Wednesday, 30 September 2015

September Indie Pattern Update!



It's been another exciting month packed with new season pattern releases...I don't think I've ever been tempted to make so many purchases in one month! When I was writing this up I couldn't believe that some of the releases happened this month, it seemed like such a long time ago! I was away for the first couple of weeks of the month so I'm sure I missed a fair bit so be sure to chip in with your own news and info in the comments.

New Patterns


Sew-alongs

  • There has been a sew-along running for the recently released Grainline Studio Lark Tee over on Jen's blog. She usually includes some great tips for getting a professional looking result so I've been reading along to see what tricks she has for working with knits.
  • Thread Theory's sew-along for their Strathcona Henley and T-Shirt pattern has just finished. Packed with useful tips for sewing ladies' knits too!
  • There's a video sew-along available on Malikoo for the By Hand London Sabrina Dress led by the ever gorgeous Elisalex. At three hours long it covers everything you need to know about making the dress and is just £11.50 including a PDF copy of the pattern.
  • To go along with her new free pattern Madalynne is running a sew-along for the Sierra Bra on her blog. I'm still to dive into the world of lingerie sewing so I will be keeping up with this one with interest in the hopes of learning something in advance!
  • UPDATE! One that slipped my mind but is well worth a look at is the sew-along for Christine Haynes' Sylvie Dress that's happening over on her blog. I've spotted full and small bust adjustment's so far which is really useful as this pattern has usual triple darts to shape the bodice.

Upcoming!

  • There have been quite a few sneaky peaks of new 'soon to be released' patterns on Instagram this month including MIY Collection and Salme Patterns. I can't wait to see what's coming!
  • Ann from 1 Puddle Lane has been testing her next pattern; the Miss Ruby Tuesday Dress. It's designed for knits with a half circle skirt and various sleeve and neckline options.
  • Kennis from Itch to Stitch put out a call for testers for her upcoming Mila Shirt. I'm thinking a lot about snuggly plaids now the season is changing and this could be a good pattern for it!
  • Fancy Tiger Crafts are releasing their next pattern in a couple of days. Named Fen it's designed by Amber Corcoran and includes variations for a casual top and dress.

Other Exciting News


And I'll finish up as usual with some of your garments to inspire us for the month ahead!





15 comments:

  1. Thanks for the mention, Fiona! I always enjoy reading your pattern updates, they're so informative and I always learn something new.

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    1. You're welcome! I absolutely love your shirt dresses! You pick such great fabrics for them

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  2. Thanks for the mention Fiona! 2 new paper patterns from MIY Collection launching at the Knitting and Stitching show at Alexandra Palace next week then available online ☺

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    1. You're welcome Wendy! I'm coming along to the show on the Saturday so will make sure to come and say hi and check out the new patterns!

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  3. Thanks for all the great info Fiona. It is all your fault that now I am considering making button plackets!

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    1. Haha! They're no trouble at all if you take it nice and slow and give them a good press!

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  4. Mwah! Thanks for the roundup!

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    1. You're welcome! Glad you enjoy them!

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  5. I love that you gather up all this information for us...thanks so much for your efforts!

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    1. I really enjoy doing it, it means I get to have a good nosey and think about everything! So you're very welcome!

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  6. As always I love these round ups! I also have a sew-along that launched in September for my Sylvie Dress, which can be found at CreativeLive here: https://www.creativelive.com/courses/sew-along-the-sylvie-dress-with-christine-haynes :)

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    1. I'm sure you told me about that when I saw you Christine, I'm sorry to have forgotten it! i've got a brain like a sieve if I don't write things down! I'll add it in now

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    2. No worries Fiona! Thanks for including it :) xoxo

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  7. Thanks for doing these it's always good to see what I've missed out on during the month. :-)

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  8. You're welcome! I'm sure there's more! I can't keep track of it all anymore!

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