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Charlie Dress Sewalong: Inserting the zipper, hemming, and the finish line!

This is it guys - the final leg in the making of our Charlie Dresses! Pretty much just a zipper and a hem, and we are done. Don't put away your pattern just yet though, and stay tuned, as we have a Charlie hack tutorial hot on our heels... Today we will be: Inserting the invisible zipper Closing the side seam Hem... read more ›

Charlie Dress Sewalong: Assembling the skirt - Variation 2

Yoo hoo Sewalongers! It's skirt city this weekend and those of you sewing Variation 2 have got it really easy - pretty much only two steps for you! Can we tempt you to whip up a bonus stand-alone Charlie skirt in all the time you'll be saving...? *Click here to be taken to all the posts in the Charlie Dress Sewalo... read more ›

Charlie Dress Sewalong: Assembling the skirt - Variation 1

Yoo hoo Sewalongers! It's skirt city this weekend and we're kicking things off with the pretty peasant-style tiered number of Variation 1...  *Click here to be taken to all the posts in the Charlie Dress Sewalong!* Today we will be: Stitching the righthand side seam Gathering the waistline and joining it to the b... read more ›

Charlie Dress Sewalong: Assembling the bodice

One of the best things about the Charlie Dress, is just how rapidly the bodice comes together! Because there's no lining, you can have yourself a Charlie bodice all sewn up in half the time it usually takes to sew a fully lined alternative. Or - and the way I like to see it - in the same time it would take to sew ... read more ›

Charlie Dress Sewalong: Cutting & marking your fabric

 Time to get your shears out, Sewalongers - things are starting to hot up today as we finally get to cut into our precious fabric!  Today we will be: Making sure we've pre-washed our fabric Talking about grainlines and selvedges Cutting out our fabric Transferring all notches and markings *Please click here to b... read more ›