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How to Sew an Archer Shirt Dress

Indiesew Tutorial | How to Sew an Archer Shirt Dress with Drawstring Waist

When I shared  this Archer Shirt Dress on the blog a few weeks ago, we got lots of requests for a tutorial on how to achieve the same look. So on this last day of Shirt Month , we’ve got it ready for you! Here’s how to sew an Archer Shirt Dress with a drawstring waist.   Lengthen the Archer First, you’ll need to modify your pattern pieces to add length to the Archer Button Up . I added an extra . . .

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How We Wear It: Willamette Shirt by Hey June

Indiesew Style Post | How We Wear the Willamette Shirt by Hey June

My second  Shirt Month make is finished! The  Willamette Shirt by Hey June turned out to be a surprisingly quick and easy sew and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. So, what makes this pattern such a breeze? Well, there's no collar stand. The collar is sewn right into the neckline curve. Front facings create a clean finish, with no fiddly blind topstitching required. Because the design . . .

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How We Wear It: Archer Shirt Dress

Indiesew.com | How We Wear It: Archer Shirt Dress

I present to you, the shirt dress I’ve been wearing nonstop for four days straight. This is my first completed garment for Shirt Month : an  Archer Button Up by Grainline Studio that I’ve lengthened and added a drawstring waist.  After I finished the dress last week, I thought about writing a combination style/tutorial blog post, but decided against it for two reasons: 1. I was too excited to . . .

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Sign up for the 2018 Shirt Month Webinar!

Indiesew | 2018 Shirt Month Webinar

UPDATE : Our Shirt Month Webinar is now full. Thank you for your interest! Our  2018 Shirt Month is off to great start! Our inaugural event has seen a lot of action from the sewing world, with many of you using  #shirtmonth on Instagram to play along. If you have plans to sew a collared button-up shirt, popover, or shirtdress in 2018, this is the month to do it! For this event, we've decided to . . .

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Fabric Files: Double Cloth

Indiesew Fabric Files | Double Cloth

Today’s  Fabric Files post is long overdue, considering that we’ve been consistently stocking  double cloth in the Indiesew Fabric Shop since its inception. I sing this fabric’s praises on Instagram all the time, but it’s clear there’s still a bit of confusion about double cloth among the sewing community. I constantly hear questions like, “Is it the same as double gauze?”, “How does it wash and . . .

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2018 Shirt Month Starts Now!

Indiesew | 2018 Shirt Month

A few months ago, we polled our  Instagram followers on the idea of hosting an online sewing event centered around shirt- and shirt-dress making. The results were overwhelmingly in favor of an entire month devoted to making button-up shirts, collared popovers, and shirt-dresses! Shirt and shirtdress month starts right now! We've loaded up the  Indiesew Fabric Shop with new substrates perfect for . . .

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What is overstock fabric?

Indiesew Blog | What is Overstock/Deadstock/Surplus Fabric?

When we started planning our initial  fabric offering in June of 2015, I had one goal in mind: offer a variety of sustainable apparel fabrics that differ from the designer fabrics on the market. I have a good friend in the ethical fashion industry who used what she called “deadstock” fabric for her designs. She and a few other people gave me some contacts in the Los Angeles Fashion District for . . .

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Indiesew's 10 Most Popular Patterns in 2017

Indiesew's Top Ten Most Popular Patterns in 2017

It's my favorite time of year! At the end of each calendar year we throw a bunch of data into an excel spreadsheet to find out what resonated with you all throughout the year. My favorite countdown list to put together is this one: The Top 10 Most Popular Patterns in 2017. But before we get into that, here are a few highlights from 2017: Our revenue grew by over 40% from 2016! Major happy dance . . .

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