Clever Charlotte

Introducing Our Galena Dress Pattern

Galena DressErinComment

I am not going to lie--we are totally biased toward our latest pattern!

Galena Dress Pattern by Clever Charlotte
Galena Dress Pattern by Clever Charlotte

Our Galena Dress maximizes the minimalist approach of bias tape trim to make a bold statement.  See how it frames the criss-cross bodice...

Galena Dress Pattern by Clever Charlotte
Galena Dress Pattern by Clever Charlotte

...not to mention the "peek-a-boo" sleeves?

Galena Dress Pattern by Clever Charlotte
Galena Dress Pattern by Clever Charlotte

Just in time for warmer weather, the keyhole openings in the Galena Dress will take full advantage of summer breezes.  It will easily transition from swimsuit cover-up, to a party dress and everything in between.

Galena Dress Pattern by Clever Charlotte
Galena Dress Pattern by Clever Charlotte

Bias trim is a great way to show off a small amount of signature fabric from your private collection or to splurge just a teensy bit on a small Liberty print (as we've done here). It only takes 1/2 yard of fabric to make enough bias trim for the Dress and you'll have a little extra to spare.

Not up to making your own bias tape?  Commercially available trim is widely available too--more on that next week!

Order Up!

Yes! The pattern is now up for sale in the shop--though we won't be shipping it until next week. (Any orders placed with a Galena pattern will be held until the pattern is ready.) But to make it so worth the wait, we are offering not one, but TWO delightful sales incentives to entice you to pick up those older patterns you've had your eye on:

Now through May 31st:

Save 20 percent on all

older collections of patterns

AND

order any 2 patterns and receive

the Eider Tunic pattern FREE!

The sale prices are now in effect and the only thing you need to do to get the free Eider is to place your order of 2+ patterns (we'll happily add it in with your package) ...so hurry on over and check it all out!

Happy Sewing!

~Erin