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Lonetree Jacket and Vest | Tester Photos

The Lonetree Jacket and Vest  simply wouldn’t exist without the help of some amazing women. Our lovely testers spent many hours proofreading, sewing, and offering excellent feedback for my first solo design. I’m always a little embarrassed by the typos I overlook before I send it to them, and inevitably there are some drafting changes that need to be made. But I cannot imagine releasing a pattern . . .

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Lonetree Fit and Fabric Selection

Lonetree Jacket Fit and Fabric Selection |

I want to extend one huge heartfelt thank you for your enthusiasm around the 2016 Fall/Winter Collection  and my first solo design, the Lonetree Jacket and Vest . It’s a bit terrifying to release a design that is a full reflection of your own personal style. It’s scary writing and illustrating a pattern the way I would like to use it, hoping that it meets your standards. If it doesn’t, don’t . . .

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Introducing the 2016 Fall/Winter Collection | Introducing the 2016 Fall/Winter Collection

If you’ve noticed the earth-toned fabrics, twill tape, and sneak peeks popping up randomly in our Instagram  feed recently, then you likely know what we’ve been up to. We’ve been up to a lot. We’ve been designing utility jackets and sewing coordinating trousers, skirts, and blouses. We’ve been handpicking fabric and supplies to coordinate with what is, undoubtedly, our favorite pattern bundle . . .

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October Creations Prize Package + Announcing the September Winner! | October 2016 Creations Giveaway

Our monthly creations giveaway is in its second month running and it's been so much fun to see what you've uploaded to our creations portal !  To participate in our monthly giveaway of $50 worth of sewing goodies, just upload your latest sewing creation. At the end of each month we use a random generator to select our winner. Our winner creation for September is Leslie’s Black Mamba Halifax !   . . .

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Cardigan Week Blog Tour Roundup

Indiesew Cardigan Week | Blog Tour Roundup

Last week we celebrated everything cardigan-related and it’s clear you love a cozy outer layer just as much as we do. We had a pattern sale, launched a new video , and showed you how Aimee wears a brand new coatigan pattern . But perhaps the best part of Cardigan Week is the blog tour. Three lovely ladies showed us their take on a cardigan pattern available in the Indiesew shop !    Tori’s . . .

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How We Wear It: The Opal Cardigan | How We Wear It: The Opal Cardigan by Paprika Patterns

It seems like my tolerance for cold weather decreases a little bit more each year. The older I get the more it affects me – has this happened to anyone else? I know plenty of people who wear long underwear or tights under their jeans on a daily basis in the winter, but I’ve never been able to get used to doing that. But a lot of times I’ll feel cold on my commute, but then way too hot when I’m at . . .

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The Wrapped Cardigan Video | The Wrapped Cardigan Video

A few weeks ago, my dear friend Kristin Glenn (founder of Seamly ) stayed with me for a night in Boulder. Kristin and I have been collaborating on a big project to digitize all of her ethical designs before they go out of production. (Big things are coming for Seamly!) The collaboration has been a wonderful project and challenging in the best way possible. And Kristin is also an incredibly . . .

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Get Ready for Cardigan Week! | Get Ready for Cardigan Week!

Note: sources for images above linked below. It’s back! Our Cardigan event was such a hit last year that we decided to devote a whole week to these cozy outer layers this year. We want to encourage and enable everyone’s fall wardrobe plans so we’re having a big sale on all cardigan and blazer sewing patterns! A fall wardrobe is not complete without one of these staples. So all cardigans  and . . .

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