Indie round up: Hello Lizzy from Sew Busy Lizzy!

I hope you guys are enjoying reading these interviews with out fellow bloggers and indie pattern lovers.

Now it is Lizzy of Sew Busy Lizzy‘s turn.

If you missed the last few interviews, here is where to read about their awesomeness:

Hi Lizzy!

What do you like the most about sewing with indie patterns?

I love supporting individuals who are out there doing something they love, taking a risk & putting themselves out there. Most indie companies have a distinct style or niche that they design for and I respect that – they are not trying to be everything to everybody.

What’s your favourite Indie pattern company, and why?

I adore Sewaholic, everything is so well drafted and Tasia has incorporated clever finishes (the beautiful Cambie dress lining, the Pendrell sleeve frills) and smart design elements (back seam of Thurlows for fitting, piping the Tofino pants to visually lengthen your legs).

That said, By Hand London is pounding on my door to be a favourite with their first three patterns. I adore their designs & packaging. They are really going to be the one to watch. They are very ‘now’ and filling the niche for funky street fashion sewing – something that is needed – sewing is the new rock n roll. Go girls!

What’s your favourite thing you’ve made from an indie pattern?

In the spirit of the Olympics – I’ve got gd, silver & bronze!

Gold would be my Maria Denmark Day to Night top. I’ve worn it to death, it’s flattering, uses next to no fabric & took less than one hour to make! I will be making lots more of these!

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Silver to my By Hand London Elisalotte. I just love the visual punch of this dress – I feel amazing in it. It’s not something I can wear everyday but it is awesome.

Bronze to my Sewaholic Cambies. I’ve made four and am working on number 5!

Which is your favourite indie pattern and why?

Oh goodness that’s such a tough one!! I loooove the Cambie, it’s a well documented fact!

I also love the cowl-neck Sewaholic Renfrew (doesn’t everyone?) and Maria Denmark cowl day-to-night top. I think I may have a cowl fetish going on…

Which indie pattern are you planning on making next?

I’m finishing off a Cambie but after that I’d love to make another By Hand London Victoria blazer, an everyday one – something a bit less luxe than my sari lined one!

I’ve also got Victory Patterns Nicola queued and Jalie jeans at some point… then there is that bombshell swimsuit – although swimwear gives me a cold sweat.

What indie patterns are on your wish list?

GRAINLINE! I still can’t believe I haven’t made the Archer, Moss or Scout. It’s ridiculous. I must rectify this situation soon.

Thanks so much Lizzy, I love ALL your Cambie dresses, each one is different but they all look great on you, it’s no wonder you are addicted!

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3 thoughts on “Indie round up: Hello Lizzy from Sew Busy Lizzy!

  1. Lovely, hope everyone there is okay after earthquakes.
    You’re in me prayers. I’ve been thru large earthquakes in California and know what it’s like. xoxo

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