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How We Wear It: Driftless Cardigan

How We Wear It | Driftless Cardigan by Grainline Studio

It's officially Cardigan Week and we've just added a new design to the shop just for the occasion! The Driftless Cardigan  by Grainline Studio is now in the cardigan lineup  and is 20% off with coupon code CARDIGAN until 10 p.m. on Friday, September 22. I whipped up my Driftless last week in our 2x2 Heather Grey Ribbed Knit  and I have not taken it off since. This grandpa style cardigan goes with . . .

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Cardigan Week Starts Now!

Indiesew | 2017 Cardigan Week

Our annual cardigan celebration returns! For the third year in a row, we're taking a full week to show our appreciation for the often-overlooked outer layer: the cardigan. Cardigan Week offers a full seven days of savings and sewing inspiration!   Cardigan Sewing Patterns We currently have 14 cardigan  and blazer  sewing patterns in the shop and we're hoping to add a few more before Cardigan Week . . .

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Refashioners 2017: Teal Suede Sailor Pants

Indiesew.com | Refashioners 2017 Challenge

I'm equal parts honored and giddy to be participating in this year's Refashioners challenge . If you don't follow Portia Lawrie , you need to start now. She's created this amazing annual event that inspires those of us that sew to look at tired, thrifted clothing in a whole new light. This year's theme is suits. The challenge is simply to take an old, two-piece suit and make it into a new . . .

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August/September 2017 Creations Prize Package + Announcing the July Winner

Indiesew | August/September Creations Giveaway

As summer winds down, we can tell that fall wardrobe planning is picking up! Once the kids are back in school or a routine once again finds its way into your life, planning your next sewing projects is a fun way to embrace the seasonal change. Yes summer is leaving, but we get to start sewing cozy cardigans, sweatshirts, and jeans! But we'll talk more about fall sewing below. First, let's see who . . .

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Indiesew's First Charity Sample Sale is Live!

Indiesew.com | First Charity Sample Sale is Live!

Did you know that we sew a sample of every single sewing pattern you see in the Indiesew Pattern Shop ? We do this to test the pattern instructions and drafting, create a cohesive shopping experience, and make sure the design is in line with our brand aesthetic. It’s our version of quality control.   Roughly ten passionate sewists help us with this enormous task. They’re some of the most skilled . . .

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Pattern Comparison: Lakeside and Reef Pajamas

Indiesew.com | Handmade Pajama Sets Comparison Post

I have a confession to make. I've never sewn myself a pair of pajamas. Despite the countless cozy chic loungewear sewing patterns  on the market, my sleepwear is pilling t-shirts and my boyfriend's hand-me-down sweatpants. This summer it was even more apparent that I didn't have any hot weather pajamas. When the temperatures soared to 100 degrees in the daytime here in Colorado, it was only . . .

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Cleo Skirt Blog Tour

Indiesew.com | Cleo Skirt Blog Tour

It's our turn on the Cleo Skirt  Summer Showcase! You can read more about this blog event and find out who the other 20 (!) sewists involved are here . The Cleo Skirt by Made by Rae is a gathered skirt with a flat front waistband and elasticated back waistband. Deep pockets provide a place to stash the essentials. This design comes in two lengths, knee and midi, which makes it a design you'll . . .

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The Five Best Irons for Garment Sewers

Indiesew.com | Five Best Irons for Garment Sewing

My hunt for a good iron has been a long one. Garment sewers have peculiar needs in an iron. We need something that can be kept on for hours at a time without burning out components. Steam pressure and control is of paramount importance. And longevity is key. I haven't yet found the perfect iron that embodies all of these traits, but I have found a handful of irons that are close. For me, these . . .

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