Category Archives: 2023 Patreon patterns

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 […]

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 […]

Starlet Gown Pattern

Starlet Gown sewing pattern from Charm Patterns by Gertie

The final pattern for the secret and glamorous Society of Charm is here! We’re delighted to wrap up this year with a companion gown for our popular Society Dress. The Starlet Gown is a 1930s-inspired fitted knit dress in two lengths. It features an elegant cowl neckline and deep-V open back (with optional modesty panel), […]

Francie Skirt Pattern

Francie Skirt sewing pattern from Charm Patterns by Gertie

You loved this month’s cozy-comfy Francie Top and here’s a companion skirt! The Francie Skirt expands every top in our Barbie series and gives you so many options to create the perfect knit dress! With two different lengths, you can create a short skater skirt dress with the Skipper bodice, then make a matching longer A-line […]

Francie Top Pattern

Francie Top sewing pattern from Charm Patterns

Could anything be cozier? This gorgeous (and ultra comfortable) batwing knit top has a rolled funnel neck and two sleeve lengths to keep you warm all season long. Named after Barbie’s mod cousin from the UK, the Francie Top is fully interchangeable with any of our Barbie-series bodices, which means you can use the Skipper […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rizzo Jacket Pattern

Rizzo Jacket sewing pattern from Charm Patterns by Gertie

Whether you’re a Rizzo, Marty, Frenchie, Jan, or Sandy, I hope you’ll roll up your sleeves and join the Charm Ladies gang! This Eisenhower-style workwear jacket throws out the traditional menswear style lines to create a shape that highlights all of your curves. With a secret interior welt pocket (perfect for a phone, snacks, or […]

Grace Bodice Pattern

Grace Bodice vintage-inspired sewing pattern from Charm Patterns by Gertie.

Inspired by the classic elegance of Grace Kelly, the Grace Bodice is a stunning addition to the Lamour pattern series. Feel like a princess with the capelet-inspired yoke, fully functional button placket and collar, and three different sleeve options. Try the sleeveless or short puff sleeve for a daytime look, or go for full drama with […]