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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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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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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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Great Tank Bonanza: Saltbox and Hunter

Indiesew Great Tank Bonanza | Saltbox and Hunter

It's the final day of the Great Tank Bonanza! For the past two weeks, we've been comparing different tank top designs in the Indiesew Pattern Shop . If you missed out on our blog tour, be sure to catch these comparison posts: Indiesew | Basic Woven Tanks Erica | Knit Racerback Tanks Kristi | Woven Tanks with Partial Plackets Elena | Woven Tanks with Gathered Yokes Dani | Knit Swing Tanks My last . . .

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Great Tank Bonanza: Gemma and Willow

Indiesew Great Tank Bonanza | Willow Tank vs Gemma Tank

It’s back! Our annual handmade tank top celebration returns for the second year, and this time around we’ve got even more sleeveless inspiration for you. For the next two weeks, we’ve got a small blog tour lined up, but in a little different format than you’re used to seeing here. Different how, you ask? Well, I think the best part of the indie sewing pattern world is that there are so many . . .

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How We Wear It: The Lodo Dress by True Bias

Indiesew.com | How We Wear the Lodo Dress by True Bias

Another stellar sewing pattern by True Bias is now available! The Lodo Dress  is a subtly cocooned-shape dress with two length options. View A is midi length dress with a slit at the center back. View B (which I’m showing here) is an above-knee length dress with no slit.  Both versions have a deep V-neckline and armholes that are finished with woven facings (trust me, it totally works). This . . .

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How We Wear It: Lonetree Jacket and Vest

How We Wear It: Lonetree Jacket and Vest by Allie Olson

A few weeks ago we wrapped up the 12-part  Lonetree Sewalong . I had intended to photograph my pink Lonetree Jacket and olive tencel Lonetree Vest right away. But life got really busy. I flew to Montana, completed testing on my next pattern, and prepped for an upcoming destination photoshoot. But nearly every day I've been wearing my Lonetree Jacket or Vest  thinking, "I really need to photograph . . .

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