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Show some Indie Love!By Deepika on 4/23/15 10:42 AM

Show some indie love with these new patterns from some of our favorite independent designers!

First up, this modern twist on a classic blazer by Grainline Studios. The Morris Blazer is the perfect mix of casual and cool. It will quickly become the go-to garment to complete any outfit. With a mixture of drape and structure, bracelet length sleeves, and gentle shawl collar, it looks great dressed up or down. It works up well in fabrics with stretch, making it comfortable on top of everything else!

And guess what? It can be made in stable knits too! I knew I was saving that striped ponte for a reason.

Buy this blazer now on PatternReview and print it at home or send it off to your nearest copyshop for instant gratification :)

Buy Morris Blazer 


You have the blazer, now you need a skirt. I have just the right pattern for you. Tilly just released this super cute assymetrical pencil skirt - Arielle which is sure to be a member favorite. Geared towards beginner and intermediate sewist, Tilly has included excellent step by step instructions in this pattern. Make it in a stretch woven today for spring and pair it with the Morris Blazer and tights to extend it into Fall and Winter.

Buy Arielle Skirt

Speaking of Fall, we didn't forget about our Souther Hemisphere members. Paprika Patterns' Jasper Sweater Dress is not like your run-of-the-mill hoodie. Far from it actually. View A features a big and asymmetrical hood with three optional buttons. If you’re not into hoodies you can choose View B, a big collar with an optional epaulet. These neckline options are interchangeable between the two length options: a sweater or a longer version than can be worn as a dress or a tunic.

Side princess seams allow lots of color blocking design options too.

Buy Jasper Sweater Dress

And of course we can't forget about our little ones can we? Take a look at these adorable patterns from Oliver & S - available in both paper and PDF format.

The Butterfly Blouse & Skirt contains a complete outfit for a ruffly blouse and an A-Line skirt for little girls. As with other Oliver & S Patterns, no corners are cut in this pattern. The sweet details look even better when finished well and their instructions show you just how. As a mom of a 4 year old, I truly appreciate these patterns and I know for sure that I'll be making this one for Dia very soon.

The Parachute Polo & Sweatpants pattern includes an inset woven placket and one-piece woven collar and can be made for girls or boys. The sweatpants include an elastic waistband and drawstring as well as a contrast-color side panel and elastic at the ankles.

Buy Parachute Polo & Sweatshirt Pattern Buy Butterfly Top & Skirt

Want more? Check out the new collection from Peek-a-Boo patterns.

Skip along skort is such a practical piece for summer, especially in the playground. Its super quick to sew and if you're feeling it, you can sew yourself a matching skort too!

So there you have it... A few new gems from our lovely Indie Designers. Will you sew any?

Also, don't forget, if you're a Friends of PR member, your 10% discount applies on all of these patterns.


2 Comments      Login to Add a Comment
Sheseams said... (4/24/15 6:32 PM) Reply
I love the skirt! Oh a solid color with some contrast buttons (wheels in mine turning)
tigerlily8510 said... (4/24/15 4:07 AM) Reply
The Morris Blazer: how do you think this would sew in leather? Hmm...

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