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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 ›

Charlie Dress Sewalong: Swayback alteration & grading between sizes

Aloha Sewists, and welcome to the Alterations Week for the Charlie Dress Sewalong! Throughout these posts we will be going through as many pattern alteration tutorials as we can physically crush in, relevant to the Charlie Dress. But it doesn't end there - the extra great news is that a lot of these tutorials will... read more ›