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Tessa's Cotton Linen Separates

Tessa's Cotton Linen Separates | Indiesew.com

I’m a classic over-packer. On a recent vacation I packed many “just-in-case” items only for them to never see the light of day. You would think I’d learn from experience, but you never know when you might need another pair of shorts, or shirt, or shoes. Not only do I have a plan B for most occasions, I also have a plan C. Just. In. Case. In an attempt to pare down my suitcase for our next . . .

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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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Fabric Batch #018: Sprig

Indiesew.com | Fabric Batch #018: Sprig

My last fabric souring trip to LA was one that I'll always remember. Three other industry ladies ( Gabriela ,  Kelli , and Leslie ) all joined me to help hunt for overstock fabric, talk shop, and connect in person on the overnight trip. The short jaunt felt more like vacation than work and I left feeling inspired, motivated, and really lucky to call these ladies my friends. What's even better is . . .

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Cristy's Sewing Journey

My Sewing Journey by Cristy Stuhldreher | Indiesew Blog

I  remember learning to sew back in junior high home economics class with a drawstring "laundry" bag.  It was such a fun project and I loved every little bit of it...from going to the local quilt shop to pick out accessories to learning all of the mechanics of the sewing machine.  I wanted to learn more and sew more, but household financials wouldn't allow me to have a home machine nor was there . . .

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Indiesew turns five! Save 20% sitewide.

Indiesew Five Year Anniversary | Save 20% sitewide!

It's a big, emotional, heart-full-of-gratitude week over here. Yesterday marked exactly five years to the day that Indiesew was launched to the sewing community after six months in development! It simultaneously feels like we've been working at this dream for a decade and also for about six months. I can describe it in no other words than it's been  a ride . Here are some flashbacks from the . . .

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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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