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How We Wear It: Archer Shirt Dress

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

I present to you, the shirt dress I’ve been wearing nonstop for four days straight. This is my first completed garment for Shirt Month : an  Archer Button Up by Grainline Studio that I’ve lengthened and added a drawstring waist.  After I finished the dress last week, I thought about writing a combination style/tutorial blog post, but decided against it for two reasons: 1. I was too excited to . . .

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Sign up for the 2018 Shirt Month Webinar!

Indiesew | 2018 Shirt Month Webinar

UPDATE : Our Shirt Month Webinar is now full. Thank you for your interest! Our  2018 Shirt Month is off to great start! Our inaugural event has seen a lot of action from the sewing world, with many of you using  #shirtmonth on Instagram to play along. If you have plans to sew a collared button-up shirt, popover, or shirtdress in 2018, this is the month to do it! For this event, we've decided to . . .

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Fabric Files: Double Cloth

Indiesew Fabric Files | Double Cloth

Today’s  Fabric Files post is long overdue, considering that we’ve been consistently stocking  double cloth in the Indiesew Fabric Shop since its inception. I sing this fabric’s praises on Instagram all the time, but it’s clear there’s still a bit of confusion about double cloth among the sewing community. I constantly hear questions like, “Is it the same as double gauze?”, “How does it wash and . . .

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2018 Shirt Month Starts Now!

Indiesew | 2018 Shirt Month

A few months ago, we polled our  Instagram followers on the idea of hosting an online sewing event centered around shirt- and shirt-dress making. The results were overwhelmingly in favor of an entire month devoted to making button-up shirts, collared popovers, and shirt-dresses! Shirt and shirtdress month starts right now! We've loaded up the  Indiesew Fabric Shop with new substrates perfect for . . .

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What is overstock fabric?

Indiesew Blog | What is Overstock/Deadstock/Surplus Fabric?

When we started planning our initial  fabric offering in June of 2015, I had one goal in mind: offer a variety of sustainable apparel fabrics that differ from the designer fabrics on the market. I have a good friend in the ethical fashion industry who used what she called “deadstock” fabric for her designs. She and a few other people gave me some contacts in the Los Angeles Fashion District for . . .

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Indiesew's 10 Most Popular Patterns in 2017

Indiesew's Top Ten Most Popular Patterns in 2017

It's my favorite time of year! At the end of each calendar year we throw a bunch of data into an excel spreadsheet to find out what resonated with you all throughout the year. My favorite countdown list to put together is this one: The Top 10 Most Popular Patterns in 2017. But before we get into that, here are a few highlights from 2017: Our revenue grew by over 40% from 2016! Major happy dance . . .

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How We Wear It: Lander Pant

Indiesew | How We Wear It: Lander Pant

If you’ve been following along with our  Instagram stories, then you know how much I love the  Lander Pant sewing pattern by True Bias. I’ve been coveting the  Kamm Pants for years, but haven’t been able to swallow the $400 price tag. When Kelli released this high-waisted, button fly design, I was immediately sold.     When I say I love these pants, what I’m really saying is that I find it hard . . .

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Demystifying Fabric Weight

Indiesew.com | Demystifying Fabric Weight

It wasn’t until we opened the Indiesew Fabric Shop , that I started to understand the intricacies of textiles. I knew of a few broad categories of fabric (chambrays, lawns, and those I referred to as simply rayons), but I didn’t understand how all of the different characteristics of fabric work together to create a wearable textile. Perhaps the most mysterious of those characteristics was fabric . . .

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