Charlie — Linen Blouses, Pant, Bermuda, Short and Dress

Paper Pattern : $45.00
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Charlie is a pattern collection made of six key pieces, perfect for a year-round capsule wardrobe. The midi-length dress transforms into a blouse in two sleeve lengths. The tailored pant, bermuda, and short, make Charlie your coveted attire for all seasons. 

What you get with your pattern:

- 1:1 fit and pattern consultation with our in-house pattern maker and fit expert.
- The latest in sizing. We use up-to-date technology and body shape data to get you a better fit.
- Professional clothing construction techniques. Developed by industry insiders with 100 years of shared experience.
- Illustrated instructional booklet to get you from start to finish. Written with the beginner in mind.
- Comes printed on crease-free, rolled plotting paper. Professional quality.
- Your pattern comes with only the sizes you requested printed in vibrant colors. Less clutter for easier cutting.
- Complimentary pattern storage tube and pattern hook.
- Pattern card for easy reference.
- Sew for your business? The pattern license is free with purchase.

Pattern specifications:

Type: Paper Pattern
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Design Variations: 6
Sizes: 2 to 8, 10 to 16, 18 to 24
Illustrations: Yes
Instructions: Yes

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Wonderful pattern
Reviewer: Michelle

I made the long sleeve Charlie blouse this afternoon. Oversized, elegant and comfortable. I will be making the dress version soon. And the pants in the future. The pattern quality is the best I have ever used. I enjoyed the process and had no frustrations. The pattern is well worth the price. I adore fabrics-store linen and their top notch patterns. Highly recommend.

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Reviewer: Elaine

This is the perfect pattern for getting creative! It has everything I need, and nothing I don't need. I love it.

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Mariann profile image Another great pattern!
Reviewer: Mariann

I purchased this pattern when offered as a special with 3 yards of the signature finish medium weight linen. I decided to make the sleeveless dress in that linen determining that I could dye it after construction if too sheer. It is a very quick and straight-forward make. I chose a size 8 to reduce the fullness rather than my usual 12. Also shortened by 4 inches (I am 5'4"). The fit is lovely and it passed the husband's "stand in front of a window" test. It has been hot and steamy here lately, this is like wearing my new favorite linen night gown! Love the neckline, and yes, I am addicted.

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Love it!
Reviewer: Peter

Beautiful pattern.

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Great fit
Reviewer: Maura

I made the Charlie shorts this summer. The fit is wonderful. I did change the zipper location from side seam, to a center front jean style placket zipper. It's an easy adjustment.

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superb pattern
Reviewer: Eileen

I am an experienced home sewer & I have used mostly Vogue patterns but the past few years I have turned more to independent designers. This is the best pattern I have ever used. The instructions are detailed enough even for a beginner & the outcome was delightful. I made the wrong size and the blouse was way too big for me; I gave it to a friend who is full busted, has full upper arms and she just loves it. I am going to make it again in a smaller size. It is perfect in linen.

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A beautiful pattern collection within reach for a lightly experienced sewist
Reviewer: Jo

Never having worked with linen before, I bought this pattern collection because the description indicated detailed instructions. I didn't expect such a beautiful pattern! Frankly, I'd only purchased patterns from the Big 4 (don't laugh, I'm a beginner), so I didn't know what a premium pattern *was*. This pattern collection is wonderful; there are no extraneous "gee-whiz" details, but every detail adds up to a marvelous whole; I feel I've had a little tutorial on Design. I'm spoiled, now, with this pattern collection, the pretty instruction booklet, plus the unexpectedly delicious "signature finish" linen to go with it. 100% worth it. I have my eye on the Riva collection, next!

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Recieved today!Srecieved today!
Reviewer: Deborah

I finally recieved my pattern today. Took a while to get but the quality of the pattern is exceptional.

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Still havent recieved !
Reviewer: Deborah

I still have not recieved my order, and it's been a long time. Sad it's not here yet, doesn't even show shopped. I have ordered 3 patterns and only recieved one! Disappointed

My husband was very happy to buy me a FS gift card for Christmas and I was very happy to use it to buy the Charlie pattern and FS linen. I was inspired by Morgann McCoy's posts on The Thread for the sleeveless top and trousers, so much so that I just totally copied her color choices and I have no regrets! I was also motivated by fellow Charlie poster, Sarah, who tackled the trousers as her first sewing project. I used the IL019 Agave Signature Finish for the top and the IL019 Natural Softened for the trousers. Before I started working on my outfit, I met with Laura Linen to discuss fit adjustments for my measurements—I'm 5'4" and short-waisted. She gave me great suggestions and encouraged me to make a muslin for the trousers, which was key to my success. I felt pretty swanky when I tried on my outfit for the first time, so of course I'm now hooked for all time. I am going to make another blouse (or the dress) in IL020 lighter weight linen, and maybe another pair of trousers in the 4C22 heavier weight linen for fall season.

