Charlie - Video Lesson
Charlie is a romper with a bodice that buttons in the back and short or long pants banded at the bottom. This classic playsuit flatters boys and girls and works for any season. The romper can be made with a piped Peter Pan or pointed collar. Choose from two different sleeves that can be made short or long. Susan sews a long and a short version of Charlie and shows each sleeve and collar variation.
Run Time: 3 hours and 42 minutes
Teacher: Susan Whitman
Difficulty Rating: Moderate - 2 Thimbles
Children’s Corner Charlie (sold separately)
Basic sewing supplies
Buttons (3/8”) – 3 for sz 3mo-18mo; 4 for sz 24mo-3
Pre-made petite piping – 2 yards
Grippers / Snaps
Elastic (3/4”) – 1/2 yard
Featherweight fusible interfacing
Glue Baste-it (optional)
Felted wool pressing mat (optional)
Travel iron (optional)
In this lesson you'll learn:
- How to sew this pattern from start to finish
Perfect Peter Pan collar with piping or pointed collar
New placket technique for both the lined and unlined pants
Constructing puff sleeve, complete with piped bias band for both the short or long sleeve
- Construction of the short or long version of the straight sleeve.
- Redraft a straight short sleeve to add a contrasting cuff
- How to make a wrap-around facing
- How to make buttonholes on your machine
- Installing grippers/snaps to secure the inseam
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