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Introducing the 2015 Fall Collection

By Allie

Allie is the co-founder of Indiesew and creator of all things pretty on the site. Follow Allie and receive other Indiesew updates by subscribing to the blog. | Introducing the 2015 Fall Collection
It’s been a year since we’ve started curating collections of indie sewing patterns and it’s without a doubt my favorite part of running this little company. The warm reception you’ve shown to these little pattern bundles makes this quarterly process a total blast. For hours I get lost in pattern lists, inspiration boards, and fabric swatches. My goal is always to deliver a collection that is versatile, functional, and trendy.
This season’s collection is all of those things and more. The 2015 Fall Collection is folk-inspired with a good dose of comfort thrown in for good measure. And this one is offered in our largest size range ever. Both the Full and Mini Collections will accommodate up to a 44” bust and 46” hip.
With two knit garments—leggings and a draped cardigan—this collection offers comfortable basics that can be dressed up or down. I’ve added a brand-new woven blouse and shift dress that can be layered easily and transition well from hot to cool weather. And I’ve topped this collection off with an adorable backpack.
Yes, I say this every time we launch a collection, but this one is hands-down my favorite yet! The selection of indie sewing patterns to choose from keeps getting bigger and better. And while that makes for a tough decision process, it results in a killer final collection. So let’s take a look at who’s playing this time around:


The Pattern Players


The Cabin

The Cabin by Blueprints for Sewing is a shift dress with drop sleeves, a back pleat, and weltless pockets. This dress looks great on its own with leggings or boots, and even better layered under a draped cardigan. 

Cabin Dress and Top Sewing Pattern | Blueprints for Sewing

Our Cabin is sewn in our Blue and White Yarn Dyed Linen (I’m hoping to restock this fabric soon!). I sewed the contrasting, weltless pockets using our Mod Blue and White Rayon Challis for a bit of visual interest. They are the softest pockets you’ve ever felt. Blog | Cabin Dress Lookbook


The Beatrix

Meet Beatrix, Made by Rae’s newest women’s sewing pattern. The Beatrix is a woven blouse with a buttoned center back placket. This pattern has two hem and sleeve options. What’s better is that we’ve found this top to be a near-perfect fit on several different body types. 

Beatrix Top Sewing Pattern | Made by Rae

The Beatrix shown above is sewn in a soft Anna Maria Horner Loominous fabric for a handmade, folk look. This blouse also looks great sewn in drapey fabrics like rayon challis.

Indiesew Fall Collection |  Beatrix Lookbook


The Laurelhurst

The Laurelhurst cardigan by Straight Stitch Designs is a comfortable knit cardigan with a draped front and three sleeve options. This cardigan transitions from chasing kiddos around to date night with ease.  

Laurelhurst Cardigan Sewing Pattern | Straight Stitch Designs

Our Laurelhurst cardigan is sewn in our Cream and Grey Mini Striped Jersey for a casual, neutral look. A slinkier knit, like our Rayon Lycra Jerseys, would create a lovely cardigan when paired with jeans and heels.  

Indiesew 2015 Fall Collection | Laurelhurst Cardigan Lookbook


The London Backpack

My favorite new accessory, the London Backpack by LBG Studio is a small backpack with flap, drawstring, and fully adjustable straps. Two zippered pockets give you ample room to store all of your items.  

London Backpack Sewing Pattern | LBG Studio

Our London Backpack was sewn with home-dec–weight fabric paired with leather accents for a stylish, yet functional backpack. I scaled this pattern to 125% of its original size for a larger accessory. A full blog post with those instructions is coming soon!  

Indiesew 2015 Fall Collection | London Backpack Lookbook


The Sloan Leggings

The Sloan Leggings by Hey June are an absolute must for every handmade wardrobe. These leggings feature a shaped waistband with built in media pocket. They’re ideal for both everyday leggings and workout wear. Plus they sew up in just a few hours. 

Sloan Leggings Sewing Pattern | Hey June Handmade

This pattern includes petite, regular, and tall versions so you can achieve the perfect fit. Make sure to sew yours in a knit fabric with four-way stretch and excellent recovery. Our grey performance knit was a Polyester Spandex blend. 

Sloan Leggings Lookbook | Indiesew 2015 Fall Collection



Bundle Up!

Of course, this wouldn’t be a Fall Collection without some major savings. As always, we’re offering two pattern bundles at a huge discount! 

Indiesew 2015 Fall Collection | Two Pattern Bundles
The Mini Fall Collection Bundle includes the Laurelhurst Cardigan, the Cabin, and the Sloan Leggings. It’s priced at $27, a savings of over 18% over the individually priced patterns.  
Or spring for the Full Fall Collection bundle, which includes all five sewing patterns shown above. This bundle is priced at $45, a savings of nearly 23% over the individually priced patterns.  
And it wouldn’t be a collection launch without an even better deal! The first 25 people to purchase either the Full or Mini 2015 Fall Collection will receive an extra 10% off the bundle price. Use coupon code FALL15 at checkout to receive the discount. This coupon code likely won’t last longer than today, so hurry!

Fall Collection Events

For this collection, we’ve organized our biggest blog tour yet! Nine lovely ladies will be showing you how they sew and wear the 2015 Fall Collection. Check out the schedule below and be sure to visit each blog to see a different take on these pattern bundles.  

Indiesew 2015 Fall Collection | Blog Tour Schedule
Monday, August 24th: Lauren | Right Sides Together
Tuesday, August 25th: Lori | Girls in the Garden
Wednesday, August 26th: Kimberly | Straight Stitch Designs
Thursday, August 27th: Trine | Groovy Baby and Mama
Friday, August 28th: Taylor | Blueprints for Sewing
Monday, August 31st: Erin | Sewbon
Tuesday, September 1st: Elena | Randomly Happy
Wednesday, September 2nd: Tara | Girl Like the Sea
Thursday, September 3rd: Lola | Love Lola 
Of course, we’ll be offering tutorials on the Indiesew blog, showing you how we customized our Fall Collection patterns. Be sure you’re signed up for our newsletter to receive those posts straight to your inbox!
And finally, we’ll be showing off all of this Fall Collection goodness on our social media profiles. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for daily photos! And use #indiesewfallcollection to tag your Fall Collection creations. We can’t wait to see what you make!  
Stay tuned, folks! The next two weeks are going to be really, really good. 

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