December 30, 2016

Girl Charlee Fabrics :: NEW Sewing Patterns from Indygo Junction



Girl Charlee is excited to announce that we have just added Indygo Junction to our collection of indie sewing patterns! Designed by Amy Barickman, these chic women's garments will look anything but handmade. With classic silhouettes and elegant details, these tops, dresses, pants, and more will help you put together a timeless wardrobe that you are sure to love. Below is more about Indygo Junction, along with a few of our favorite new patterns each paired with perfect Girl Charlee Fabrics. Enjoy!


Indygo Junction Inc, a leader in the fashion sewing, needlework and craft design industry was founded in 1990 by Amy Barickman. Indygo Junction publishes and markets patterns and books designed in-house as well as licensing designs from artists from around the world. Launching two new brands in 2016, Indygo Junction continues to bring new and innovative sewing patterns to the market.

Indygo Junction Shift Dress Sewing Pattern ::
A simple shift dress that falls mid-thigh. Dress features “cuffed” short sleeves, side vents on the bottom hem, and uniquely designed inset pockets. Dress is topstitched around the neckline, pockets and hem.

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Indygo Junction Asymmetrical Top & Tunic Sewing Pattern ::
Chic yet comfortable tank features an asymmetrical front panel. Finish by topstitching along all the edges. Available in two lengths. The short length hits lower hip, the long length hits mid-thigh.

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A comfortable shirt available in three lengths. The short length falls mid-waist, the medium upper thigh and the long is tunic length. Shirt features bust darts and top stitching along the neckline and curved hem. 

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

Girl Charlee Fabrics :: Oh Deer! Sewing Contest Winner



Girl Charlee Fabrics Oh Deer! Sewing Contest has come to a close, and we are excited to announce that our lucky winner is...Cathy!! THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to show us what they made this holiday season with their festive Fairisle knits, and congratulations, Cathy, your $75 Girl Charlee Gift Certificate is on its way! We have another fun sewing contest coming next month, so be sure to keep an eye out on the blog for announcements and updates.

Looking to recreate Cathy's handmade outfit? Shop Girl Charlee Fabrics Fairisle and Buffalo Plaid knits, and pair your new fabrics with the perfect dress and leggings indie sewing patterns.


Because there were so many creations this month, The Girl Charlee Team wanted to showcase a few of the other wonderful contest entries. THANK YOU to each and every one of our participants for sharing your #HandmadeHoliday makes with us.


Thank you and happy sewing!
~ The Girl Charlee Team

December 28, 2016

Girl Charlee Fabrics :: NEW Sewing Patterns from Thread Faction Studios + New Lower Price!

Girl Charlee Fabrics is excited to announce that we have just lowered the prices of ALL Thread Faction Studios Sewing Patterns, along with the addition of two new patterns to their collection on GirlCharlee.com. These stylish and easy-to-sew patterns for children are now available at the low price of only $6.20/pattern! Pick up your favorite patterns from Thread Faction Studios along with on trend and affordable knit fabrics all at Girl Charlee, and you'll be ready to start sewing in no time!


Thread Faction Studios
Liz Elliot of Thread Faction Studios designs PDF Patterns... the kind that you can download at 11pm when you get 'a great idea' and have 2 (at least right??) hours before you really need to go to bed where you can squeeze in a bit of kids-in-bed sewing time. Liz strives for fashion forward modifications on the types of clothes her and her kids wear every day, so the items get plenty of wear and fit perfectly.

Thread Faction Scoop Neck Dress Sewing Pattern ::
This is a girl's scoop neck, slightly racerback sleeveless dress with a fully faced bodice pattern. This pattern provides a perfect vehicle for those just coming to terms with handling knits, and produces a lovely end result.

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Thread Faction Grow With Me Slim Trousers Sewing Pattern ::
The pants are constructed from two main pant pieces with a stretch waist and cuffs attached, allowing them to accommodate a large range of waist and leg sizes.

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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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December 27, 2016

Tutorial Tuesday :: 10 T-Shirt Refashions from See Kate Sew

One of my favorite DIY projects is to turn everyday basic items into fun and unique creations! With the New Year just around the corner, I want to do just that by re-vamping some of the existing pieces in my wardrobe. I was pleased to find that Kate of See Kate Sew recently put together this 10 T-Shirt Hack Sewing Tutorial! Below are a few of my favorites from her list, each paired with perfect Girl Charlee Fabrics to use, and you can see the entire tutorial at SeeKateSew.com. Enjoy!

Kate made her adjustments on store bought t-shirts, but if you wanted to sew up your own shirts you could alter your favorite indie sewing pattern to have the same effect. Here are a few of our favorite women's indie shirt sewing patterns from the shop ::




Contrast Sleeves are one of the easiest and most popular ways of transforming an everyday tee into a fun wardrobe staple in your closet. Try to mix and match stripes, solids, and prints in unexpected ways to create a one-of-a-kind look! A few of my picks from the store:



With its unique texture and aesthetic, Vegan Leather Fabric is the perfect accent piece on many different projects, including this playful Bow Back Tee! You can layer an undershirt like Kate does here, or leave the back exposed for an alluring edge. A few of my picks from the store:



To make your tee more feminine, recreate this Flowy Lace Back Tee with Designer Stretch Lace Fabric. Gathered at the top, the lace drapes down in a swingy delicate manner. 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 Knit Picks!

Happy Sewing!
~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team
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