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How We Wear It: Fiona Sundress

Indiesew | Fiona Sundress | Closet Case Files

We're so excited to be carrying a new Closet Case Patterns design in the shop: the Fiona Sundress ! I've been eyeing this design since it released last June, but I've been waiting to find the right fabric to complement the fitted bodice, body skimming skirt, wide straps, and snap closure. And then I realized we've been carrying it in the Indiesew Fabric Shop this entire time. Our  Navy Tropics . . .

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How We Wear It: Rib Knit Monarch Jacket

indiesew.com | Monarch Jacket | Allie Olson

For over a month now, we’ve had a super luxurious fabric sitting on our shelves that didn't translate well in flat photos. In the office, we’ve all been brainstorming what to sew in this  Heather Grey Stripe Rib Knit  to give you all a better idea of how this fabric drapes and moves.  Angie, our Marketing Director, mentioned that I should sew a  Monarch Jacket in it, something I hadn’t . . .

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Monarch Jacket Tester Roundup

Indiesew.com | Monarch Jacket | Allie Olson

I feel extremely lucky to have some of the best pattern testers around. For the Monarch Jacket , ten lovely ladies helped us test this design. They helped us perfect the fit, fix a grading issue, caught my typos, and overall improved the quality of this pattern by leaps and bounds. I couldn't release a pattern without their help. Below are photos of seven tester versions. After these were sewn . . .

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Monarch Jacket Styling Ideas

Indiesew.com | Monarch Jacket Style Inspiration

On Monday we launched the  Monarch Jacket and I'm feeling pretty over-the-moon that so many of you are drawn to this design! My design aesthetic is simple and comfortable, with a nod to the 70's. And with this sewing pattern I feel like I'm starting to build more  a collection of sewing patterns that mix and match well together. I hope you do too! Today we wanted to give you a peek at the images . . .

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Introducing the Monarch Jacket

Indiesew.com | Introducing the Monarch Jacket Sewing Pattern by Allie Olson

My fifth sewing pattern is finally here! The  Monarch Jacket  sewing pattern has been in the works for a very long time, and I am over the moon to finally see so many months of hard work materialize! Monarch’s origin story is a bit funny. Last spring, I saw a woman walking on a Boulder sidewalk wearing a pair of wide-leg cropped pants and a knit raglan jacket with contrast sleeves (like the navy . . .

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How We Wear It: Carolyn Pajamas

Indiesew | How We Wear It: Carolyn Pajamas by Closet Case

During  Shirt Month this year, I made a point to finally sew up the  Carolyn Pajamas by Closet Case Patterns. For years, I’ve needed an upgrade in my sleepwear. I love the classic look of the Carolyn Pajamas and since the top of this set is technically a button-up shirt, I thought  #shirtmonth was the best time to tackle it. In fact, the Carolyn Pajamas were the only button-up shirt I was able to . . .

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How We Wear It: Taos Top (Plus, our Luxe Rib Knits are back!)

Indiesew Style Post: Taos Top by Threadbear

Spring is starting to show its face here in Boulder and that means it's time to start sewing all the warm-weather clothes! Today's style post is all about the Taos Top , a new sewing pattern by Threadbear that I'll be living in for the foreseeable future. The Taos Top is a  sleeveless knit top with princess seams and the option for a mock turtleneck or cowl neckline. My Taos Top has the hemline . . .

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Fabric Batch #017: Texture

Indiesew Fabric Batch | Texture

A few weeks ago, Leslie from  Threadbear and I traveled to LA together for an overnight trip. I was excited to reconnect and show her what the LA Fashion District and  overstock fabric were all about. When I source fabric in LA, I typically travel alone, in one day. But having another apparel sewist and pattern designer on my sourcing trip was an incredible asset. And this fabric batch, Texture, . . .

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