Friday, March 22, 2013

Sewing News and Indie Patterns

First, if you don't know about Fly Away Home, you may want to check this amazing blog out this week. Lucy is celebrating her blogging anniversary in a huge way - with a week of give-aways....I entered them all but I don't really care if I win anything. I am just excited about the cool, new indie designers I've learned Taylor Made Designs,

designer Cindy Taylor Oates has a large range of patterns that are all fun and unique. I will definitely be getting her Sassy Skirt pattern, the robe pattern and the Babycakes pin cushion! And you have to check out her apron patterns! They are as pretty as dresses....

Then there is School House Patterns,

bib from t-shirt - upcycle recycle - new life to well loved shirts - great gifts  - PDF INSTANT DOWNLOAD

an etsy store, with some great baby bibs (isn't that the coolest bib you've every seen?) and an American Girl doll clothes pattern and great totes. (Yup, I'll be back there soon...);

Whimsy BagLazy Girl Designs which is a fun name since I doubt many crafters consider themselves lazy (but many do like quick, easy projects). This designer has many different and really amazing tote patterns. I love the City Handbag, and the Veronica Pocketbook and the Whimsy Bag! I will definitely be back to this site....

Second, I've bought four indie patterns recently....

I decided not to buy anymore patterns from the Big Four because I have so many and the alterations I need to make are so I am buying more from indie designers....

Sewaholic's Robson is a recent addition to my collection

robson coat 2

Colette's Laurel................. and I picked up the Crepe Dress Pattern too.... (I bought these as downloads)

and I bought two patterns from Sewn. Square One Patterns

But before any of this....

                I have to finish up my three pants patterns - actually I just have to sew the waist band on one.....and finish a easy coat pattern from Butterick that fit a lot smaller than I expected.....


  1. Oh I love that dress pattern...and I'm really tempted by Robson. I'm planning a pattern cull/sale. Too many that I'll never sew are languishing in crates.

  2. Hi, looks like you are already for the sew your own wardrobe for a year challenge. I like the patterns for clothes you have selected - like you, I find the Big 4 don't fit very well, so I am interested in what your findings are about the sewaholic pattern, which is gorgeous. Look forward to seeing your pants postings.

  3. oooh, thanks for the link, i love learning about new pattern companies. and i'm with you on not buying anymore big four patterns, i have too many and i think a lot of indie patterns are more my style.

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