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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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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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Tori’s Sewing Journey

indiesew.com | Chi Town Chinos by Alina Design Co. |  Anza by Itch to Stitch

My involvement in the Indiesew community started 3.5 years ago, when Allie reached out to me, asking me to do a guest post on the Indiesew blog ( my FIRST indie pattern! ). Looking back makes me realize just how far I’ve come since then, because I remember the exact post I had just written on my own blog when she emailed me…and it wasn’t very good. Haha. But Allie must have seen that I was making . . .

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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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Karen's Silk Jade Dress

indiesew.com | Karen’s Silk Jade Dress

(Karen used Indiesew's Red Geo Crepe Silk fabric  for this post) Do you ever have an “ah ha” moment, something Merriam-Webster defines as “a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, insight, recognition, or comprehension”? A few weeks ago, a light came on and I realized that when it comes to sewing, my brain works like a combination lock. You know – like The Italian Job or similar movie where . . .

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