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 […]

SewRena Collection of patterns

SewRena Collection of sewing patterns from Charm Patterns.

The SewRena Collection was inspired by my love of versatility and creativity. I admired how styles from the past included interchangeable accessories like collars, dickies and cuffs to give staple wardrobe pieces new life. I also appreciate how simple these pieces can be so that the creator can go in and customize these pieces and […]

Carousel Dress pattern

Carousel Dress sewing pattern from Charm Patterns.

I’m so excited to share the darling Carousel Dress with you! Inspired by a true-vintage dress I spotted during one of my Dapper Day adventures, it’s extra lovely with stripes and directional prints. Make it with the gathered flounce for lots of sass, or sew it without the flounce for a classically elegant A-line dress. […]

Mary Sun Hat pattern

Inspired by designs of the 1950s and ’60s, this sweet sun hat is sure to turn you into the belle of the beach. Not only does this bonnet open flat for easy storage but it can also be rolled up to fit neatly in your suitcase, making packing for your summer vacation a breeze. This millinery marvel can be made in a variety of fabrics, no matter your personal style—and it’s reversible!