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How to Sew an Ogden Cami Slip Dress

Indiesew.com | How to Sew an Ogden Cami Slip Dress

A sewing project entered my mind on Monday and by the end of the day Tuesday I had the finished item in hand, exactly how I imagined it. It rarely happens this way for me, I usually sit on sewing ideas for months, even years. Eventually they get replaced with other ideas and leave my brain altogether. But the pattern hack I had in mind was really simple. I had a maxi dress (the Lottie Dress , in . . .

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How We Wear It: Fiona Sundress

Indiesew | Fiona Sundress | Closet Case Files

We're so excited to be carrying a new Closet Case Patterns design in the shop: the Fiona Sundress ! I've been eyeing this design since it released last June, but I've been waiting to find the right fabric to complement the fitted bodice, body skimming skirt, wide straps, and snap closure. And then I realized we've been carrying it in the Indiesew Fabric Shop this entire time. Our  Navy Tropics . . .

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Karen's Silk Jade Dress

indiesew.com | Karen’s Silk Jade Dress

(Karen used Indiesew's Red Geo Crepe Silk fabric  for this post) Do you ever have an “ah ha” moment, something Merriam-Webster defines as “a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, insight, recognition, or comprehension”? A few weeks ago, a light came on and I realized that when it comes to sewing, my brain works like a combination lock. You know – like The Italian Job or similar movie where . . .

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How We Wear It: Archer Shirt

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

Today's style post is firmly rooted in basics (nothing at all fancy here), but it's a silhouette I find myself reaching for constantly once the weather cools down. Every fall, I sew at least one button-up shirt. I have narrow shoulders, and set-in sleeves paired with collars tend to balance out my proportions. I find them comfortable to wear and they elevate an outfit to a notch above a casual . . .

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How to Sew a Midi Kila Dress

Indiesew.com | How to Sew a Midi Kila Dress

Last week, some gorgeous thick  rib knits  arrived at Indiesew HQ and I knew immediately that they'd be ideal for a fitted fall dress. I've been dreaming of lengthening the  Kila Tank into a midi length dress for some time now and these fabrics were the perfect weight for this design. You see, I had been looking for a rib knit fabric thick enough to smooth over the body, but not so thick that I'd . . .

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How to Sew a Lonetree Rain Jacket

Indiesew.com | How to Sew a Lonetree Rain Jacket

Last week  we showed you how we wear our Lonetree Rain Jacket. This week we're showing you how to sew it! This project is a pattern hack on my  Lonetree Jacket sewing pattern and is one of my most-worn makes.  The modifications for this project are not complex. I made no changes to the general fit of the jacket. Below are the changes I made that I'll lead you through below: Underlined the bodices . . .

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Pattern Spotlight: The Sheath Dress by The Avid Seamstress

Pattern Spotlight: Sheath Dress by The Avid Seamstress

We're starting a new YouTube series this week called Pattern Spotlight! This series will take a quick one minute look at a sewing pattern in the Indiesew shop. You'll get to see the features of the design up close as well as it modeled on a human body. This week we're highlighting the Sheath Dress by The Avid Seamstress , a pattern we offer in both digital and paper format! Take a look and let us . . .

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How to Sew the Minttu All-In-One Facing

Indiesew.com | How to Sew the Minttu Top All-In-One Facing

Since we launched the 2017 Spring/Summer Collection  we've had a few questions about the all-in-one facing on the Minttu Top  sewing pattern by Named Clothing. You see, if you've never sewn one before, the process is not at all intuitive. To make matters worse, it's really difficult to illustrate this technique in a drawing. So, we listened to your requests and we've put together a video tutorial . . .

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