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Introducing the 2016 Fall/Winter 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 2016 Fall/Winter Collection

If you’ve noticed the earth-toned fabrics, twill tape, and sneak peeks popping up randomly in our Instagram feed recently, then you likely know what we’ve been up to. We’ve been up to a lot.

We’ve been designing utility jackets and sewing coordinating trousers, skirts, and blouses. We’ve been handpicking fabric and supplies to coordinate with what is, undoubtedly, our favorite pattern bundle ever.

We’ve been so incredibly busy. But good busy. With each passing day, as Aimee and I saw this little collection come together, we became utterly giddy to share it with you.

Today we’re introducing the 2016 Fall/Winter Collection. Five patterns. Five fabrics. And HUGE savings this time around. Let’s take a closer look.


The Pattern Players


The Lonetree Jacket

Creating my own sewing pattern has been something I’ve wanted to do for a while now and it’s finally here! The Lonetree Jacket is a utility jacket and vest with a collar, facings, and an optional lined hood. It’s the perfect transition piece for advanced beginners looking to expand their sewing horizons.

 Lonetree Jacket Sewing Pattern | Allie Olson

While this design currently accommodates up to a 42” bust, we will be expanding the sizing soon! And soon, Lonetree Kits will be available so that you don’t have to source all the supplies required for this pattern.

Both stretch and non-stretch woven fabrics will work for this design. The Lonetree Jacket shown above is sewn in a stretch twill that will be coming to the fabric shop soon! Our Dark Army Green Twill is a similar non-stretch fabric.


The Bonn Shirt

The moment Kennis released her new pattern, the Bonn Shirt, I was smitten. This blouse is a great alternative to a standard button-up shirt and has an interesting V-neck construction.

Bonn Shirt | Itch to Stitch 

We sewed our Bonn Shirt in our Autumn Stripes Rayon Voile. It has the perfect amount of drape to create a casual blouse that’s easily dressed up or down.


The Chi-Town Chinos

Looking for a classic short and skirt pattern? The Chi-Town Chinos offer both with superb construction details. While the shorts are great for warm weather, we love wearing the Chi-Town Chinos Skirt in slightly chillier weather with tights and leggings.

 Alina Design Co. | Chi-Town Chinos Skirt

We sewed up this skirt in our Camel Stretch Corduroy and we love the result! If you choose a stretch fabric for this fitted design, we recommend sizing down.



The Chi-Town Chinos Expansion Pack #2

For a long time I’ve been on the hunt for a good pair of chino pants and Alina Design Co. delivered fabulously with the Chi-Town Chinos Expansion Pack #2. This is a supplement to the Chi-Town Chinos sewing pattern and cannot be used alone.

 Chi-Town Chinos | Expansion Pack #2

We sewed up our Chi-Town Chino Trousers in our Sienna Stretch Twill. The welt pockets and faced waistband give these pants a luxury feel.



The Toaster Sweater

It wouldn’t be an Indiesew collection without one super cozy, super quick sewing project. The Toaster Sweater by Sew House Seven features a unique funnel/boat-neckline and a relaxed fit. Plus, side vents with mitered corners ensure that your garment looks amazing, even on the inside.

 Toaster Sweater by Sew House Seven

We sewed up our Toaster Sweater in our Heather Grey French Terry and the result is a comfortable top that we can wear out to dinner and drinks, or while lounging on the sofa.



Bundle and Save!

The 2016 Fall/Winter collection offers huge savings on both the full and mini bundles!
 Indiesew 2016 Fall/Winter Collection

The Mini Fall/Winter Collection bundle includes the Chi-Town Chinos, Bonn Shirt, and Toaster Sweater. This bundle is priced at $29, a savings of 22% over the individually priced patterns.

But, if you go for the Full Fall/Winter Collection, which includes all five sewing patterns listed above, you’ll save 25%! Priced at just $45, you can have a new cold weather wardrobe in just a few weeks.

If you’ve purchased an Indiesew pattern collection before, you know that we always have an offer for the early birds! The first 25 people to purchase the Full or Mini collections OR any individual pattern contained in this bundle will receive an extra 10% off. Use coupon code FALLEARLYBIRD at checkout. But hurry, this coupon will go quickly!



F/W Collection Fabric Batch

So let’s talk fabric. The five apparel substrates we used for this collection are available for purchase in the Indiesew Fabric Shop. Later this week, we’ll be giving you an up-close look at each of them!
 Indiesew 2016 Fal/Winter Fabric Collection

But here’s the really cool part. This fabric batch is now available for purchase at Fancy Tiger Crafts in Denver! They also have most of the samples you see above on display in their store, so go check out the patterns and touch the fabric. You won’t be disappointed!


Fall/Winter Collection Happenings 

Since this is a two-season pattern bundle, we’ll be serving up way more inspiration than we normally do. Stay tuned because a full blog tour, tutorials, and style posts will be coming your way soon!

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