Vintage Puff Sleeve Tunic and Dress by Girl Charlee

Vintage Puff Sleeve Tunic and Dress by Girl Charlee

A while back, I got to test the first ever Girl Charlee sewing pattern, the  Vintage Puff Sleeve Tunic and Dress! It took me a while to write about it, with trying to sell the house and all. But here it is!

Vintage Puff Sleeve Tunic and Dress pattern from Girl Charlee | SewsNBows

It can be made with knit or woven fabric. The neckline and sleeves are finished with elastic thread shirring and a rolled hem.

Shirring can be a little tricky on a Brother sewing machine. I have some tips and links about halfway through this post: Primrose Dress | Shirring With a Brother.

Vintage Puff Sleeve Tunic and Dress pattern from Girl Charlee | SewsNBows

I made the dress version in woven fabric, size 4. I was super happy with the fun print I recieved, courtesy of Girl Charlee.

The new peach skin fabric is light and drapey without being sheer or delicate. It’s not fuzzy like a peach at all! Maybe a smooth nectarine? This stuff is perfect for lightweight dresses and sews up like a dream.

Vintage Puff Sleeve Tunic and Dress pattern from Girl Charlee | SewsNBows

(I had a little fabric left and made a pair of cute sleep shorts. I won’t show them on the blog because I’m growing out my leg hair for extra warmth this winter.)

Vintage Puff Sleeve Tunic and Dress pattern from Girl Charlee | SewsNBows

Unrelated but sort of not: I found an article about buying knit fabric online. In the past, I’ve ordered fabric that didn’t work for the project I had in mind. It’s frustrating! This post has good tips about what to look for. Understanding fabric weight, stretch percentage, and fiber content is the key to not buying crappy knits online. Read: Different Types of Knits EXPLAINED at It’s Always Autumn.

Vintage Puff Sleeve Tunic and Dresspattern from Girl Charlee | SewsNBows

If you missed the tester roundup post, click here. You can purchase the Vintage Puff Sleeve Tunic and Dress pattern (and peach skin fabric!) at Girl Charlee.

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Amy Mayen

Hello. I'm Amy and I'm addicted to sewing. I borderline-hoard fabric, buttons, & patterns. Sometimes I wish I could pile my fabric up on the floor and just roll in it!

6 Comments

  1. Amy of while wearing heels

    Thank goodness I wasn’t eating or drinking anything for I would have spit it out when I read your joke about what you are doing to stay warm this winter :)

    The dress is fantastic. Love all your new models!
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  2. Annie

    I love how the print matches perfectly to the neckline! Looks like you never run out of cute models.
    You almost made me spit coffee reading about your leg hair!! :D
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  3. Angela

    Beautiful dress, model and pictures. Love the comment about your hairy legs. My daughter hasn’t shaved since late October when her HS volleyball season ended. So hairy!
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  4. Gina

    Peachy keen!!! ( sorry, I couldn’t resist :) ). Seriously though, I love a peasant style dress and think they are the perfect summer dress. I really love the lace accents and the fun fabric!!!
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