Posted by Carolyn

I followed the illustrated step-by-step instructions, always impressed by the detail and clarity of the explanations. The dream of a beginner wanting a challenging pattern. The mistakes I made (and unmade) along the way were entirely my responsibility, either because I didn't read the instructions well or because I was distracted. But I learned how to make a French seam, and a round collar that I'm very proud of!

Posted by Elsa

Back view with the placket details. I think they add a really cool touch to an otherwise quite simple pattern. But my favourite part of this pattern has to be the sleeves – the generously dropped shoulders create this beautiful dolman sleeve look and I just can't get enough of this specific silhouette.

Posted by Nisan

FS CHARLIE Blouse Made with FS IL020 BLEACHED Softened Linen. Billowy linen shirts are my favourite things to wear in the warmer months, I love how they seemingly float over my body without clinging to it, and I love how they look tucked into a pair of high waisted trousers or shorts. I fell in love with the sleeveless version of the CHARLIE blouse the moment I saw it because it fit the bill so perfectly!

Posted by Nisan

I made these pants! I have never seen before and had the help of my friend and her machine. She is a quilter but was an engineer major in college and I'm an MD. I had ordered the pattern which came with fabric. The pattern was likely for people that know how to sew and use a pattern. Things like wrong side and right side of fabric on linen was tough! I got help with the zipper with a real seamstress. I am so proud of myself and amazed at the pants!

Posted by Sarah

Such a fun and breezy dress that I made in the IL020 lightweight linen in the ABYSS color. I shortened the dress since I'm only 5'4" and I like my dresses to sit just below the knee.

Posted by Lauren

Fun shorts to make and perfect for summer. I made mine in the size 8 (I'm usually a 10) and decided to leave the length as is, without turning up the cuff. Pictured here in Feather IL019.

Posted by Lauren

the Charlie blouse has plenty of ease included, so I recommend choosing your normal size for this pattern. I made my standard size 2 and it has a slightly oversized feel. If you're looking for a flowy top for summertime, this is a good option. I'm excited to dress it up with the matching Charlie pant or dress it down with white denim. I can already see this blouse joining me on many lake days as a swimsuit cover up as well.

Posted by Morgann

Here is Charlie, sleeveless blouse in Biking Red and pants in Olive both middle weight. I am very happy with the outcome, the blouse was easy but super big sleeve holes when finished caused a wardrobe malfunction ala Janet Jackson. I ended up taking in 2 inches on each side. The pants challenged me with my first ever invisible zipper which I struggled with and could not understand until I emailed Lauren at support for help and she sent back a link to her invisible zipper installation tutorial specific to the Charlie pants. Thanks Lauren!

Posted by Lisa

Sewing the Charlie sleeveless blouse in Biking Red medium weight linen on my vintage Singer Featherweight machine which I LOVE. Anyone else out there sew linen on one of these wonderful machines? So fun! The Charlie blouse sewed up like a dream and was almost able to complete in a day. Very good instructions, easy to follow, red colored lines indicate seams very helpful. Can't wait to sew the other pieces in the Charlie collection! Long pants next in Olive.

Posted by Lisa

While searching for a pant pattern, I was immediately drawn to the design details of the CHARLIE Pant. The wide-leg, high rise, pleating, and belted waistband produce a flattering silhouette. I pictured it worn with woven leather flats and a simple cotton tee in summer months, then layered with leggings underneath and a cropped sweater in the winter. I picked the medium weight natural linen for its neutral color, which will be easily paired with many tops in my wardrobe.

Posted by Morgann

The CHARLIE pattern collection came to me at the perfect time. I've been looking for a classic blouse pattern with a twist for the summertime, and the Charlie short sleeve blouse fits the bill. The blouse has an effortless dropped shoulder with a loose fitting silhouette on the bodice. The back placket adds just enough detail to elevate its already timeless design. I also chose to make a pair of the long pants. They're high-waisted and straight-legged with some very nice tailoring details, such as front pleats and cuffs. Additionally, the super wide and curved waistband on the pants is perfectly body-hugging.

Posted by Gyasti
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