St. Patrick's Day has come to be one of my family's most dearly loved holidays. My maternal Grandmother was the most Irish of anyone I knew, and my Grandpa loved her so much that he claimed the heritage for himself. We always spent time at their house on March 17th and it was always a festive occasion with corned beef and cabbage, and usually a green dessert. I will always try to carry on this tradition to remember my grandparents, although we tweak it a bit since I'm the only one that likes corned beef! I also love to pass on the story of St. Patrick and his importance as a missionary to Ireland. (Veggie Tales has an awesome short of the story of St. Patrick, too!) read more
You've made it! Today is the last tutorial for the Charly Sew Along! If you are just now joining us, no worries! You have until March 20th to post your steps and completed project in our Facebook group and/or on Instagram. Charly is a very quick sew, so you definitely have some wiggle room in our schedule to sew one up. When you post, be sure to use the hashtags #charlysewalong and the corresponding day of your steps in the series (#dayone, #daytwo, #daythree, #dayfour). read more
We're here at day THREE already and today we're focusing on the skirt portion of the tunic! If you are just joining us, grab your Charly pattern, some gorgeous fabric, and catch up! It's a fast sew, so you can make up the steps in no time.
Today we are sewing the skirt with the faux placket. I love this option as it gives you a little more mileage to play with fun trims and buttons than to use the bodice detail that is in the original pattern. If you are opting for the pattern as is, you will need to look at the directions for that on pages 9 and 10. read more