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Charlotte Dress by ModKid

*this pattern and fabric were given to me at no cost in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own, as usual 🙂

Have you tried double gauze? I’ve seen that name thrown around in different groups here and there, but WOW. This stuff is amazingly soft. It basically turns any completed garment into pajamas! When Courtney from ModKid contacted me to do a pattern review and sew something up in some double gauze, I was all over that! This is the Charlotte Dress by Patty Young for ModKid.  


I made a few slight modifications to the pattern, and just LOVE how it turned out! I added a third ruffled layer to give the dress a bit more length (and took a bit off the top ruffle to make them all equal lengths) and also added a lining since the double gauze is a bit on the sheer side. If you know me, I don’t do buttons, so there are snaps at the front. 

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I made the lining the width of the top ruffle and just gathered them at the same time. The instructions and illustrations are very clear on this pattern. It is the first ModKid pattern I’ve used and I’m happy to recommend them! Double gauze is a little finicky to sew with at first, but once you do it, you’ll love the result! Sew with a new needle – any little burr on your needle and you’ll be pulling threads in the gauze. Also, plan to line it in a solid matching fabric – it’s a little on the sheer side.

The twirl factor on the dress is high. Very, very high. 

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…and 23 other photos just like those, since it’s pretty much the best twirling dress ever!

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The day I finished this dress it snowed out. I kid you not. So you are stuck with indoor photos on a cloudy, overcast and SNOWY day. But the little butterflies on this dress remind me that summer is almost here..

Have you used double gauze? What did you think about it?

Happy Sewing!

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