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Today’s the day the Charlie dress goes live in the Mingo and Grace shop. I thought this would be a good day to share the second version I made.
This version was made with the tweaked pattern, the one you’ll be getting when you purchase Charlie.
I originally wanted to use some leftover voile with a border print. There was plenty to fit all the pattern pieces but not in a way that would allow me to have fun with that border print. So I went back to my stash and chose some leftover coral red chambray.
I followed the pattern instructions to the letter but at the very end, I decided the chambray needed a little something extra. I rummaged through my trims.
And there. A touch of flowered trim that I bought two years ago in Brussels. Just perfect.
I think I sewed it on wrong side facing out. Don’t look too closely…
Now, since I shared my first version while I was away, I couldn’t link up to any of the other pattern testers. I had to prepare and schedule my post earlier and the others didn’t all have their posts ready yet. So here they are.
Kimmie Sew Crazy made two of them. I especially like the polka dotted one.
Our Chez Nous used a cool zigzag-y fabric.
La Folie (Ines Melo) added some gorgeous modern embroidery.
Sew Shelly Sew made 3! I love the exposed zipper detail on the first one she shows.
My Sweet Sunshine also made 3. The one she made in flower and butterfly fabric is breathtaking.
Dotta used a great print with a golden fabric for the skirt. She added a cute little triangle inset at the neckline.
Needle and Ted made a lovely grey one.
La Casa Cactus made two dresses too. Pretty flowers!