Rockford Peaches Halloween Costume, Part Two: Sewing!

Welcome back to our tutorial series for our Charm Rockford Peaches hack! In Part One, I showed you how to adapt the Presley Shirt pattern and a flared skirt to make this adorable sporty look. Make sure to read that post for supplies and pattern adaptations!  Follow this video to see how it’s done! Step-by-Step […]

Make Your Own Fabric Pompoms

Frenchy Robe with pompoms from Charm Patterns

Aren’t these pompoms adorable? We’ve used the nylon chiffon fabric from our Frenchy Peignoir Set to create floofy decorations that are perfect for vintage sleepwear! I was inspired by iconic designer Lucie Ann to create these fabulous embellishments. They look fantastic tied to the end of your ribbons or chiffon tubing on the Frenchy Robe. (We […]

Rockford Peaches Halloween Costume, Part One: Adapting the Pattern

Want to be a Rockford Peach for Halloween this year? Me, too! I’m obsessed with the new version of A League of Their Own and was inspired to create this Halloween pattern hack for you. You all loved the photos and video I posted on Instagram, so here is a run-down (and video tutorial!) on […]

Gertie’s Ultimate Guide to Foundation Garments – Bras & Corsets

The Waspie Belt vintage sewing pattern from Charm Patterns.

“What bra are you wearing underneath that dress?” This is one of the questions I get asked all the time! The right foundation garments can do wonders to get that iconic ’50s silhouette, which was all about defined waists, perky busts, and curvy hips. I don’t wear shapewear everyday, but when I do, I am […]

Gertie’s Ultimate Guide to Foundation Garments – Petticoats, Slips, & Panties

Gertie from Charm Patterns with her petticoats showing.

“What’s the secret to the perfect 1950’s silhouette?” The 1950’s was all about defined waists, perky busts, and curvy hips. To get your outfit to look like our Charm photos or have a traditional vintage silhouette, you’ll want to invest in the right bra, shapewear, and a few fluffy petticoats. (Check out Part One of […]