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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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Moto Sweatshirt Sewalong Pt 7: Sew the Facings and Zipper

Indiesew.com | Moto Sweatshirt Sewalong Pt 7

Just two more sections of the  Moto Sweatshirt Sewalong left and we'll have a finished garment! Today we're attaching the right and left facings and sewing the zipper between them. If you're just tuning in, here's the sewalong schedule: April 23: Gathering your Supplies April 24: Cutting the Pattern and Fabric April 25: Sewing the Pockets April 26: Sewing the Shoulders, Sleeves, and Side Seams . . .

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Moto Sweatshirt Sewalong Pt 6: Sewing the Collar/Waistband and Prepping the Zipper

Indiesew.com | Moto Sweatshirt Sewalong Pt 6

It's Day 6 of the  Moto Sweatshirt Sewalong and we're getting so much closer to having a finished sweatshirt! Today we'll tackle the waistband and collar, and we'll be basting the zipper into the center front. If you're just tuning in, here's the sewalong schedule: April 23: Gathering your Supplies April 24: Cutting the Pattern and Fabric April 25: Sewing the Pockets April 26: Sewing the . . .

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Moto Sweatshirt Sewalong Pt 5: Sewing the Cuffs

Indiesew.com | Moto Sweatshirt Pt 5: Sewing the Cuffs

We're five days into the  Moto Sweatshirt Sewalong and today we're tackling the sleeve cuffs! This section should be quick, not taking more than 15 minutes to complete. If you're just tuning in, here's the sewalong schedule: April 23: Gathering your Supplies April 24: Cutting the Pattern and Fabric April 25: Sewing the Pockets April 26: Sewing the Shoulders, Sleeves, and Side Seams April 27: . . .

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Moto Sweatshirt Sewalong Pt 4: Sewing the Shoulders, Sleeves, and Side Seams

Indiesew.com | Moto Sweatshirt Sewalong Pt 4

It's day four of the  Moto Sweatshirt Sewalong and today we're getting a bunch of the easy steps out of the way. After you finish today's tasks, you'll be able to try on your Moto Sweatshirt and see how it fits! If you're just tuning in, here's the sewalong schedule: April 23: Gathering your Supplies April 24: Cutting the Pattern and Fabric April 25: Sewing the Pockets April 26: Sewing the . . .

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Moto Sweatshirt Sewalong Pt 3: Sewing the Pockets

Indiesew.com | Moto Sweatshirt Part 3: Sewing the Pockets

It's day 3 of the  Moto Sweatshirt Sewalong and today we're sewing the zippered hand pockets! This portion of the sewalong is relatively fast and fun, gearing us up for the bigger center front zipper installation. We've said it before, but  Wash Away Wonder Tape will be your best friend for getting your zippers to look great, so make sure you have some on hand. If you're just tuning in, here's . . .

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How to Sew an Archer Shirt Dress

Indiesew Tutorial | How to Sew an Archer Shirt Dress with Drawstring Waist

When I shared  this Archer Shirt Dress on the blog a few weeks ago, we got lots of requests for a tutorial on how to achieve the same look. So on this last day of Shirt Month , we’ve got it ready for you! Here’s how to sew an Archer Shirt Dress with a drawstring waist.   Lengthen the Archer First, you’ll need to modify your pattern pieces to add length to the Archer Button Up . I added an extra . . .

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How to Sew the Matcha Top Collar

Indiesew.com | How to Sew the Matcha Top Collar

Since we launched the  2017 Fall/Winter Collection  it's clear that the  Matcha Top is a crowd favorite. This boxy design by Sew Liberated has a flattering gathered neckline with a mandarin-inspired collar. The collar is designed to lay flat against the neckline and really highlights your collar bone and frames your face. It's a lovely detail we haven't seen in other designs. And because the . . .

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