March 24, 2017

Girl Charlee Fabrics :: NEW Sewing Patterns from Blueprints for Sewing

We are excited to announce the addition of Blueprints for Sewing to our collection of indie sewing pattern designers! These four women's patterns are inspired by beautiful architecture and showcase structured, geometric designs & elements along with several color blocking opportunities. Below is more about Blueprints for Sewing and the entire collection each paired with our selection of fabrics from the shop. Enjoy!

Blueprints for Sewing
Blueprints for Sewing patterns are inspired by architecture and built by you. Each pattern includes a story about its architectural inspiration, alteration instructions for a great fit, and sewing tips to build your skills. Each design is thoughtfully drafted with fun, functional details paired with simple and stylish cuts.

The Saltbox Tee or Tank is inspired by a colonial home with an odd, asymmetrical roof line. If features a pieced bodice in front and back, a side vent at the hip, and a boat neck. Great for a beginner, the Saltbox tee features short sleeves that are easy to set in due to having minimal sleeve cap ease and a slightly dropped shoulder. The saltbox tank has a nicely cut armhole and small straps, finished with bias facing. 

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Geodesic is a pullover inspired by the Geodesic dome. Version 1 is a loose fitting crop top that hits at the natural waist. Version 2 is a tunic length top with cozy pockets. Cut straight, it is fitted at the hip an loose through the rest of the body. 

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The shirt is styled with bias facing around neckline, armhole, and hem. This allows for an opportunity to use contrast stitching around hems as well. The shift is styled with bias binding around the neckline, armhole, and hem. Bias binding can be purchased, or made from self or contrasting fabric. Both shirt and shift feature comfortable and easy to fit kimono sleeves.

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A-Frame is a pencil or a-line skirt inspired by the iconic A-Frame house. Popular in the 50's and 60's, the A-Frame embodies the DIY spirit, the love of the outdoors, and the modern aesthetic. It features triangular seaming and pockets, in either a fitted pencil or swingy a-line style. It includes a center back zipper and buttoned waistband. The skirt sits at the natural waist and ends just below the knee. The pencil skirt version features a kick pleat at the center back seam. 

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View and purchase these sewing patterns and more on! 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

Happy sewing!
~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team

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