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Boardwalk Sundress and Patio Skirt Pattern

Boardwalk Sundress and Patio Skirt vintage-inspired sewing pattern from Charm Patterns.

Charm’s summer school is now in session, and I have the perfect pattern for you to celebrate the season! The Boardwalk Sundress was inspired by the iconic blue polka dot milkmaid-style dress worn by Marilyn Monroe during a 1957 photoshoot with her husband Arthur Miller.  Charm’s version includes thin shoulder straps, a gathered bust over […]

Study Hall Dress Pattern

The Study Hall Dress is a 1960's inspired sheath dress with princess seams and BIG pockets.

You’ll be a star pupil in this 1960s-inspired Study Hall Dress. With two dress lengths (including a very short mod skirt!), two sleeve lengths, and an optional collar, this will be the perfect dress to transition into warmer weather this spring. The unique princess lines carry into the full front pockets, perfect for stashing treats […]

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 […]

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 […]

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), […]

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 […]

Sophia Dress Pattern

Sophia Dress from Charm Patterns by Gertie

This sexy and comfortable-as-your-own-skin knit dress is named after Sophia Loren, an Italian actress, singer, mother, and sex symbol for the ages.  It is an easy and quick make, with wide shoulder straps (to hide those bra straps!) and an optional sweetheart neckline.  The pencil skirt version hugs your curves from top to bottom without […]