If you’ve seen my July 1st post about Charlie with the tester version I’ve made, you already know I Love this new pattern by Mingo&Grace. But to celebrate the launch of the pattern on Mingo&Grace’s shop I decided to make a new dress this time for my young daughter Francisca.
And if you are a frequent reader of this blog you also know that I was planning to make her a dress for her birthday (theme related) that never came to be since my special fabric didn’t arrive in time. Well my awesome fabrics from Spoonflower arrived shortly after her birthday and I couldn’t be happier! For a long time now I’ve been obsessed with Andrea Lauren’s work, ever since Celina wrote this post for Babyccino! Andrea is a super talented designer that also turns some of her gorgeous work into fabric prints available at Spoonflower.
It took me a long long time to have the courage to buy some fabric from them since it gets crazy expensive with postage and customs fees. But I just had to have some “Andrea Lauren” clothes on my girls closets. Seriously I have so many ideas for her prints, I Love them all. Andrea if you read this (lol) could you please please please consider working with an European digital print service, for the sake of us crazy obsessed European fans?
Well back to the dress; Since I was having a cloud cake for her party, I chose this adorable yet super modern cloud print in white and black. The fabric came more of dark grey but I actually Love it more like that. As soon as it arrived I knew it had to become a Charlie, it had the perfect weight for it. It’s a cotton poplin, a bit more stiff than I was expecting but that actually had a great drape for this project. Ok, sorry for not having ironed the dress before the photo shoot, I’m so lazy… 😉
I’ve already told you how awesome this pattern is and size 12m really fits great on Francisca. When I finished I was afraid it would be big on her since she is smaller than the average 12m sizes but it looks good already and it has some room to grow, which is perfect to go trough summer since babies grow so fast. Oh wait I have to start calling her toddler now, it has been a year, what???
To celebrate the launch Mingo&Grace has set up a promotional code so that you can grab your copy at a special price. Just use CHARLIEFRIEND at the check out and you’ll get 2$ off the pattern’s standard price until July 31st.
Well I truly hope that I inspired you in making some Charlies with my versions of it. I couldn’t recommend it more and I’m sure you’ll see more of them around here!
Once again I want to give my congratulations to Mingo&Grace for this great pattern and thank Farrah for allowing me to test it!
I Love Charlie!