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Cozy for Fall: Wrapped Cardigan

Indiesew | Cozy for Fall: Wrapped Cardigan Sewing Pattern

For the past few mornings here in Colorado, we've woken up to a significant chill in the air. No longer am I rolling out of bed in a tank top and shorts and making breakfast with the windows open. It's finally time to layer up, and I couldn't be happier about it. Typically for weather like this, I'm reaching for my  Wrapped Cardigan by Seamly. This week, I wanted to show you a different way to . . .

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How to Add a Henley Placket to the Kila Tank

Indiesew.com | How to Add a Henley Placket to the Kila Tank (Or any tee!)

Today, a year after its launch, I have enough separate  Kila Tanks  to wear every day for at least a month. I’ve sewn this tank top in every rib knit fabric that we carry. I’ve cropped this design,  lengthened it into a midi dress   and a mini dress, and sewn it in four different sizes depending on the fit I want. It’s safe to say I am not wanting for any more fitted rib knit tank tops in my . . .

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Introducing More Sizes: Kila Tank

Indiesew.com | New Kila Tank Sizes (0 - 30)

I'm super excited to tell you that the Kila Tank sewing pattern has been revamped with ten new sizes! The Kila Tank was my fourth sewing pattern, launched about a year ago in my original 0 through 18 size chart. But now, it's available in sizes 0 through 30, with two cup sizes to choose from! And to celebrate, the  Kila Tank pattern and all of our  rib knit fabrics are 20% off through Sunday, . . .

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How We Wear It: Frisco

How We Wear It: Frisco Jumpsuit by Threadbear

There's a design that I've been wearing all summer long, multiple times per week, that I haven't been able to tell you about. It's been worn to music festivals, farmers markets, and to the office many times. It is without a doubt, my favorite thing to wear in this current moment. It's, of course, the  Frisco Jumpsuit and Tank by Threadbear. Leslie has been working on this design for many months, . . .

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How to Turn Fabric Tubes the Easy Way

Indiesew Tutorials | How to Turn Small Fabric Tubes the Easy Way

This summer, I've been turning a lot of itsy-bitsy little fabric tubes right side out. I sewed this  Ogden Cami slip dress and the  silk Ogden Cami you see in this post. And I quickly started to get  really frustrated with the process of trying to shove a long strip of fabric through a 3/8" opening. If you've been there, you know. My methods for turning tubes of fabric have run the gamut. In the . . .

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How to Mashup the Birkin Flares and Ginger Jeans

Indiesew.com | How to Mashup the Birkin Flares and Ginger Jeans

Once, many years ago, I owned a single pair of painted-on true black skinny jeans that I wore constantly. I think they came from a fashion subscription box, long before I was sewing most of my own clothes, and were a brand I had never heard of.  I’ve been dreaming about recreating them ever since they completely wore out, except this time with a super high rise. So, when  Blackbird Fabrics had a . . .

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Fabric Batch #019: Cloudless

Indiesew.com | Cloudless Fabric Batch

The days are gradually getting warmer here in Boulder and we couldn't be happier to launch a batch of fabrics that we're really excited to sew right now. When it starts to get hot, all I want to wear are natural fibers and cool colors. Our 19th fabric batch, Cloudless, checks both of those boxes with five airy fabrics. And we're obsessed with every single one:   Green Floral Cotton Voile This . . .

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How to Sew an Ogden Cami Slip Dress

Indiesew.com | How to Sew an Ogden Cami Slip Dress

A sewing project entered my mind on Monday and by the end of the day Tuesday I had the finished item in hand, exactly how I imagined it. It rarely happens this way for me, I usually sit on sewing ideas for months, even years. Eventually they get replaced with other ideas and leave my brain altogether. But the pattern hack I had in mind was really simple. I had a maxi dress (the Lottie Dress , in . . .

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