March 30, 2017

March Customer Spotlight :: Lindsay Hanks of Two Dreams Shop


Our March Customer Spotlight features Lindsay Hanks of Two Dreams Shop, an adorable handmade children's clothing and accessories line with a concentration on comfort. Run by Lindsay and her husband, they have built their handmade business and are now able offer customers a huge selection of different products for both boys and girls. Below is more about their growing company. Enjoy!



About Lindsay ::
In 2013, my husband, Aaron, a submarine officer in the Navy, and I were stationed near Seattle, WA when we had our first daughter, Clara. Two Dreams began as an outlet for me to enjoy the hobby I love and to stay at home with Clara. As she grew, I fell in love with creating new items for her to wear and started selling them to offset the cost of buying more fabric. I might have a fabric addiction! At first, we primarily featured blankets, leggings, and baby hats. As our skills have grown, the complexity of our items has as well. Today, we are located in Charleston, South Carolina. We feature a wide variety of both girl and boy children's clothing and accessories, including twirly dresses, rompers, bonnets, boy shorts, and many other items. Our goal has always been simple. We desire to make comfortable, beautiful clothing that children will love to wear. Each day brings a new age and a new creation to our store. We look forward to moving back home to Illinois in 2018 as we finish our time with the Navy and begin a new chapter in our lives operating our business full time. Two Dreams has become the realization of my dream to express my creativity and design passions and my husband's dream of operating a small business together.


With its unique, durable knits, Girl Charlee has been wonderful to feature in many of our creations. We absolutely love the new BOLT collection! It has been so fun to grow alongside Girl Charlee and we look forward to all the new exciting knits.


Visit Two Dreams Shop today! 
We hope you have enjoyed reading about Lindsay. 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

March 29, 2017

Girl Charlee Fabrics :: NEW Sewing Patterns from Wardrobe By Me

We are excited to announce that many NEW Wardrobe By Me patterns have just been added to our collection of indie sewing patterns. Included are several wardrobe essentials that will help you create a well-rounded Me-Made closet, perfect for year-round wear! With pants, skirts, jackets, and more, these basic garments will become some of your favorites that you reach for again and again. Below is more about Wardrobe By Me, along with a few of our favorite new patterns each paired with fabrics from the shop. Enjoy!



Wardrobe By Me
Christina, owner and designer at Wardrobe By Me, creates Scandinavian inspired women's fashion sewing patterns, available as instant download PDF files. The fit and style is contemporary and elegant, a perfect way to build a wardrobe. The patterns are designed for and tested by real women.




Wardrobe By Me Komi Kimono Jacket Sewing Pattern ::
A super comfortable and trendy wrap style jacket. The deep pockets are slightly off set, and the design has dropped shoulders. Change the look from dressy to casual, simply by changing fabric. Make a sleeveless version and you have a pretty summer style.

Try one of these fabrics:
Wardrobe By Me Haute Skinny Skirt Sewing Pattern ::
The Haute skinny Skirt is a fitted high waisted skirt with an invisible zipper in the center back seam. The pattern is designed without a side seam, and has a shaped waistband.

Try one of these fabrics:
The Haute skinny pants are a super fitted high waisted pant with a facing and an invisible zipper in the left side. The pants are super flattering and comfortable, and fits tightly from hip to knee.

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

March 28, 2017

Tutorial Tuesday :: Spring Home Makeover Roundup


Did you know that you can brighten up your home with some of your favorite fabrics? While in Spring cleaning mode, I decided it was time for a bit of a home makeover and today's Tutorial Tuesday showcases a roundup full of fun ideas for a Spring Refresh on your home using Girl Charlee Fabrics. Below you will find tutorials for fun pillows, storage ideas, table runners, and more! Don't forget to share your finished creations for a chance to be featured in an upcoming Knit Picks post by sending pictures to gcblog@girlcharlee.com and you could win a $20 gift card. Enjoy!


DIY Hanging Organizer from The Lovely Drawer
If you're looking for a little extra organization in your workspace or studio, this DIY Hanging Organizer from Teri of the The Lovely Drawer is the perfect solution! Vegan Leather Fabric will make the cutest of pockets, and Teri offers readers the helpful tip of using tape instead of pins to avoid leaving marks in your leather. This project is so fun and easy to make that you will want to make one for each of your friends!
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DIY Fabric Wall Panels from Style Me Pretty
One of the easiest (and most affordable) ways to decorate a large blank wall is with DIY Fabric Wall Panels like these from Abby of Style Me Pretty. All you need to get started is spray adhesive, foam boards, and yardage of your favorite coordinating knits! If you want, you can cut the foam boards into different sized squares and rectangles and put together your very own masterpiece!
DIY Stuffed Balloon Animals from Little Inspiration
These DIY Stuffed Balloon Animals from Angie of Little Inspiration are too cute! Using your favorite Solid Cotton Knit Fabric, Angie takes you every step of the way of creating these adorable stuffed pillows. Made in just a few hours, these stuffed ballon animals are the perfect gift for all of the little ones in your life. 
Reversible Table Runner from School of Decorating
Table runners are a great way to decorate for different occasions and holidays in hardly any time at all! Jackie of School of Decorating put together this very easy to follow Reversible Table Runner Tutorial and I can hardly wait to try it. If you're looking for Spring favorite fabrics to use, be sure to shop our Easter Fabrics Category for a wide range of options from across the store. 
DIY Bunk Bed Upgrade from HGTV
Adding fabric panels to a bunk bed is the perfect way of adding more color and prints to your child's room, and Brian of HGTV provides readers with this DIY Bunk Bed Upgrade that shows you exactly how to do that. Depending on your bunk bed, you can mix and match different prints and colors. I suggest starting your search in our Novelty Fabrics Category as it is full of one of a kind prints. 
Floor Pouf DIY from Brit + Co
Kelly of Brit + Co shows readers how to make this adorable Floor Pouf DIY for their home! This would be the perfect project for using your 1/4 Yard Mystery Mix Lots because you need an assortment of different 1" strips. Learn more here
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