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How We Wear It: Aimee's Birkin Flares

How We Wear It | Aimee's Birkin Flares DIY Jeans

Can you ever have too many pairs of jeans? When I was a teenager, I remember telling my mom multiple times of my desire to have a different pair to wear every day of the year. I’ve always loved the different styles and washes, the way a well-loved pair softens over time, and how good it feels when you find a pair that fits your waist, hips, and thighs. The Birkin Flares  by Baste + Gather had . . .

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October Creations Prize Package + Announcing the September Winner!

Indiesew.com | 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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How We Wear It: The Opal Cardigan

Indiesew.com | 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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Get Ready for Cardigan Week!

Indiesew.com | 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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Indiesew Pattern Additions: August 2016

Indiesew | August 2016 Pattern Additions

And just like that, we are well on our way into the second week of September! For many people, the first few weeks of school are underway. Life is transitioning into the more regular pace of fall. For us, August was fast-paced and constantly busy. In fact, we added eleven patterns to the shop last month! Here they are: Megan Nielsen Patterns Sudley  is a blouse or gathered waist dress with a . . .

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September Creations Prize Package + Announcing the August Winner!

Monthly Creations Giveaway | September Prize Package

We are so excited to announce the August winner of our Monthly Creation Giveaway! As we mentioned in our original post , the creations portal is a space for interaction through comments, reviews, and questions. You can also search through the portal to gather inspiration. Allie and I had a lot of fun looking through all of the creations ; a whopping 165 new creations were added this month alone! . . .

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How We Wear It: Chi-Town Chino Skirt

Indiesew | How We Wear It: Chi-Town Chino Skirt

If you’ve followed along with the blog the past few days, you’re likely aware that Allie and I are showcasing how we style skirts for fall. (If you are just catching up, make sure you check out our inspiration post and see how Allie styled her Syrah maxi skirt .) For me, style has always been an equal mix of experimenting and trying to replicate looks I’ve seen on TV or in magazines. Even though . . .

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Fall Skirt Week is Here!

Fall Skirt Week | Indiesew

Note: sources for images above linked below. As much as I love the seemingly endless days of summer, there is something peaceful to me about fall. I love the crisp feeling in the air. Something about the leaves changing and the days getting more grey makes me want to hunker down, bake everything, and layer myself in clothing until I can’t possibly move. When I was younger my clothing was strictly . . .

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