Finalist in the IPM Indie Royalty comp

The finalists have been named for The Monthly Stitch Indie Pattern Month “Indie Royalty” competition, and I’m one of them! Ok, they liked every entry so we’ve all become finalists. The winners are still decided by votes, so please jump over to The Monthly Stitch and cast your vote. I am lucky to be among some very rad sewists who sewed a whole outfit (or more!).

Woman stands in garden archway. She wears handknit yellow hat, checked flannelette long cardigan, black floral dress, burgundy velvet leggings and ankle boots.
My outfit consisted of the Named Helmi Dress, Named Esme Cardi, So Sew Easy leggings and Solas Hat. Full post here.

And thank you for your votes for my “Eyes Have It” Dress in the “New To Me” competition – I won a £100 fabric hamper to Minerva Crafts!

The “What Have I Got Myself Into” Outfit – Indie Pattern Month 2017, Indie Royalty

Woman stands in garden archway. She wears handknit yellow hat, checked flannelette long cardigan, black floral dress, burgundy velvet leggings and ankle boots.

The title says it all really! After participating in and thoroughly enjoying The Monthly Stitch Indie Pattern Month’s “New to Me” and “Hack It” challenges, I figured I could make use of the “Indie Royalty” theme, in which you create an entire outfit from indie patterns, to knock a few garments out of my queue and sew up some stash. Of course, it wasn’t until I was part way through sewing for the challenge when I realised that the fabrics I thought I had stashed deep in my wardrobe were pretty much non-existent.

Thanks to a few quick trips to Spotlight, I completed the challenge, and had a lot of fun doing so! The patterns I used were: Named Esme Maxi Cardigan, Named Helmi Tunic Dress (are you noticing a theme?), So Sew Easy Custom-Fit Leggings, and because I’m a smarmy overachiever, I even knitted my hat (Ysolda’s Solas in The Fibre Co. Arranmore – I’ll review that another time). Continue reading “The “What Have I Got Myself Into” Outfit – Indie Pattern Month 2017, Indie Royalty”

Finalist in IPM “New to Me”

Woman stands in a garden. She wears a dramatic maxi dress in eye print.

Hi guys, I’ve been made a finalist in The Monthly Stitch Indie Pattern Month “New to Me” contest for my Jackie Dress! It’s based on votes and I could win some cool prizes, so if you’re inclined, please head over to The Monthly Stitch to vote for whomever you please – I’m in the company of some pretty talented ladies!

The Mol-nari-ola – Indie Pattern Month 2017, Hack It

Apologies for the dreadful title. Perhaps I should have gone with the Paollari? Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that this garment is a combination of three sewing patterns: the Sew Over It Molly Dress (available as a free download), the Named Inari Dress and the Named Paola Turtleneck Tee. It forms my entry for the second week of The Monthly Stitch Indie Pattern Month: Hack It, in which participants are required to alter or blend together patterns to create a new style.

Woman stands in a garden. She wears striped cocoon turtleneck dress with black leggings and ankle boots.

Continue reading “The Mol-nari-ola – Indie Pattern Month 2017, Hack It”

The eyes have it – Victory Patterns Jackie Dress

Woman stands in a garden. She wears a dramatic maxi dress in eye print.

It wasn’t that long ago I was bemoaning that unlike other sewing folk, I wasn’t quick thinking enough to enter the Indie Pattern Month challenges. And yet here is my post in the “New to Me” category! All of that inspiration flowing through my blog reel must have been motivational. Continue reading “The eyes have it – Victory Patterns Jackie Dress”