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Fabric Batch #014: Fireside

Indiesew Fabric Batch #014: Fireside

UPDATE: The Fireside fabric batch is now sold out. We will try to restock! We are so excited to be bringing back fabric batches! What are fabric batches, you ask? These small, curated fabric collections mix and match to create a mini capsule wardrobe. You can see some of our past fabric batches here . Truth be told, I absolutely love  creating these little collections. Without the pressure of a . . .

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How to Sew a Midi Kila Dress

Indiesew.com | How to Sew a Midi Kila Dress

Last week, some gorgeous thick  rib knits  arrived at Indiesew HQ and I knew immediately that they'd be ideal for a fitted fall dress. I've been dreaming of lengthening the  Kila Tank into a midi length dress for some time now and these fabrics were the perfect weight for this design. You see, I had been looking for a rib knit fabric thick enough to smooth over the body, but not so thick that I'd . . .

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Refashioners 2018: Cropped Leather Jacket

Indiesew + Refashioners | Cropped Leather and Ponte Jacket

When  Portia Lawrie asked me to participate in this season of Refashioners , I jumped at the opportunity. I took part last year (you may remember the hilarity of these teal suede pants ) and I had found the entire experience to utterly sew-jo inducing. Scouring thrift stores, searching for inspiration images, and getting to work remaking something drab to fab does amazing things for your psyche. . . .

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New Fabric: Double-Sided Flannel Twill

New Indiesew Fabric | Double Sided Cotton Flannel Twills

I am beyond ready for some fall sewing. It’s been a hot, hot, hot summer here in Boulder and I am awaiting cool mornings, crisp leaves, and long sleeves. In what I hope is just a matter of weeks, we’ll be experiencing the change of seasons.   You may have noticed, but in the sewing world, fall wardrobe planning is intense. It seems that we’ve all had at least a bit of a sewing hiatus in the . . .

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How We Wear It: Linen Alder Shirt

Indiesew.com | How We Wear It: Striped Linen Alder Shirt

I have a deep reverence for the button-down shirt (as evidenced by Shirt Month , my Archer Shirt Dress , and the various Willamettes , Cheyennes , and  Archers currently hanging in my closet). Despite the fact that collars, in my opinion, have absolutely no practical function in modern day society, they certainly are visually appealing. For someone with a smaller upper body, I like the way . . .

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Indiesew 2018 Website Survey

Indiesew.com | 2018 Website Survey

UPDATE: This survey is now closed and one random respondent has been selected and emailed. Thank you for your help in making Indiesew.com better! It took six months to build Indiesew.com in 2014. At the time, there weren't many off-the-shelf systems that offered what we knew our customers needed from a sewing community. We couldn't find a single shopping cart system that checked all the boxes. So . . .

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How to Sew the Kila Tank (Video Tutorial)

Indiesew.com Video Tutorial | How to Sew the Kila Tank

As promised, today we're showing you the step-by-step process of sewing the  Kila Tank in video format! See how quick and easy it is to sew this basic design.  In the video, we mention using a product called  Heat N Bond Soft Stretch (Lite/Sewable Version) . For two tank tops, you'll likely use a full roll, but it is worth every penny. In my experience, I've achieved a much neater result using . . .

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Kila Tank on Varied Bodies Types

Indiesew.com | Kila Tank on Varied Body Types

Earlier this week we launched the  Kila Tank sewing pattern! This basic design is a  fitted rib knit tank top with a slight racerback cut and a deep scoop neckline. After we shot the Kila Tank on our model Danie , I felt it was necessary to show the tank top on a few more varied body types. I know how important it is to know what strap coverage looks like on tank tops. You need to see how the . . .

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