My best friend and I are complete opposites in many ways. One way in which we differ is that she’s pretty much a one and done sort of person — if you come at her with foolishness, she writes you off immediately. Me, I’m all about second (and third, and fourth) chances, which she thinks is completely nuts. Certainly, it comes with risks, but I think I like the rush of being vindicated after the fact.
So it’s natural that I would order more fabric from Girl Charlee, after being underwhelmed by my first experience. This time around I got two knits and a woven, and I also had the knowledge from my first experience to help guide the second.
This is the fabric I said I’d re-order, so I can make a maxi dress and pencil skirt to match the blazer I plan to make. I still haven’t found the perfect blazer pattern … I like this one from Salme, but do I really want to grade the pattern from a 42″ bust to a 49″ bust after printing it out and taping it together? Only if it cools down a bit … and even then, it’s a maybe. But it’s such a cute blazer! Time will tell.
This is the fabric I picked out months ago, to make a Boohoo inspired t-shirt dress. I only finally pulled the trigger on this one because of the success of my first go at B6041. This knit is a little lighter weight than the ponte I first used for B6041 and lighter than the floral knit above, but still not flimsy. I think it would make an even better B6041! And now that I’ve got my pattern modifications all worked out for that one, it will be a nice, easy sew — exactly what I’m looking for right now.
Lastly but not leastly is the fabric I really loved from this recent order. The swatch on the GC website really doesn’t do it sufficient justice. This fabric is everything I was looking for: cute, lightweight, and drapey. Perfect! I love it so much, I’m going to order from Girl Charlee again! But probably not too many t-shirt knits. Ironically enough, I feel that their t-shirt knits are below the quality I can get pretty much anywhere else. They just don’t feel right, y’know? But their ponte, and now their wovens, are definitely an A-ok in my book.
And for those of you not from Boston, today’s title refers to this: Charlie Card. And yes, I do call my Charlie Card my car, because without it I can’t get around — I don’t drive!