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How We Wear It: The Lodo Dress by True Bias | 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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How We Wear It: Cheyenne Tunic by Hey June

How We Wear It: Cheyenne Tunic by Hey June

If I could wear a flannel button-up shirt every day between the months of November and February, I would. It would require about ten more button-up shirts to be sewn and added to my closet, but honestly, I’m well on my way. My latest lumberjack-esque creation is the Cheyenne Tunic  (View A) by Hey June and I love it so much. If you haven’t tried a Hey June pattern  yet, get on it. There’s a . . .

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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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Jeans Month Kickoff: Denim Chi-Town Chinos

Indiesew Jeans Month | Denim Chi-Town Chinos

Did you hear the big news? January is Jeans Month here at Indiesew! All month long we will be bringing you lots of handmade jeans inspiration including tutorials, kits, style posts, and a video workshop to replicate your favorite ready-to-wear jeans. Plus, we’ve already added four new denim fabrics  to the shop! Today we’re kicking off the festivities with a style post for my latest sewing . . .

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How We Wear It: Gathered Back Top

How We Wear It: Gathered Back Top by Indygo Junction

The blouse I’m showing you today is one that I’ve wanted to feature on the blog for a while. It’s one of those sewing patterns that doesn’t get much attention, but has an unexpected element that makes it a super unique design. Today I’m showing you how I wear (and why I love) the Gathered Back Top  by Indygo Junction. The Gathered Back Top is a woven blouse with 3/4 sleeves, bust darts, and two . . .

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How We Wear It: Bonn Shirt

Indiesew Blog | How We Wear the Bonn Shirt

I’ve got a thing for relaxed, buttoned blouses. Archer , Beatrix , and Cheyenne  all get regular wear around these parts. Since I don’t have to put on office attire every morning, a buttoned blouse makes me feel more put-together than a tired tee and jeans. When I first saw the Bonn Shirt and Dress , I knew instantly that I would love this top. Not only does Kennis, the designer, create some of . . .

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Check out the Lonetree Testers!

Lonetree Jacket and Vest | Tester Photos

The Lonetree Jacket and Vest  simply wouldn’t exist without the help of some amazing women. Our lovely testers spent many hours proofreading, sewing, and offering excellent feedback for my first solo design. I’m always a little embarrassed by the typos I overlook before I send it to them, and inevitably there are some drafting changes that need to be made. But I cannot imagine releasing a pattern . . .

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