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New Indiesew Designer: See Kate Sew

By Allie

Allie is the co-founder of Indiesew and creator of all things pretty on the site. Follow Allie and receive other Indiesew updates by subscribing to the blog. Blog | New Designer: See Kate Sew

Happy Thursday lovely readers! It’s a lovely day in the Indiesew HQ. I’ve been a sewing maniac lately, trying to finish up some last minutes projects before I head to Montana at the end of the month. I'm trying desperately to show you all of our amazing new designers before I leave. It would be a shame to keep these ladies to ourselves until August.

Today, I’m over-the-moon excited to introduce you to our newest designer, Kate from See Kate Sew! If you’ve been immersed in the online sewing community for any length of time you’ve probably heard of this impressive woman. Kate’s wildly popular blog is full of sewing inspiration with a huge library of tutorials, geared towards both children and women’s clothing. And her romantic, feminine style with a hint of edginess is reflected in everything she creates. We just love her.

Oh, and she makes pretty stellar sewing patterns. Lucky for you, we’ve just put the Zippy Top, Penelope Peplum, and City Girl Top up in the Indiesew shop! And last night, Steve’s wife, Amanda, and I put on these awesome tops and took some photos. Yes, we did.

City Girl Top and Frock

I breathe a sigh of relief just looking at this top. Comfy, cozy, and still cute. Ahhh. The City Girl Top is a great fall/winter top with a gathered or pleated neck detail and a big cozy cowl collar. There are two sleeve length options and the option to make a top, tunic or dress. The pattern even includes an optional sash to bring the waist of your tunic or dress in a bit.

I made the tunic version in a soft, yet surprisingly heavyweight rayon jersey. I chose the pleated neckline with the ¾ length sleeves and I couldn’t be happier with the result. I’ll certainly be making a dress length version to wear with leggings and boots in the winter. The dress version of this pattern works great for maternity wear, too!

City Girl Top front | See Kate Sew
City Girl Top Side |
See Kate Sew | City Girl Top sewing pattern on

Penelope Peplum

Kate’s Penelope Peplum pattern has definitely made it’s mark in the online sewing world. People love this pattern! And it’s no secret why. This knit top is a great alternative to a less comfy woven peplum. It’s drafted beautifully. It has interfaced neck facings. I mean really, what more could you want?

Our Penelope Peplum in sewn up in some luscious merlot colored rayon jersey and (Are you seeing a theme here? I’m obsessed with rayon jersey). Regardless of your body shape, a knit peplum works for nearly everyone. Wear your peplum with some toothpick skinny jeans and heels for a night out, or fancy it up by wearing your Penelope over a pencil skirt, with a structured blazer.

Penelope Peplum | See Kate Sew Pattern
See Kate Sew on | Penelope Peplum
Penelope Peplum pattern by See Kate Sew | Indiesew

Zippy Top and Crop Top

The Zippy Top and Crop Top is a woven, loose-fitting tee with an exposed back zipper. It can be sewn full length (like you see here) or cropped and worn over a knit maxi dress or with some high waisted jeans. Best of all? This top only requires 1.5 yards of fabric...max. Heck yes. Our Zippy Top is sewn up in a mauve cotton with a contrasting salmon colored zipper.

This Zippy Top is without a doubt, an all season wardrobe staple. Pair it with skinny jeans and flats for easy summer attire. Or layer a structured jacket and scarf over it for cooler days.

See Kate Sew | Zippy Top at
Zippy Top by See Kate Sew | | Zippy Top Back

Come on over to the Indiesew shop and check out See Kate Sew’s patterns. Have you made any of these three items? Hooray! We’d love for you to upload your creations and provide some inspiration to your fellow sewists!

More designers coming in the next week folks! Sit tight.

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