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Top Five Cozy Pullover Sewing Patterns for Fall

This week in Colorado we abruptly transitioned from a very hot summer to winter weather in the span of about 24 hours. As snow fell from the sky yesterday morning, I realized that it's time to pull out the cozy  knit pullovers and work them into my wardrobe once again. As I pulled on my  Toaster Sweater #1 (seen above) this morning, I realized that we've never done a roundup post of our favorite . . .

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Fabric Batch #016: Sketch

Indiesew Fabric | Batch #016: Sketch

When we sent out our 2017 Customer Survey  there were a few surprising (to me) requests that trended from this community. One of those? Many of you asked for more high-contrast black and white fabrics. It's not typically a color palette I'm drawn to, but after sourcing our sixteenth fabric batch, I now see what all the fuss is about. Black and white motifs are strong; they make a statement. And . . .

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Fabric Batch #015: Orchard

Indiesew Fabric Batch #015: Orchard

EDIT: Orchard is mostly sold out at this time. We'll work to restock! Our fifteenth fabric batch is here! Orchard is a collection of five fabrics that feature pops of apple red, indigo blues, and soft creams. The weight of the fabrics in these collections have us dreaming up casual fall outfits that will carry us through fall and into winter. Let's take a look: Indigo Stripe Double Cloth This . . .

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Fabric Batch #014: Fireside

Indiesew Fabric Batch #014: Fireside

We are so excited to be bringing back fabric batches! What are fabric batches, you ask? These small, curated fabric collections mix and match to create a mini capsule wardrobe. You can see some of our past fabric batches here . Truth be told, I absolutely love  creating these little collections. Without the pressure of a big seasonal collection launch, these small releases totally get my creative . . .

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Refashioners 2018: Cropped Leather Jacket

Indiesew + Refashioners | Cropped Leather and Ponte Jacket

When  Portia Lawrie asked me to participate in this season of Refashioners , I jumped at the opportunity. I took part last year (you may remember the hilarity of these teal suede pants ) and I had found the entire experience to utterly sew-jo inducing. Scouring thrift stores, searching for inspiration images, and getting to work remaking something drab to fab does amazing things for your psyche. . . .

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New Fabric: Double-Sided Flannel Twill

New Indiesew Fabric | Double Sided Cotton Flannel Twills

I am beyond ready for some fall sewing. It’s been a hot, hot, hot summer here in Boulder and I am awaiting cool mornings, crisp leaves, and long sleeves. In what I hope is just a matter of weeks, we’ll be experiencing the change of seasons.   You may have noticed, but in the sewing world, fall wardrobe planning is intense. It seems that we’ve all had at least a bit of a sewing hiatus in the . . .

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Indiesew 2018 Website Survey

Indiesew.com | 2018 Website Survey

UPDATE: This survey is now closed and one random respondent has been selected and emailed. Thank you for your help in making Indiesew.com better! It took six months to build Indiesew.com in 2014. At the time, there weren't many off-the-shelf systems that offered what we knew our customers needed from a sewing community. We couldn't find a single shopping cart system that checked all the boxes. So . . .

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Kila Tank on Varied Bodies Types

Indiesew.com | Kila Tank on Varied Body Types

Earlier this week we launched the  Kila Tank sewing pattern! This basic design is a  fitted rib knit tank top with a slight racerback cut and a deep scoop neckline. After we shot the Kila Tank on our model Danie , I felt it was necessary to show the tank top on a few more varied body types. I know how important it is to know what strap coverage looks like on tank tops. You need to see how the . . .

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