Welcome to the Indiesew 2015 Fall Collection which I am thrilled to be a part of this fun tour around blogland. Allie has done an amazing job at Indiesew, promoting independent patterns and has a great selection of patterns to jump start your fall wardrobe.
This Fall Collection includes 5 garments
3. Laurelhurst Cardigan (shown here)
Let's talk about Fall, the weather cooperated totally for a Fall Blog Tour, 60 degrees, cloudy, cool and windy. I loved having on a cardigan!
I had the silk for the Cabin blouse in my stash and ordered the knit for my Laurelhurst, I was so lucky it was a perfect match.
The pattern has three suggestions for finishing the front edges and hems. One, do nothing, it is a knit and won't ravel or hem as normal or rolled hem. I went with rolled hem. I thought it would be a nice soft look with no right or wrong side, great for the front drape. I love the result.
Now the Cabin Dress (or blouse for me today)
A shirt or shift dress with darts, kimono sleeves, back pleat, bias finished hems and pockets.
I went with the shorter length but added one inch to the length. The pattern has bias binding to finish the neck edge, sleeves and hem. I did a bit of modifying on that, adding length to the sleeves for a narrow 1/2' hem and then the same on the bottom hem.
The Cabin has incredible instructions for seam finishing, bust darts, bust alterations and general sewing information.
My fabric is a silk from Mood Fabrics and works so nicely for this top.
I did change the neckline a bit, adding a silk band at the neckline for a bit of soft contrast from the printed silk. I serged the band onto the neckline, turned, pressed and added a bit of topstitching.
One final change was to add a yoke lining, using the burrito method., which encloses all the seams and gives a beautiful finish to the inside of my garment. The sides seams are finished with a French seam.
For a look at all the patterns and Fall ideas, take the Indiesew Blog Tour. Enjoy a treat and make a list of what you would like to sew and get inspired by some great garments from talented sewists!
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
Thursday, September 3rd: Lola | Love Lola