Indiesew Pattern Additions: June 2016
It’s hard to believe but somehow the first week of July is nearly over and things just keep on moving right along. These days nearly everyone’s life is fast paced with jam-packed schedules, and while the summer is supposed to be laid back and chock full of relaxing days in a hammock or at a beach, that’s rarely reality.
You may follow us on social media or subscribe to the Indiesew newsletter, but we know it’s still easy to miss the happenings at Indiesew. Because we don’t want anyone to miss out, Allie and I decided to start compiling a monthly blog post with information about new patterns we’ve added to the Indiesew Pattern Shop.
Over the month of June, with the help of our marvelous sample sewists, we managed to add ten new sewing patterns to the shop. Without further ado, here is a summary of everything new:
Seamly Summer Collection
Allie and Kristin Glenn, the founder of Seamly, worked together to make Seamly clothing designs into patterns for the home sewist. Released on June 7, the collection includes three knit basics that you’ll find yourself reaching for again and again.
The Vallynne Tank is a relaxed knit tank with an A-line shape that fits through the bust and swings out slightly through the hem. With only four seams and knit-bound armscyes and neckline, this pattern can be sewn up in less than two hours.
The Basic Tee is a scoop-neck knit-bound neckline T-shirt that proves that basic doesn’t equal boring. It has an optional breast pocket that can be easily left off or sewn on in a different fabric for a contrast detail.
The last pattern in this group, with two variations, is the Wrapped Cardigan. The cardigan has a sleeveless variation as well as a long-sleeve option and inner pockets formed by the front facings. Both versions are long line, hitting mid-thigh. The flowy nature of the cardigan allows for you to wrap yourself up, as the name suggests, and belt it over your outfit or wear it as a stand-alone wrapped dress.
Amazing versions of all three patterns were sewn up during the Seamly Summer Collection Blog Tour and these definitely provide a lot of inspiration. The patterns can be purchased individually; however, we’re offering a 20% discount when purchasing the entire Seamly Collection.
Hey June is one of Indiesew’s most popular designers and the Charleston Dress illustrates why. This knit dress has a fitted bodice, two skirt variations, and seven sleeve variations! Both views have a semi-exposed back zipper, perfect for adding a bit of contrast if that's your style.
Fabric choice and pattern can make a big difference here between a casual or formal dress. The sample on our product page is sewn in ponte de roma, a sturdy structured knit, with square sleeves and the fitted skirt variation.
The Caravan Tote by Noodlehead is a medium-sized bag with interior and exterior pockets that allow you to separate the essentials and keep tabs on everything you have with you.
The pattern pieces allow for color-blocking or pairing of complementary fabrics. The pattern also comes with a small pouch that can be used in conjunction with the tote to hold smaller items or as a notions kit for your sewing space.
North Pond Notebook Cover
With two size variations for standard and larger journal-size notebooks, the North Pond Notebook Cover by Radiant Home Studio allows you to keep all of your notes, sketches, and musings safe while allowing your personal style to shine through. Interior pockets mean you can fit more than just your journal: pens, pencils, or a rogue sticky note.
Check out how Allie styled these two patterns here.
New Cashmerette Patterns!
As happy as we are to have these two dress patterns, we’re even happier to have added a ‘new to Indiesew’ designer: Cashmerette. These modern designs are figure flattering and are designed for sizes 12-28 and cup sizes C-H.
The Washington Dress (left) uses both knit and woven fabric, providing opportunity to play with pattern and texture. The dress is fitted through the bodice and features an A-line skirt with three sleeve variations.
Anyone who has ever tried on a wrap dress knows how figure flattering, comfortable, and timeless they are. The Appleton Dress (right) has a crossover front and a deep V-neck. The pattern includes separate bodice pieces based on bra cup size to ensure an optimal fit.
The Briar Tee exemplifies why it’s hard to have just one favorite T-shirt pattern. Here, the standard knit T-shirt has been modified with fun details like cropped versus standard length hem, two neckline finishes, and three sleeve lengths.
The result is a variety of tee options that can be as casual or dressy as you like. The maximum yardage needed for any version in any size is 2 yards and Teresa managed to sew up a version out of an old men’s T-shirt – talk about upcycling!
I have a ton of winter time pajama sets, but for whatever reason never owned any summer time sets. While mismatched lounge shorts and tank tops don’t make for the worst night’s sleep, it’s a great feeling to have a nice lightweight or silky pair of pajamas that are gorgeous enough to wear as separates outside of the house. The Lakeside Pajamas certainly fit this bill.
A spaghetti-strapped top with a split back and bias bound neckline, armscye, and hems pair with a curved hem elastic waist short. This playful Swiss dot striped chambray we have in the Indiesew Fabric Shop would make a fun pair (or if you’re an advanced sewist and want to challenge yourself, try sewing up a pair using this black and red geometric silk fabric).
That wraps up this edition of Indiesew Pattern Addition post! Hopefully you’ve seen something new or at least a pattern that you may have forgotten about. We’ll be back next month with all of our July editions.
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