5 indie patterns I’m dying to try

You know when you’re in a sewing rut, and you’re convinced that the remedy is to find new patterns and buy new fabric? Well, that’s me right now. I still haven’t done a stitch of sewing since getting back from Utah a week ago, and I’m itching for something different. So I thought I’d share with you some of the indie patterns that are cranking my creative wheels and making me feel re-energized.

The Marianne dress, Christine Haynes
Oo, I love this one. I saw this dress first posted about on Miss Make a while ago, and it’s been hovering in the back of my mind ever since. The Marianne dress looks like the perfect knit dress: comfy, easy, and sporting a classic sophistication about it. I want this one badly!













Jalie 3245

jalie 3245

I hadn’t even heard of this line until I was browsing class selections at a Portland fabric store, but this raglan tee looks just about perfect. And the tunic looks like it could easily make for a wardrobe staple.














Carolyn pajamas, Closet Case Files
I mentioned these last week, but I have to include them in this roundup. So often my loungewear is mishmash yoga pants and old college t-shirts, but I’d love to change that up a bit. (Check out this post about dressing for the ordinary nights.) And this pattern really is so versatile: you could go with luxurious silkĀ or novelty quilting cotton! The variations are pretty much endless.










Granville, Sewaholic

granville sewaholic
I’ve been itching for a more challenging pattern lately. I’ve been swimming in delightful and easy knit patterns, but I need to shake things up a bit. I can’t stop imagining this one in gingham.

















Gabriola, Sewaholic
I actually do have this pattern and have a cut of fabric that may be perfect for it. (Though I am considering said fabric cut for a different project altogether. Isn’t it delightful to allocate your fabric to projects and then change your mind the next day?) Back to the Gabriola. I don’t think I would have purchased this pattern based on the envelope illustrations alone. What hooked me were the photos of the already-sewn garment. I love how the simple maxi silhouette is pumped up a notch with a paneled skirt that can pull off a decent twirl. I may have to stock my closet with these come summertime.









What patterns have been tickling your fancy lately? Which of these should I buy first?

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