I was very excited when, earlier this year, Allie from Indiesew got in touch to ask if I would be interested in being included in the Indiesew Spring Collection. Of course I said yes! It would be very exciting to see my pattern as part of a collection, and also see how Allie would go about styling the Rushcutter for the release.
She really didn't disappoint. I just love the Rushcutter she made in this Bluebell striped double cloth cotton, and it definitely got me inspired to make a couple more with more of a spring/summer vibe.
It's a little bittersweet to know that as everyone in the northern hemisphere is gearing up for spring sewing, autumn is looming down here in Australia. But as it doesn't really get too cold down here, I think I should be able to squeeze in a few more summer makes (including another Rushcutter or two).
I was really excited to see my pattern alongside some other beautiful patterns from other independent pattern designers.
Lou Box Top from Sew DIY
Description from Sew DIY: The Lou Box Top is a versatile, loose fitting top with two neckline options and three hem options, for a total of six different silhouettes. Designed with beginners in mind, the steps are very easy to follow, using the most basic techniques and the loose fit of the design requires minimal fitting. It's a great project for beginners looking to get their feet wet and for more experienced sewists who want to add some quick-to-make basics to their wardrobe.
Description from Baste + Gather: Inspired by the style of 1970s fashion icon Jane Birkin, the Birkin Flares feature a high waist, trim fit to the knees and a fashion-forward, flared leg. The Birkin Flares work wonders on all figures and make even the puniest of bottoms look fantastic (ask me how I know!). Tall or short, thin or curvy, somewhere in the middle...I haven't seen anyone who doesn't look great in these jeans!
This pattern comes in waist sizes 24-35 and is suitable for the intermediate sewist. (Jeans are NOT hard to sew, and I'll help you through the tricky parts! Promise!)
Florence Kimono by Sew Caroline
Description from Indiesew: The perfect spring kimono has arrived! The Florence Kimono sewing pattern by Sew Caroline is a relaxed-fit kimono with 3/4 sleeves and three different hem lengths. Add lace trim to the sleeves and hem for a pop of visual interest. Sew your Florence Kimono in a flowing rayon challis and pair it with a knit tank top, skinny jeans, and heels for a night on the town.
Sanibel by Hey June
Description form Indiesew: When you're looking for a comfortable, yet flattering garment the Sanibel sewing pattern by Hey June fits the bill. This dress or romper features a cinched elastic waist with drawstring closure. The full button placket and two collar options make this a great project for the intermediate sewist. Sew your Sanibel in a lightweight denim and pair it with clogs and a floppy hat for a great spring look.
Purchasing the collection
For the release, you will be able to purchase the Full Spring Collection, or the Mini Spring Collection as a PDF download. Or, if you're not into sticking PDF patterns together, you will able be able to buy a printed version of the collection (very exciting)! You can, of course, purchase the patterns independently from the Indiesew shop, if you are just drooling over one particular pattern.
Spring Full Collection
Get all 5 patterns for $45 US (about $63 AUD), which is a saving of almost 25%.
Spring Mini Collection
Get 3 patterns (The Rushcutter, Florence Kimono & Lou Box Top) for $27 US (about $38 AUD), which saves you just over 20%.
Just in case you weren't inspired enough by these beautiful samples made by the team at Indiesew, there will also be a blog tour, to get your creative juices flowing!
What do you think? Will you be purchasing the Spring Collection from Indiesew?