June 30, 2016

Girl Charlee Fabrics :: June Knit Picks

Welcome to our June Knit Picks Collection! This month we are excited to feature tops, skirts and dresses that are perfect for summer and made by customers with some of their fabulous Girl Charlee Fabrics! Thank you to everyone who submitted for this month's Knit Picks, and for a chance to be featured, be sure to send pictures of your finished creations to gcblog@girlcharlee.com. Enjoy!

Item: Women's Skirt

By: Wallis Smith-Owens

Item: Women's Tank Top

By: Amy Carter

Fabric: Triangles

Item: Mommy and Me Outfits

By: Amy Plaza

Blog:  That's Sew Amy

Item: Women's Romper

By: Rachel Schaekel

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

June 28, 2016

Tutorial Tuesday :: Summer Shorties Tutorial with FREE Sewing Pattern from Nap Time Creations

The Summer heat is rolling in and that means it is the perfect time to sew up some adorable new shorts! On my hunt for the perfect shorts tutorial, I stumbled across this wonderful Summer Shorties Tutorial from Emily of Nap Time Creations, which includes a FREE sewing pattern that is incredibly easy to follow! All of the little ones in your life will want to wear these shorts everyday. In addition to pairing well with a basic tee or tank, these shorts are perfect to wear under dresses and skirts too! Happy Sewing!

Making these cute little shorties is a breeze! Emily suggests sewing in the elastic on the waistband first with a zig-zag stitch and then folding it and going back around using a double stitch. This way you get a good amount of stretch and a nice and polished look.


For a nice and comfy fit, cotton jersey and cotton lycra fabrics would be a great place to start. 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 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.

Try one of these fabrics:

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

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