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How We Wear It: Archer Shirt Dress

Indiesew.com | How We Wear It: Archer Shirt Dress

I present to you, the shirt dress I’ve been wearing nonstop for four days straight. This is my first completed garment for Shirt Month : an  Archer Button Up by Grainline Studio that I’ve lengthened and added a drawstring waist.  After I finished the dress last week, I thought about writing a combination style/tutorial blog post, but decided against it for two reasons: 1. I was too excited to . . .

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How We Wear It: Lander Pant

Indiesew | How We Wear It: Lander Pant

If you’ve been following along with our  Instagram stories, then you know how much I love the  Lander Pant sewing pattern by True Bias. I’ve been coveting the  Kamm Pants for years, but haven’t been able to swallow the $400 price tag. When Kelli released this high-waisted, button fly design, I was immediately sold.     When I say I love these pants, what I’m really saying is that I find it hard . . .

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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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