The Chickadee pattern from Clever Charlotte is simply adorable! We sewed up both the top and the skirt patterns. They make an awesome pair!
We used corduroy fabric from Mabel Madison for the skirt, and let us reassure you, this is some amazing material to work with. Soft and buttery, brightly colored, and warm.
We found just the right coordinating blue in our stash to make the Chickadee top, and at our style advisor’s suggestion (Hi, Mr. Skirt Fixation!!) we added some of the blue in the form of a ruffle to the edging of the Chickadee skirt. This really accentuates the faux wrap feature of the skirt which is one thing we really, really love about it!
The Chickadee skirt is fully lined, and here you can see a glimpse of the lining (also available at Mabel Madison.) The top portion of the Chickadee top is also lined, making it very comfortable for the wearer.
We made only a few changes to the pattern…we lengthened it so Annie will be able to wear it for a longer time, we added the ruffle, and we made a waistband across the top.
To the Chickadee top, we only made one small change, we made a buttonhole instead of a loop of elastic for the button. Because our machine does that automatically and prettily!
This Clever Charlotte pattern was a joy to work with! The directions were clear, easy and helpful. One word of warning, be sure to keep your left and right fronts straight on both the skirt and the top so the offset pleat lines up with the wrap lines.
The pleat in the back is just too cute too!
We think Clever Charlotte patterns are a very, very good bargain because with many of the patterns, you are actually getting two patterns for the asking price. A good example is the Chickadee, it comes with the top and skirt patterns both.
Be sure to enter the giveaway for the chance to win some Clever Charlotte patterns of your own. And use the discount code to pick up even more patterns and some Mabel Madison fabric too! Have you seen their delicious selection of corduroys? We may just be making the Chickadee pattern again with some different corduroy!
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