Extra Credit Wrap Skirt Pattern Expansion

Extra Credit Wrap Skirt expansion to create a wrap dress sewing pattern.

A wrap top is lovely, but a wrap dress is even better!  The Extra Credit Wrap Skirt is an extension pattern for the Extra Credit Wrap Top, which you can use to create a classic wrap knit dress. This pattern is designed to be paired with the Extra Credit Wrap Top; however, creative Charm School […]

Extra Credit Wrap Top Pattern

Extra Credit Wrap Top sewing pattern from Charm Patterns by Gertie.

The Extra Credit Wrap Top is a new take on a longtime Charm favorite, Butterick 6285/Simplicity 9288, now available in our updated size range and with A–H cup sizes. This V-neck knit top has a unique wrap construction and is fully lined. Plus, it comes in two length options! The hip-length top is great for […]

Patsy Mutton Sleeve expansion and Charm School Necktie Patterns

Patsy Mutton Sleeve expansion and Charm School Necktie sewing pattern from Charm Patterns.

What’s a school uniform without matching accessories? The Charm School Necktie adds the finishing touch to our 2024 sewing school uniform, and it’s a perfect menswear addition to your wardrobe in general. Paired together with this wonderfully dramatic mutton sleeve expansion for the Patsy Blouse, you’ll be heading to the top of the class in […]

Charm School Uniform Pattern

Charm School Uniform sewing pattern by Charm Patterns by Gertie

School is in session! I’m so excited to bring you the Charm School Uniform, the first pattern in our new 2024 Patreon theme. This versatile pattern can be made as a jumper dress to be layered over a blouse, a separate skirt, or even a cocktail dress, depending on your fabric and fit choices. With […]

Ruched princess seam pattern hack

Ruched princess seam pattern drafting tutorial from Charm Patterns

I’m excited to share the final pattern hack of the year for you! This tutorial will show you how to add ruching to any princess seamed bodice, using the Maria Dress as an example. The Maria Dress is the perfect starting place for this pattern hack, but this technique will also work for nearly any […]

Sweetheart Neckline pattern hack

Maria Dress Sweetheart Neckline pattern hack from Charm Patterns

Isn’t this neckline so sweet? 😆 The Maria Dress is the perfect starting place for a sweetheart neckline pattern hack, but this technique will also work for nearly any bodice (like Aurora or Peggy) that has a basic and uninterrupted neckline. This video and companion step-by-step instructions will guide you to changing any neckline into […]

Christmas Carol Holiday Outfit

Christmas Carol holiday out fit from Charm Patterns

I absolutely love the 2015 movie Carol, and while it’s not exactly a holiday movie, it does have some lovely holiday outfits – like this one worn by the character Therese Belivet (played by Rooney Mara). I’ve been wanting to recreate this look using some of my favorite Charm patterns, and now that we have […]

Green velvet White Christmas dress!

White Christmas Peggy Bodice hack for the green velvet White Christmas dress.

This dress has been on Team Charm’s pattern hack wishlist for years! Worn by Rosemary Clooney in the movie White Christmas, the inspiration dress is a green velvet wonder with a full overskirt belted over a slim pencil skirt.  It’s gorgeous, but I wanted something a bit simpler. My version calls for a full circle […]

Santa Hat Pattern

Santa Baby costume outfit from Charm Patterns by Gertie.

You can’t have a Santa Baby outfit without a matching Santa Hat! Here’s how to make your own, with this very simple pattern drafting tutorial, so you can make hats to fit everyone in your family (fur babies included!). Supplies Needed Lush red velveteen fabric Red lining fabric White faux fur fabric White lining fabric […]