How much fun was Indie pattern month?! It’s all over now and I can’t believe how fast June zoomed by but Kat and I really enjoyed hosting this month and it was so exciting to see amazing independent pattern makes popping up all over the blog-o-sphere.
Even if you didn’t take part I am sure you got some great inspiration and found some new pattens to add to your list, I know I did!
We got to “meet” a few of these fabulous designers, so if you missed their interviews click through to find out more about Hannah from Sinbad & Sailor, Amity and Nhi from Lolita Patterns and Katie from Papercut Patterns.
Over the next few days Kat and I will be winding up Indie Pattern Month with something a bit different, we’re going to be hearing from some of the fabulous bloggers who sewed along with us! Yay!
Yesterday Kat caught up with the fabulous Penny of Dresses and Me so why don’t you pop on over and see what her favourite independent patterns are?
First up for me is the super talented Lizzie of Busy Lizzie.
What do you like the most about sewing with indie patterns?
The patterns tend to lean more towards my general aesthetic and it is nice to be supporting small businesses instead of the big corporations. I like that I am supporting a designer directly, I often feel like I kind of know them from following their blog and it is nice to feel part of that community
What’s your favourite Indie pattern, and why?
Hmmm…there are so many I like! Currently my favourites are the Coppelia by Papercut and the Hollyburn by Sewaholic and they make a perfect pairing!
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What’s your favourite thing you’ve made from an indie pattern?
I make the Banksia top from Megan Nielsen a lot, this pattern is super versatile, with or without sleeves, with or without collar, and with or without placket and any combination of these!!
Which is your favourite indie pattern company, and why?
I have three favourites – Sewaholic, Papercut and Megan Nielsen
Which indie pattern are you planning on making next?
It’s jacket season for me so I have the Robson by Sewaholic and the Anise by Colette on my cutting table
What indie patterns are on your wish list?
Deer & Doe Patterns – I love the Belledone and Bluet the best!
Thanks for having me along!!
You’re welcome Lizzie, it’s great to see so many amazing projects from you, I love your clever combinations of fabric and colour and your Hole-y Moly Banksia top is my favourite version I’ve seen of that pattern, I think I just added another one to my list! xx
Stay tuned for more blogger interviews over the next few days!
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Thank you, thank you, thank you for this very informative post. I am just learning about independent pattern companies, as I am new to sewing. It’s AWESOME to have so many of them listed in a post. I’m new to sewing, and I’m learning that indie pattern companies have so much to offer as far as the proper fit.
LOVED your interviews, so informative and made me aware of some indie pattern companies that I was not privy too! Thanks! And, my oh my has Lizzie ever made some fabulous stuff!