Friday, 29 April 2016

April Knit Picks & New Itch to Stitch Patterns

Welcome to our April Knit Picks.  Spring is here and it's been another bumper month full of fantastic Girl Charlee makes!
Please keep sharing your pics via Instagram/Facebook/Twitter (don't forget to tag @girlcharleeuk or #girlcharleeuk), or email them to us sales@girlcharlee.co.uk
If you see something you like here, why not make your own!

By: @sallifer


By: @lauren1287

Item: Lady Skater Dress

By: @alison.mr
Blog: Heavenly Handmades


By: @plussizeposing

We're excited to announce that we have 7 great new patterns from Itch to Stitch, available to download now at GirlCharlee.co.uk.

Itch To Stitch caters to sewists who appreciate making and wearing garments with exquisite details and high-quality finishes. The designs are modern and elegant, yet comfortable and suitable for daily wear. Each pattern is accompanied by thorough instructions to walk you through every step of the way to create something you are proud of.


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Happy Sewing!
~ Mark & The Girl Charlee Team

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Tutorial Tuesday: Pencil Skirt & New The Wolf and the Tree Patterns

I've come to the realization that one of the most year round essentials in my closet is a pencil skirt, so for this weeks Tutorial Tuesday I wanted to share this Knit Pencil Skirt Tutorial from Adrianna of Crafterhours. Knit pencil skirts are incredibly comfortable to wear, and they can be dressed up or down, depending on the choice of fabric and what you wear with it. Personally, I love to experiment with bolder prints for my skirt and then I'll wear a basic tee or chambray shirt on top.
One thing I love about this tutorial is how thorough the instructions on obtaining your measurements are. 
Adrianna takes you every step of the way to ensure the perfect fit and finishing with just a few extra steps.
You can use almost any knit fabric for your skirt. If you've never sewn a skirt before, I would suggest starting with a medium weight knit such as Cotton Lycra or Ponte De Roma. A few of my picks from the store:
For more ideas, patterns and tutorials, follow Girl Charlee's board on Pinterest.
We're excited to announce that we have 3 great new patterns available to download at GirlCharlee.co.uk.
The Going Rogue Adult SocksAbby's Footed Tights and Abby's Trail Blazing Socks are from The Wolf and the Tree and are amazing! These patterns are great for both adults and children and are a quick, simple make for sewers of any level.  With different variations and endless fabric options you're sure to make many pairs of these cute patterns for the legs and feet of you and your loved ones!
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Happy Sewing!
~ Jen & The Girl Charlee Team