Spider Queen Gown

Spider Queen Lana Dress from Charm Patterns.

Although we’re already on day nine of our 13 day-long Halloween celebration, the Halloween Extravaganza actually started early this year with the Spider Queen Dress showcased in the Fall 2023 issue of Vintage by Gertie magazine. This dramatic variation of the Lana Dress with a high-low hem and exaggerated bust wing petals is perfect for […]

Sally Costume (from The Nightmare Before Christmas)

Sally costume from Nightmare Before Christmas

I saw this figurine while in Salem, Massachusetts, and thought that Charm’s Bryant Gown would be a perfect base to create a glamorous Sally costume. I wanted to create an elevated look using hand-painted silks, but you can also use cotton broadcloth and basic fabric paint for a less luxurious dress. It’s the perfect costume […]

Halloween Extravaganza! Bat Appliqué Turner Cardigan

Turner Cardigan with felt bat applique from Charm Patterns by Gertie.

We’re sharing more for our annual Halloween Extravaganza with this adorable (and very easy!) appliqué project. Resources Turner Cardigan pattern (available to Patreon Glamour Circle+ members) White sweater knit fabric for the cardigan Black rhinestone buttons Bat appliqué file in SVG or PDF format Black felt Black thread Small rhinestones for the bat eyes Fabric […]

Pink Gingham Barbie Movie Costume

Pink gingham barbie costume dress sewing pattern

Hi, Barbie! We’re on day six of 13 for this year’s Halloween Extravaganza, and we’re celebrating one of our favorite movies of the year. For this Halloween Extravaganza costume, we take you straight to two of this summer’s Patreon patterns, the Barbara Bodice and the Millicent Skirt, to create the perfect dress for any Barbie […]

“Solo in the Spotlight” Barbie Costume

Solo in the Spotlight Barbie costume from Charm Patterns

It’s no secret that we’ve been Barbie-obsessed at Charm HQ this year! And we’re also in awe of Margot Robbie’s commitment to the Barbie aesthetic on the pink carpet when promoting the film. She wore the “Solo in the Spotlight” look to perfection, and I was inspired to create a similar Halloween Extravaganza creation using […]

Wednesday Dress Halloween Costume

Wednesday Dress halloween costume from Charm Patterns

Every once and awhile, the team and I love to dive deep into a time-consuming fantasy project. The Wednesday Dress is a perfect example of that! For the fourth day of our 13-day Halloween Extravaganza, we’re showcasing the Wednesday Pattern Hack, as featured in the fall issue of Vintage by Gertie magazine. This dress combines […]

Wanda Skirt Pocket pattern hack

Wanda Pencil Skirt Pocket hack tutorial

Trick or treat! It’s day 3 of this year’s Halloween Extravaganza, and you’ll need some place to put all your candy and treats this year, right? That means pockets! Who doesn’t need more pockets? I love adding pockets to everything, but it can be difficult to add pockets to a fitted garment like a pencil […]

Katrina Crane from Sleepy Hollow Halloween Costume

Katrina Crane Sleepy Hollow Halloween costume by Charm Patterns.

Hello, my lovelies! It’s day two of 13 for our annual Halloween Extravaganza and we have more pattern hack ideas for you! For this spooky dress, I was inspired by the stunning black and white gown worn by Katrina Crane (née Van Tassel) in Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow. The costume designer for the movie (and […]

Miss Yvonne Costume (from Pee Wee’s Playhouse)

Miss Yvonne Halloween Costume from Charm Patterns.

Growing up, I was absolutely obsessed with Pee Wee’s Playhouse, and Miss Yvonne was one of my favorite characters. Although I haven’t had time to make this costume this year’s Halloween Extravaganza, it’s definitely in my to-sew pile! Not only is a perfect Miss Yvonne costume, it’s also a very wearable and adorable summer dress! […]

Maria Pencil Skirt Pattern

Maria Pencil Skirt sewing pattern from Charm Patterns by Gertie.

Isn’t she elegant? The Maria Pencil Skirt Expansion is an alternative skirt for the Maria Dress, giving you another silhouette for this classic Charm dress.  With or without the substantial patch pockets, this flat-front pencil skirt with a back slit is an easy make that’s perfect for sewists of all levels. Add a waistband instead […]