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Pattern Comparison: Lander and Persephone Shorts

Indiesew Pattern Comparison | Lander and Persephone Shorts

We've received so much great feedback on our last pattern comparison blog post , that we've decided to make this a more regular blog series! This week, we're comparing the  Lander and  Persephone shorts sewn in two Indiesew fabrics. I really like sewing two comparable patterns when I'm considering a certain silhouette. The process of sewing two similar patterns is something I encourage all . . .

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How We Wear It: Color Blocked Linen Willow Tank

How We Wear It: Color Blocked Linen Willow Tank | Indiesew.com

Can we talk about linen for a second? I've experimented with this natural-fiber fabric here and there, but not ever with any great conviction. For years, my warm weather go-to fabric was  rayon challis because it drapes well and has a soft hand. But last week I decided to sew up a color blocked  Willow Tank and my opinion on linen took a 180-degree turn. Turns out, linen is an incredibly . . .

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Great Tank Bonanza: Pony Tank

Indiesew.com | 2018 Great Tank Bonanza

The Great Tank Bonanza has returned! Every year we set aside an entire week to celebrate  sleeveless tops for a few reasons:  Tank tops are typically beginner-friendly sewing patterns with no sleeves to set in and quick sewing time. Tank tops are stash busting projects that typically require less than 1.5 yards of fabric. Typically, you'll have fabric on-hand that will work for a tank top . . .

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Pattern Comparison: Nettie and Rowan Bodysuits

Indiesew.com | Pattern Comparison: Nettie and Rowan Bodysuits

I'm a recent bodysuit convert, a garment I had never given a chance until a few weeks ago. Bodysuits (basically adult onesies, right?) are amazing for so many reasons: you don't have to worry about your shirt riding up your torso and coming untucked. Bodysuits complement high-waisted bottoms perfectly because they lay nice and smooth under the waistband. And they're comfortable because everything . . .

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How We Wear It: Silk Coram Dress with Elastic Waist

How We Wear It: Coram Dress |Indiesew Blog

Today marks the last day of our  Coram Week celebration! We had four sewing bloggers show us their interpretation of the  Coram Top and Dress sewing pattern and I'm now thoroughly inspired to sew a few more versions! You can see each of their posts here: Wednesday, May 30: Teresa //  Dandelion Drift Thursday, May 31: Kristi //  sweetkm Friday, June 1: Dani //  Sewing & Cocktails Saturday,  June . . .

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It's Coram Week!

Indiesew.com | Coram Top and Dress Week

Late last week, we launched the  Coram Top and Dress sewing pattern in paper format! This is my third solo design and second printed sewing pattern. It still feels totally surreal to see boxes upon boxes full of shiny envelopes with printed tissue inside. In fact, it's a total trip. So to celebrate this momentous occasion, we're celebrating the Coram Top and Dress this week! We've got five sewing . . .

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How We Wear It: Lane Raglan Midi Dress

Indiesew.com | How We Wear It: Lane Raglan Midi Dress

When I need a quick palette-cleanser sewing project, I tend to reach for the same few sewing patterns. One of those is the  Lane Raglan , which also happens to be one of our all-time bestselling patterns . This spring, after sewing  so many Moto Sweatshirts , I set to work on a project that I knew would bring me a bit of instant gratification. And it was one that has been on my mind for a few . . .

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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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