July 31, 2017

Girl Charlee Fabrics :: Sew With Your Mutt Photo Contest

Today is National Mutt Day, a pet celebration day to raise awareness about loving and adopting mixed breed dogs, and Girl Charlee Fabrics wants to celebrate with a Mutt-Tastic Photo Contest!

How to enter?  Just snap a photo of yourself wearing a handmade Girl Charlee creation with your little sewing buddy, and enter to win a $50 girlcharlee.com gift card! Send your pictures to gcblog@girlcharlee.com by this Thursday, August 3rd for a chance to win. Good luck!!

Girl Charlee Warehouse Manager Brienne with her two adorable mutts, Newman and Shrek.

Girl Charlee Mutt-Tastic Photo Contest Rules ::

  • In the picture, you must be wearing a handmade garment or accessory using any Girl Charlee Fabrics
  • Send 1-2 images of yourself with your mutt to gcblog@girlcharlee.com*.
  • You may enter as many times as you want. One lucky image will be randomly selected.

All pictures must be submitted by 11:59 PM PST, August 3rd, 2017, and one winner will be announced on Friday August 4th.  Please share your projects on social media using the hashtags #gcmuttday and #gcsewandwin. We wish you the best of luck!
*Please note that all images submitted are subject for Girl Charlee promotional use.

Happy sewing and good luck!
~ The Girl Charlee Team

July 28, 2017

Girl Charlee Fabrics :: July Knit Picks

Girl Charlee Fabrics July Knit Picks winner is... RACHEL!! Congratulations and a big THANK YOU to everyone who participated this month, both by submitting their handmade projects and by voting. Below is the entire collection of beautiful July Knit Picks entries, along with links to each of the fabrics sewn up. Learn more about how Knit Picks Voting works here, and submit your Girl Charlee creations for an upcoming feature by emailing pictures to gcblog@girlcharlee.com*. We will be announcing the next Knit Picks contest on August 21st, so be sure to get your entries in as soon as possible. Enjoy!

Item: Women's Tank

By: Rachel Wiggins

Item: Women's Maxi Dress

By: Sarah Mullins

Item: Toddler Peplum Tee

By: Suzanne Beiler 

Item: Matching Family Tees

By: Brooke

Instagram: @ruby.threads

Item: Women's Leggings

By: Mylene Boulet

Shop: Pamplemousse

Item: Women's Raglan Tee

By: Louise Hodgson

Instagram: @pennylouclothing

Item: Women's Dress

By: Leigh Evans

Item: Women's Maxi Skirt

By: Coco

Item: Mommy & Me Matching Peplum Tees

By: Sarah Goff

Item: Women's Tank

By: Sarah Grenier

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! Learn more about Knit Picks Voting here.
*Please note that all images submitted are subject for Girl Charlee promotional use.

Happy sewing!
~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team

July 27, 2017

Girl Charlee Fabrics :: NEW Sewing Patterns from Snapdragon Studios

We are excited to announce the addition of Snapdragon Studios to our collection of indie sewing patterns in the shop! These beautiful women's patterns are designed with flattering silhouettes that feature both comfortable fits and elegant details. Below is more about Snapdragon Studios, along with a few of our favorite new patterns each paired with coordinating fabrics from the shop. Enjoy!

Snapdragon Studios
Snapdragon Studios patterns are designed with every body shape and every sewing level in mind, from beginner to expert. Owner and designer Kim creates clothing and accessory patterns that are easy to make and easy to wear. Comfortable, stylish designs that fit your life.

With its nipped-in empire waist and a breezy flowing skirt that falls smoothly over the hips, the Summer Jazz Dress drapes beautifully and flatters every figure. Made as a top, a dress or a maxi, with optional inseam pockets to carry all your essentials, it's the perfect pattern for all the occasions in your life. 

Try one of these fabrics:
Why the "Lemon Squeeze"? Because it's easy-peasy!! This flowing cardigan can be made easily in an afternoon, ready to slip on and wear that evening. Just a touch of shaping along with the long side hem make it feminine, and two sleeve options make it versatile. Wearable year round, it's a lovely compliment to any outfit. 

Try one of these fabrics:

The Market Day Tunic skims the body with darts in front and back for an easy, flowing fit. The optional contrast facings can showcase a special fabric or vintage lace. Make several! You’ll look great from market to date night. 

  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*.
*Please note that all images submitted are subject for Girl Charlee promotional use.

Happy sewing!

~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team

July 25, 2017

Tutorial Tuesday :: DIY Twist Back Top from Gina Michele

Color blocked garments and accessories add such a fun POP to your wardrobe, and this DIY Twist Back Top Tutorial from Gina Michele makes color blocking easier than ever before! This beginner-friendly project requires two coordinating fabrics for front/back and only a couple of simple seams to sew. Gina used two half yards of knit fabric to create her top, so be sure to shop our completely selection of precut Half Yards here! Happy Sewing!

With no purchased pattern required, Gina demonstrates how to trace an existing tee or tank from your wardrobe to create your own custom pattern. When designing her pattern she added a few extra inches on the side and bottom to give the new top more drape.

This tee can be sewn in light-mid weight knit fabrics like Cotton Jersey and Cotton Lycra. For a unique look every time, try mixing and matching different prints and designs for the front and back pieces. 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