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The Pleated Pencil Skirt: Inside and Out

The Pleated Pencil Skirt by Delia Creates | Indiesew Winter Collection

The Arctic Blast has arrived here in the US and I’m more than happy to be snuggled up in the Indiesew HQ blogging, sewing and taking photos. I’m totally giddy about today's post, in part because I’m so incredibly proud of something I sewed, but also because the world needs to know more about the Pleated Pencil Skirt by Delia Creates. This longtime blogger and brand new designer made the online . . .

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Introducing the 2015 Winter Collection

Introducing the 2015 Indiesew Winter Collection |

As we prepare to plunge into bone-chilling weather here in the US, it seems utterly appropriate that this be the day we launch the Indiesew Winter Collection. It seems only fitting that as I sit typing this, wearing my maxi Out and About Dress , sipping my hot tea, and curled up under my favorite blanket that we get to unveil what I've been hinting at for weeks. It is so officially winter here. . . .

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How We Wear It: The Cowl Neck Top by So Sew Easy

How We Wear It | Cowl Neck Top Sewing Pattern by So Sew Easy

Today’s style post is brought to you by Steve’s darling wife, Amanda . She’s dipped her toe into sewing recently and I’m shocked by how quickly she’s caught on! Not to mention the little lady started sewing with knits, her first project being a near perfect Union St Tee. That’s pure bravery, I tell you. A few weeks ago, Amanda and I took a trip to the fabric store to get supplies to sew up the . . .

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Ballard Creation Roundup

Ballard Sewing Pattern by Straight Stitch Designs | Creation Roundup on

As our two weeks of Ballard fun come to a close this weekend, it seems only appropriate to roundup all of the awesome Ballard creations that have been uploaded to the site. There's so much sewing inspiration, in fact, that we can't feature them all! So let's take a look at some of our favorite creations of this awesome sewing pattern we've seen thus far. If you're just now tuning in, you have a . . .

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How We Wear It: The Ballard by Straight Stitch Designs

How We Wear It: The Ballard by Straight Stitch Designs | Blog

Today's style post is, without a doubt, my favorite style post we've created to date. I can't pinpoint exactly why, but the combination of this awesome split back top, a cute little pilates model, and fall photography has me, quite frankly, freaking out about it all. Today I get to show you how we wear the Ballard Top by Straight Stitch Designs. But first can we talk a bit about this Indiesew . . .

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Ballard Sewalong: Part 4

Ballard Sewalong: Part 4 | Blog

Need to catch up? Ballard Sewalong Part I: Preparing to Sew Ballard Sewalong Part II: Front and Back Bodice Ballard Sewalong Part III: Shoulders, Armscyes, and Side Seams Today’s the final day, folks. After today’s post you’ll have a fully completed Ballard top ! Today’s steps are all about the finishing details, and this pattern is definitely not lacking them. Kimberly, the designer, has . . .

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Ballard Sewalong: Part 3

Ballard Sewalong Part 3 |

Need to catch up? Ballard Sewalong Part I: Preparing to Sew Ballard Sewalong Part II: Front and Back Bodice We’re moving on to Part 3 of our Ballard Sewalong today, and to be honest with each passing day I love the Ballard sewing pattern by Straight Stitch Designs even more. With a casual fit and peek-a-boo back, you won't find another pattern quite like this. I'm so excited to show you our style . . .

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Ballard Sewalong: Part 2 | Ballard Sewalong Part 2

Need to catch up? Ballard Sewalong Part I: Preparing to Sew Welcome back, folks! Today we’re moving onto part two of the Ballard Sewalong. If you haven’t picked up your copy of this awesome pattern by Straight Stitch designs, head on over to the shop and grab it now ! We’ll finish up our four part sewalong early next week and then its onto the fun stuff like style posts and roundup creations! But . . .

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