Charlie - Video Lesson

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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. 

Pattern: Charlie
Run Time: 3 hours and 42 minutes
Teacher: Susan Whitman
Difficulty Rating: Moderate - 2 Thimbles

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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