Guess what time it is? If you guessed hammertime unfortunately you’re wrong. Well maybe not, cause it’s always hammer time in my house. However if you guessed it was time for the Indiesew Fall Collection, well guess what, you’re in luck because you’re right.
(excuse these really horrible indoor pictures… I wasn’t feeling too well and also currently upstate)
There’s really no need to describe what Indiesew Fall Collection entails of, because of it’s popularity amongst us seamstresses but for those that are unaware, every season Allie from Indiesew puts together a capsule collection from new patterns in her store. The collection can be purchased at a discounted price since they’re bundled together… which in my opinion is a pretty good deal, especially if you’re trying to get together new staple pieces.
This is my second time joining the tour, and probably my favorite of them all because of the pieces that I got to pick and sew up.
The first is the Beatrix blouse by Made by Rae, a woven blouse with a buttoned center back closure, two hem options, and two sleeve options. Because it’s me and I like to take creative liberties on basically everything in life, I made some changes to make the blouse a little bit more unique to me. Instead of creating the back button down band (which mind you, is on the queue to make) I created an inverted pleat on the back. I have a shirt from HM with similar back detail that I really wanted to create and thought it would be perfect for this pattern since my choice of fabric was peachskin.
Last shirt I made using a Made by Rae pattern (also on my last Indiesew tour) I opted to use the pattern piece made for C/D busts and it turned out a bit too big. I went with the A/B front pattern piece and was happier with the fit. The thing I really like about these patterns is obviously the option to choose a front bodice according to your bust size, which means skipping FBA’s (not that there’s anything wrong with that, ha!). For my next shirt, I’m thinking using something a bit less stable like this black cotton eyelet that I picked up, and doing View B which has a banded bottom hem.
And only because goddamit I love leggings.. here are the Sloan leggings by Hey June. It’s actually no surprise my love for Hey June patterns.. I believe you can find them in the archives all of the past stuff I’ve made. What I love about the Sloane leggings, apart from the spot on fit, is the yoga band and the option for hidden pockets (pretty handy for storing metro cards, for when you want to take the train back home after a run).
If you recognize the sunflowers.. this fabric (cotton/spandex blend) I found somewhere in the fabric district and is the same one AA used for their leggings. I love being a copycat.
Have you guys checked out everyone else on the tour? If not, you better start clicking on links and go drool on some beautiful garments by my fellow seamstresses:
Monday, August 24th: Lauren | Right Sides Together
Tuesday, August 25th: Lori | Girls in the Garden
Wednesday, August 26th: Kimberly | Straight Stitch Designs
Thursday, August 27th: Trine | Groovy Baby and Mama
Friday, August 28th: Taylor | Blueprints for Sewing
Monday, August 31st: Erin | Sewbon
Tuesday, September 1st: Elena | Randomly Happy
Wednesday, September 2nd: Tara | Girl Like the Sea