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It's a big, emotional, heart-full-of-gratitude week over here. Yesterday marked exactly five years to the day that Indiesew was launched to the sewing community after six months in development! It simultaneously feels like we've been working at this dream for a decade and also for about six months. I can describe it in no other words than it's been  a ride . Here are some flashbacks from the . . .

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Tori’s Sewing Journey

indiesew.com | Chi Town Chinos by Alina Design Co. |  Anza by Itch to Stitch

My involvement in the Indiesew community started 3.5 years ago, when Allie reached out to me, asking me to do a guest post on the Indiesew blog ( my FIRST indie pattern! ). Looking back makes me realize just how far I’ve come since then, because I remember the exact post I had just written on my own blog when she emailed me…and it wasn’t very good. Haha. But Allie must have seen that I was making . . .

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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: Rib Knit Monarch Jacket

indiesew.com | Monarch Jacket | Allie Olson

For over a month now, we’ve had a super luxurious fabric sitting on our shelves that didn't translate well in flat photos. In the office, we’ve all been brainstorming what to sew in this  Heather Grey Stripe Rib Knit  to give you all a better idea of how this fabric drapes and moves.  Angie, our Marketing Director, mentioned that I should sew a  Monarch Jacket in it, something I hadn’t . . .

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Monarch Jacket Tester Roundup

Indiesew.com | Monarch Jacket | Allie Olson

I feel extremely lucky to have some of the best pattern testers around. For the Monarch Jacket , ten lovely ladies helped us test this design. They helped us perfect the fit, fix a grading issue, caught my typos, and overall improved the quality of this pattern by leaps and bounds. I couldn't release a pattern without their help. Below are photos of seven tester versions. After these were sewn . . .

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Kaylee’s Cropped Monarch Jacket

Indiesew.com | Monarch Jacket | Allie Olson | Cropped Jacket

I was beyond excited to test sew Allie Olson’s new  Monarch Jacket pattern. I just knew that I would get a ton of wear from this structured, boxy, knit jacket and now that spring is here, I’m wearing almost everyday! This cropped jacket is perfect for everyday wear. It feels comfy and casual like your favorite sweatshirt and elevates an everyday look. Most of my favorite garments feel like . . .

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Monarch Jacket Styling Ideas

Indiesew.com | Monarch Jacket Style Inspiration

On Monday we launched the  Monarch Jacket and I'm feeling pretty over-the-moon that so many of you are drawn to this design! My design aesthetic is simple and comfortable, with a nod to the 70's. And with this sewing pattern I feel like I'm starting to build more  a collection of sewing patterns that mix and match well together. I hope you do too! Today we wanted to give you a peek at the images . . .

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