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SIM 2015: Interview with Sew Liberated

Sewing Indie Month continues here at Kate & Rose with an interview from Danica from Sew Liberated. I’m sure you’re all familiar with the casual, comfortable, yet sleek style of the Sew Liberated brand. I love the brand’s approach that crafting can be at once traditional and thoroughly modern; a way to slow down and connect with tradition as well as a contemporary, non-conformist statement in today’s mass-produced world. Without further ado, I give you Danica!
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SIM 2015: Vintage-Inspired Róza top tutorial by Rachael of Imagine Gnats

As part of Sewing Indie Month, participating designers create tutorials for each others’ blogs. Today I have something really special for you: a tutorial by Rachael of Imagine Gnats! In this tutorial, Rachael shows you how to make a Róza blouse with a gorgeous cross-stitched center panel, using a cross-stitch pattern she created, inspired by vintage patterns in her collection. Not only that, her tutorial includes clever and easy alterations and alternate finishing ideas as well. The floor is yours, Rachael!
 
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The new Kinga skirt pattern, its inspirations, and a sale

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The new Kinga skirt pattern is in pre-sale mode as part of the second Sewing Indie Month bundle (available only through September 11). I used it as my inspiration for the tutorial I posted at Lolita Patterns, but I want to tell you a little bit more about it. The idea for the basic shape comes from one of my Read More…

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Sewing Indie Month 2015 Sewalong Contest Prizes

Dear Sewing Friends, it is that time again: Sewing Indie Month let’s-see-what-we-can-win time! We have over $1000 in prizes for you so you really can’t go wrong. We have three sewalong categories with three amazing blogger leaders, and a bonus prize that will be selected from all sewalong contest participants. Take a look!
 
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The Dressed to the Nines sewalong contest is led by the inimitable Laura of Lilacs and Lace, and here’s what you can win:
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Sewing Indie Month 2015 Bundle Sale

The second Sewing Indie Month 2015 bundle sale is now live!
 
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Pricing:
You see correctly: pay what you like for this bundle! But if you pay more, you unlock more patterns, some of them brand new that are sold exclusively through the bundle until September 15, like my Kinga maxi skirt pattern (more on this in later posts):
 
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Sewing Indie Month 2015

It is finally here: Sewing Indie Month 2015! I’m so excited to be part of Sewing Indie Month again, together with 20 amazing and talented designers!
 
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Sewing Indie Month (SIM)celebrates indie sewing patterns during the entire month of September, and also the people who sew them. September willbe jam-packedwith fun interviews, informative tutorials, a sewalong contest with tons of exciting prizes! Sewing Indie Month Read More…

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Introducing: Sewing Indie Month Pattern Bundle 1

 
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While many of us living in the Northern Hemisphere are in the throes of heatwaves and vacations and summer travel, the sewing world has most definitely not come to a stop! Last May, the first ever Sewing Indie Month took place, and this September – drumroll please! – it is coming around again for a second time. So get your sewing machines, hand-sewing Read More…

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Sewing Indie Month: easy Sashiko blouse tutorial

It’s my turn to post a tutorial by another participating designer from Sewing Indie Month – and I’m pleased to present Yuki, the designer of Waffle Patterns.
In her interview with me Tilly asked if I had any tips for people who are just starting out with embroidery and I mentioned Sashiko… Sooooo – great minds must think alike (teehee!) because Yuki came up with a brilliant Read More…

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Sewing Indie Month: interview with Ana of Stepalica

I have a confession to make: I love interviews. I love getting to know a bit about others who sew and make things, and find out a little about their work and life. As part of Sewing Indie Month, it was my pleasure to interview Ana of Stepalica Patterns! Ana is an amazing seamstress, and the patterns she creates incorporate beautifully structured, geometric details. Have you seen the Read More…

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Sewing Indie Month: my interview at Tilly and the Buttons

Sewing Indie Month continues, and today Tilly and the Buttons has posted an interview with me on her blog. Click over to read it!
 
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It was a treat being interviewed by Tilly, she is every bit as lovely as she is talented. I look forward to her book being available in the U.S.! And… I have plans a Read More…

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Sewing Indie Month: my peasant blouse tutorial

As part of Sewing Indie Month, we have created tutorials that we post on each others blogs. My partner to post for is Sylvie of Soma Patterns, and the tutorial I created (download the PDF here) shows you how to make this peasant blouse, made only out of rectangles of fabric:
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The first ever Sewing Indie Month is here!


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Drumroll please! Have you heard? The first ever Sewing Indie Month begins today!
Early this year, the lovely and talented Mari Miller of Seamster Patterns contacted me to ask if I wanted to participate in a month-long blog event, or, well – let’s be honest: a month-long party of indie sewing pattern designers. 21 of us, no less! It’s an Read More…

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