Summer Selfie Sewing: Made for Mermaids Vivienne Dress and the Green Tee and Amy skirt by Greenstyle Creations featuring fabric by Girl Charlee

As we continue this weeks Summer SELFie sewing series, we get to see just a small selection of the the wide variety of fabric options that our sponsor Girl Charlee has to offer and the amazing sewing skills of our team here at Pattern Revolution!  Make sure to check back tomorrow for our final installment.  

The Vivienne Dress by Made for Mermaids featuring Girl Charlee's Vertical Floral Stripe fabric sewn by Jessica:

Hey, everyone! Today I’m here to celebrate Summer with some self-care sewing- or rather Summer Selfie Sewing! If you’ve been around Pattern Revolution a while, you know that there’s nothing selfish about sewing pretty things for ourselves once in a while. I’ve challenged myself to sew something fabulous for ME every month, so I was excited to come on board and sew with Girl Charlee Fabrics, Made for Mermaids patterns, and some of the other amazing ladies here at PR.

I browsed through all of the gorgeous knits that GC had to offer, and I was immediately in love with this vertical floral stripe in teal and magenta. This color combination is definitely in my wheelhouse, but if you don’t care for a cooler color palette, there is one in cornflower and caramel. Hello, Fall! The blend is a 95/5 cotton spandex, and it’s a medium weight knit (9oz), but has a great drape for dresses without being too thin.

I knew that I wanted to sew a Mama Vivienne Dress by Made for Mermaids, and I thought it would be fun to turn the stripes horizontal for the side panels. My idea came to life pretty much as I had imagined it would and I couldn’t be happier with the results! It’s pretty subtle, but it shows off the detail of the pattern really well. I’m looking to add this to my wardrobe and add a cardigan or jacket to it when the weather gets a little cooler. It’s flirty and fun, and just the boost that this mama needed to continue on her quest for self-care.

The Green Tee and Amy Skirt featuring Girl Charlee's Red Rose Lattice and Drawn Ethnic Elephants fabric sewn by Laura:

I was so excited when I heard about the “Summer Selfie” tour featuring Girl Charlee fabrics!  I knew right away that I wanted to make the Amy Skirt and Green Tee by Greenstyle Creations.  Choosing the fabric was a little bit harder, but I finally decided on these two prints

Red Rose Lattice Cotton Jersey Blend Knit Fabric  and Taupe Drawn Ethnic Elephants on White Cotton Jersey Blend Knit Fabric and I couldn’t be happier!  This outfit is so comfy and perfect for a relaxing summer day.  Aren’t the elephants cute?  They also look great with jeans for a quick trip to the grocery store! ;)

Thank you, Girl Charlee for the great  opportunity!