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How to Sew a Highlands Wrap Blouse with Bell Sleeves


When I was hashing out the Highlands Wrap Dress  design with my patternmaker Dawn, I sewed up four quick blouse-length muslins. It was an easy way to test the changing fit of the bodice without wasting yards of fabric sewing the maxi-length dress. After staring at all those blouse-length muslins, Dawn and I both agreed that a Highlands Wrap Blouse was in order for both of us. And thus, this is . . .

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April/May 2017 Creations Prize Package + Announcing the March Winner

Indiesew | April/May 2017 Creations Giveaway

April was such a busy month around here, we nearly forgot to mention the Monthly Creations Giveaway ! So, to make up for our oversight, the next prize package will be for all creations uploaded in April and May and the prizes (yes, multiple prizes) are big this time. More on that below, but first let's announce our March winner! In March ninety sewing creations  were uploaded to Indiesew. It's so . . .

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Fabric Files: Tencel

Indiesew Fabric Files | Tencel

As different apparel fabrics become available to the sewing hobbyist it can be difficult to know how to approach them. I hear so many questions like: How do I keep modal knits from pilling in the wash, is there an easier way to cut from shifty silk crepe, and what in the heck is Tencel? Just a few years ago, you’d be hard pressed to find fibers like cupro and modal in fabric stores. But these new . . .

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Introducing the 2017 Spring/Summer Collection | Introducing the 2017 Spring/Summer Collection

The blog has been quiet for a few weeks now because we've been busily preparing behind the scenes for this very day. The 2017 Spring/Summer Collection  has been in the works for months. And now it's ready for you! This collection includes three new sewing patterns and two of our favorite tried and tested designs. It features five fabrics  (that are available at fabric stores across the country, . . .

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