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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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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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Highlands Wrap Dress Updates

Indiesew.com | Highlands Wrap Dress Updates

The Highlands Wrap Dress  sewing pattern launched in April with our 2017 Spring/Summer Collection  and the response has been overwhelming! This design is near and dear to my heart because it’s the perfect embodiment of my favorite 70's-inspired silhouette. And I’m giddy every time I see one of you sew your own.  The most common feedback we’re getting? Many of you are loving the fit of the bodice . . .

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2017 Spring/Summer Collection: Blog Tour Roundup

Indiesew 2017 Spring/Summer Collection | Blog Tour Roundup

So it turns out that the 2017 Spring/Summer Collection  and the coordinating fabric batch is, without a doubt, your favorite yet. Here’s a little secret: it's ours too. Thank you so much for the support you've shown this seasonal bundle! We were lucky enough to have ten amazing sewing bloggers and pattern designers join us for this collection’s blog tour. Their posts showed just how versatile . . .

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2016 Fall/Winter Collection: Blog Tour Roundup

Indiesew.com | 2016 Fall/Winter Collection Blog Tour Roundup

As I write this blog post a steady amount of snow is falling from the sky. I’m finally reminded that is nearly full-on winter, despite the warm fall weather we’ve been having. I’m also reminded that I need some new warm clothes, stat.  I curated the 2016 Fall/Winter Collection  with the idea that it could be sewn up into two different capsule wardrobes: a lightweight fall ensemble in autumn tones . . .

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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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The Wrapped Cardigan Video

Indiesew.com | The Wrapped Cardigan Video

A few weeks ago, my dear friend Kristin Glenn (founder of Seamly ) stayed with me for a night in Boulder. Kristin and I have been collaborating on a big project to digitize all of her ethical designs before they go out of production. (Big things are coming for Seamly!) The collaboration has been a wonderful project and challenging in the best way possible. And Kristin is also an incredibly . . .

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Seamly Summer Collection Blog Tour Roundup

Indiesew.com | Seamly Summer Collection Blog Tour Roundup\

Two weeks ago we launched the 2016 Seamly Summer Collection , which was followed by one rather epic blog tour. Nine sewing bloggers created their own versions of the Vallynne Tank ,  Basic Tee , and Wrapped Cardigan . We saw just how versatile these patterns are as these women hacked and styled them to suit their taste. One thing became very clear: these knit garments are as flattering as they . . .

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