everyday outfit THEY WILL LOVE! Inspire pretend play at any age with this quick and adorable t-shirt. Or go for the Classic Crew option for a style that will never be out of style! The shirt is an "athletic fit" meaning not baggy, but not fitted :) A long and lean modern fit!!

Try one of these fabrics:

Melissa, the designer of Blank Slate Patterns, is a mom to two boys and a former theatre teacher/costumer who has been sewing for over 30 years. The seeds for Blank Slate Patterns were planted when she searched high and low for a blazer pattern for her then 2 year old son and discovered there wasn’t one. So she drafted it. Other people expressed interest in the pattern, and a company was born!
Blank Slate Patterns Lazy Day Pajamas Sewing Pattern ::
These pajamas for the confident beginner to intermediate sewist feature: Button up top, notched collar and back facing, optional piping, contrast cuffs on top and pants and contrast elastic waistband.

Try one of these fabrics:

Oliver + S.
The iconic pattern brand that started the Indie pattern movement, Oliver + S creates sewing patterns for children’s clothing. Featuring in-depth sewing instructions and interesting design details, Oliver + S patterns provide a perfect canvas on which to base your unique creation.

Oliver + S Sailboat Top Sewing Pattern Sewing Pattern ::
Let's go to the boat pond! Pull-on, button-shoulder, sailor-style top has long sleeves, top-stitched details, and curved shirt-tail hem. This pattern works well for both boys and girls.

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

February 9, 2016

Tutorial Tuesday :: The Sleepy Robe with FREE Sewing Pattern from Melly Sews

Throughout the month of February we are celebrating sewing for the men and boys in your life and last week we announced our incredible giveaway of $50 to GirlCharlee.com + 8 PDF Indie Sewing Patterns! For this weeks Tutorial Tuesday, we have this Sleepy Robe Tutorial from Melissa Mora of Melly Sews, perfect for your little ones. Melissa even includes a FREE Sewing Patten available in sizes 18m/2T - 7/8, and if you need to resize the pattern, she has the perfect tutorial on how to do so. Enjoy!

When placing the belt loops, be sure to see where they lay on your little one, as you do not want these too high or too low. Once you realize just how easy it is to sew up your own robe, you'll never buy another one again! Sew up a lightweight one for around the house on warm days and a heavier one for the cooler nights.

This robe can be sewn in just about any type of knit fabric, including french terry, cotton jersey, sweatshirt fleece, depending on how you want it to drape and feel. 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

February 5, 2016

Girl Charlee Fabrics Knitty News :: Sewing For Your Sweetheart Giveaway

February is a time for being lovingly creative so Girl Charlee Fabrics wants to celebrate sewing for the men in your life. Throughout the month we are going to feature tutorials, sewing patterns, and fabrics, that are perfect for men and boys. In collaboration with Thread Theory Designs, See Kate Sew, Patterns for Pirates, and Greenstyle Creations, we are also bringing you an incredible giveaway. Read all the details below and enter to win a prize package that includes a $50 GirlCharlee.com Gift Card + 8 PDF Indie Sewing Patterns using the Rafflecopter link. That's over $125 worth of fabric and sewing patterns!! Good luck!

Girl Charlee Fabrics Sewing For Your Sweetheart Giveaway Prize Package includes...

A $50 Gift Card to GirlCharlee.com

Thread Theory Designs PDF Parkland Wardrobe Builder (3 patterns included)
See Kate Sew's Recess Raglan and Penelope Peplum PDF Sewing Patterns
A Mens/Boys Patterns For Pirates PDF Sewing Pattern Set (winner's choice)
1 Mens or Boys Greenstyle Creations PDF Sewing Pattern (winner's choice) 

Giveaway ends 11:59 PM PST, February 28th, 2016, and one lucky winner will be announced on February 29th.  Please note that contest is open to to USA based individuals only.

Good luck & happy sewing!
~ Heather