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Kalle Shirt in Fool's Paradise Cotton Poplin

Indiesew.com | Kalle Shirt in Fool's Paradise Fabric

The  Kalle Shirt and Shirtdress sewing pattern has long been a favorite in the sewing community. This button-up design with cuffed kimono-style sleeve is on-trend and easy to wear. When we were choosing designs for our Fool's Paradise fabrics , I knew that Kalle (view A) would look incredible in the structured Light Cotton Poplin . This fabric is light, yet crisp, and can be transformed in the . . .

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Rachael Playsuit in Fool's Paradise Poly Crepe

Indiesew.com | Rachael Playsuit in Fool's Paradise Poly Crepe

It's been a big week here at Indiesew! On Tuesday we launched our collaboration with  Dan Lehman and Spoonflower . Four exclusive new fabrics hit the shop with a carnivorous plant motif. That's right folks, we printed insect-eating plants on fabric. It's so dang good. Check out  Spoonflower's Insider Look to learn more about how Dan and I met and how this print evolved. For the next few weeks, . . .

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How We Wear It: Archer Shirt

Indiesew.com | How We Wear It: Plaid Archer Shirt

Today's style post is firmly rooted in basics (nothing at all fancy here), but it's a silhouette I find myself reaching for constantly once the weather cools down. Every fall, I sew at least one button-up shirt. I have narrow shoulders, and set-in sleeves paired with collars tend to balance out my proportions. I find them comfortable to wear and they elevate an outfit to a notch above a casual . . .

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How We Wear It: Linen Alder Shirt

Indiesew.com | How We Wear It: Striped Linen Alder Shirt

I have a deep reverence for the button-down shirt (as evidenced by Shirt Month , my Archer Shirt Dress , and the various Willamettes , Cheyennes , and  Archers currently hanging in my closet). Despite the fact that collars, in my opinion, have absolutely no practical function in modern day society, they certainly are visually appealing. For someone with a smaller upper body, I like the way . . .

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Kila Tank on Varied Bodies Types

Indiesew.com | Kila Tank on Varied Body Types

Earlier this week we launched the  Kila Tank sewing pattern! This basic design is a  fitted rib knit tank top with a slight racerback cut and a deep scoop neckline. After we shot the Kila Tank on our model Danie , I felt it was necessary to show the tank top on a few more varied body types. I know how important it is to know what strap coverage looks like on tank tops. You need to see how the . . .

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Pattern Comparison: Lander and Persephone Shorts

Indiesew Pattern Comparison | Lander and Persephone Shorts

We've received so much great feedback on our last pattern comparison blog post , that we've decided to make this a more regular blog series! This week, we're comparing the  Lander and  Persephone shorts sewn in two Indiesew fabrics. I really like sewing two comparable patterns when I'm considering a certain silhouette. The process of sewing two similar patterns is something I encourage all . . .

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How We Wear It: Color Blocked Linen Willow Tank

How We Wear It: Color Blocked Linen Willow Tank | Indiesew.com

Can we talk about linen for a second? I've experimented with this natural-fiber fabric here and there, but not ever with any great conviction. For years, my warm weather go-to fabric was  rayon challis because it drapes well and has a soft hand. But last week I decided to sew up a color blocked  Willow Tank and my opinion on linen took a 180-degree turn. Turns out, linen is an incredibly . . .

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Great Tank Bonanza: Pony Tank

Indiesew.com | 2018 Great Tank Bonanza

The Great Tank Bonanza has returned! Every year we set aside an entire week to celebrate  sleeveless tops for a few reasons:  Tank tops are typically beginner-friendly sewing patterns with no sleeves to set in and quick sewing time. Tank tops are stash busting projects that typically require less than 1.5 yards of fabric. Typically, you'll have fabric on-hand that will work for a tank top . . .

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