Post by Christina of Sew With Passion
I've been looking forward to sewing the Charlie Dress pattern, because I think the dress is absolutely stunning.
Normally I would choose to sew one size larger, but with this pattern I recommend the size corresponding to the child's age. As always, it´s important to read the text about how to sew it. The description to the Charlie dress is really good, which is especially nice if you are a beginner.
I think the dress has a really modern look, and it is suitable for many different kinds of fabrics. Here I have sewn the Charlie in 100% cotton and I love the look. I have chosen to put piping around the top and bottom, which gives the dress a nice break and also used the piping band as closure in the neck.
For me the main thing, when I sew clothes, is that it's comfortable to wear while at the same time looks flattering and unique. You definitely get both things with the Charlie Dress.
I will with few words describe why you should try the pattern... good description of the process, a simple dress that even beginners can sew, and you will end up with a dress that your girl will love.