Charles is a princess


Charles is cool, Charles is versatile and Charles is female (in this case). And, the best thing is, Charles is on offer. Compagnie M did it again. An other great pattern of Marte is going to steal our hearts.

Pants, shorts or maybe dungarees? Suitable for a little prince or a princess? Everything is possible with just one pattern. Looks like a lot of sewing-fun? I can tell you, it is! The instructions are clear and the pattern comes in a big size range.


Charles_Fliegfederfrei_007You probably already know, there was a second test necessary. This one is my first test. So the final pattern is a bit different. I made some loose fit dungarees-shorts. This option, is not included anymore. For my 1-year-old with the diaper packed back is it not that bad. I like it.Charles_Fliegfederfrei_011

Marte recommended not to use the most expensive fabric as the pattern was in the testing phase. The perfect occasion, to upcycle an outworn pair of jeans, you can never know. The striped fabric was a scrap from my stash. I like the contrast, id adds some interest to the grey jeans fabric.


The whole lining piece is striped. A little hidden treasure. The inside looks clean and as you would expect it from a Compagnie M pattern, nicely finished.

What can I say. I loved that pattern so much (There must be a weak point in my heart when it comes to overalls). I had to sew up a second version. I wan`t bother you with more details. Just enjoy the pictures.

As I already mentioned. Charles is versatile. So Charles can be a sailor as well.



At the moment, her walk remember me on a drunken sailor on shore leave. She`s the cutest little girl.


Haha that did she hear.

Back to the pattern. This time, the fit is spot on. I just had to shorten the pants length by a few cm. My girl doesn`t already have 80 cm. When I look at her I can`t believe how much she has grown the past year. My tiny baby. And as I didn`t want to waste the fabric. I just used it, to sew up some cuffs. A fast way for finishing the hem and such a cute little detail when you ask me.


Do you feel like give it a try? During the pattern tour, you can get a 10% discount just use the code charles-launch.

Thanks for having me Marte.

10 thoughts on “Charles is a princess

  1. So cute!! I wanted to try to test but I knew I had zero time for it so I didn’t even offer 😦 looks like I’ll just have to buy the pattern 🙂

    • hey marte thank you for your nice words! it was my pleasure! the little shoes will maybe become a pattern. if i’m going to find the time.

  2. Both absolutely gorgeous. Loving the stripe detail in the first one and how your incorporate the yellow into the straps in the second version. The darts at the back on the second version make a big difference. I’m really pleased with that change in the pattern.

    When I saw this post in my feed I didn’t realise it was from you, until I saw those shoes 😉

    • hey olu, thank you. i love to get nice comments from you! it always makes me happy! my little bean started to walk on her own today, of course in her baby Docs 🙂

  3. Hallo Nina
    ich habe versucht, all die Kommentare auf Englisch zu lesen! Soviel habe ich verstanden: sie sind alle begeistert! Ich schliesse mich dieser Begeisterung an. Hinzu kommt noch der Stolz!😍
    Deine Arbeiten könnten nicht professioneller sein! Woher du das nur hast?😄
    Gruss Mami

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