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A Charlie Dress…and giveaway!

You know when you see a pattern that you just love at first site…or you know, you were just talking about a specific style that’s close to your heart? Well this one fits the bill… Say hello to the Charlie Dress! It’s an adorable A line dress with a dropped waist and ruffle skirt. This to me screams retro inspired.

The Charlie is Farrah of mingo & grace‘s first pattern. And it is put together so well! I had a blast getting a chance to put it together. And also learned a new way to finish off the interior, bias binding instead of a bodice lining. Which makes this suuuuper easy!

A quick little fact about this dress, Farrah named this dress Charlie after being inspired by what the girl characters of the Peanuts wore throughout the comics….have I mentioned I’m a fan of Charlie Brown and so are all the kids?! That’s just a bonus in my books!

This dress is really fun, and has awesome twirl factor! When I brought A outside to take photos she almost immediately started twirling in it… Which luckily I got at least a few good pictures of that to go through for you guys πŸ™‚

For this test, I sewed a size 5, and it fits great overall. The length is perfect! I may just sew up a size 4 to see how it rests on her shoulders, but that’s just personal curiosity, since it fits her great as is now. The fabric I used was a fabric I grabbed during another one of Rachel of imagine gnats IG destash sales. I’m not too sure what it was (I wish I could remember), but it’s a quilting cotton weight and sewed up really nice. I also used some aqua bias tape for the button loop at the back that gives it a bit of a pop, since I couldn’t leave that pretty button to ‘hide’ against the fabric.

If you want to purchase your copy of the Charlie, you can grab her exclusively through the Pattern Member site, which is a really great deal, you pay a 10$/month subscription and get three new patterns every month, and you can end your subscription whenever you’d like. If that’s not what you’re into, then you can wait for her official release date on July 15th. OR you can enter the rafflecopter below:

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Also make sure to check out everybody else’s Charlie this week!

 
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18 Comments

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    Mumendemiekes
    July 3, 2014 at 8:56 am

    it's lovely!!

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    inesmelo
    July 3, 2014 at 9:31 am

    So pretty! Love that fabric!! It has been such fun to see all these great versions of Charlie!! πŸ˜‰

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    615marsh
    July 3, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Marcie!

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    Farrah G
    July 3, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    This makes my heart smile. Thanks Julie

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    Kristi
    July 3, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    Very cute! The fabric is perfect for the mod style of the dress!

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    Julie Morin
    July 3, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Thank you πŸ™‚

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    Julie Morin
    July 3, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Same! Love the heart you put on yours! It makes me want to try something similar soon πŸ™‚

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    Julie Morin
    July 3, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Me too πŸ™‚ Definitely making more (she's worn it two days i a row now….)

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    Julie Morin
    July 3, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Thank you πŸ™‚ This is one of my favorite styles!

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    Lucinda Poel
    July 5, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Such a cute pattern, and the fabric you chose compliments it well. Gotta love that twirly factor – my youngest would love that!

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    Julie Morin
    July 6, 2014 at 3:13 am

    Thank you πŸ™‚ and yes, the twirly factor is awesome, this girl loves it!! Which means more are in order πŸ™‚

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    Renee // nearest the pin
    July 8, 2014 at 3:13 am

    Gorgeous Julie! Your little one looks so happy with her twirly new dress πŸ™‚

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    Julie Morin
    July 8, 2014 at 3:23 am

    Thank you Renee! She does love it…and I'm so happy about that, she seems to be getting easier again with what she'll wear! haha…plus this is really her type of dress!

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    Crystal Dooley
    July 8, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    Snoopy! (This dress is amazing!)

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    Raina
    July 9, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Woodstock is my favorite Peanuts character. He was such a cool bird!

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    Julie Morin
    July 9, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Thank you Crystal! And yes, who doesn't love Snoopy (my dad had a dog with that name once!)

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    Julie Morin
    July 9, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Ahh Woodstock…I never quite understood what he was (character wise) but always thought he was like the cool kid you just misunderstand πŸ™‚

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    Skirt Fixation
    July 15, 2014 at 3:54 am

    Thanks for linking up to Challenge Create: Fabric Swap Edition for geometric week! I love your modern dress and fabric.

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