12 Aug Sew Indie Month: Ultimate Trousers
PrettyGirlsSew was absolutely thrilled to be involved in Sew Indie Blog Post tour gearing up for September’s Sew Indie Month. Sew Indie Month celebrates independent sewing pattern companies and creatives who use them all month long, which in itself is worth celebrating. To me, Independent Sewing Pattern companies are necessary. Much like we support small businesses, as opposed to going to big box stores during the holidays, doing a quick search when you are looking for something new to sew can yield the most amazing results without having to wait for pattern sales kickoff.
Did someone say sale?
Yes! Sew Indie Month is kicking off the celebration with a pattern bundle sale featuring everything from trousers to blouses and dresses. The bundle goes on sale today! And it will give you time to sew up some muslins before the contests and sewalongs begin!
But wait, there is more!
This is a “Pay what you want” bundle + 20% of the proceeds will be donated to International Folk Art Alliance. IFAA gives educational and exhibition opportunities to folk artists here and around the world. So not only are you supporting a charity you are supporting small-woman-owned businesses which is a passion of mine!
Cheat Code: You can unlock extra patterns when you hit a certain price. So, the more you pay the more you receive.
Now, let me just give a little disclaimer. I am one of two founders who participated in the blog post tour and was extremely nervous because, that’s right, you guessed it, it was a PDF pattern. For those who don’t know I avoid those as often as possible.
Someone says PDF this is me:
With my tissue paper patterns in tow getting out of dodge.
Don’t get me wrong, a lot of these patterns come as your usual tissue paper patterns, but this particular one did not. Lo and behold, it was not as bad as I was expecting. There were only 4 pattern pieces and the PDF papers that printed, once cut down were pretty small. WHEW!
The pattern I am talking about in particular is The Ultimate Trousers by Sew Over It!
I was going to use my own fabric, which I designed for these because they are so perfect, but it wouldn’t have been printed in time. So, I found thee cutest floral fabric from Joann’s and went to town. I really enjoyed this and want to participate again next year.
The great thing about this pattern is the versatility. I only made a few alterations to the waist and leg width, otherwise they were easy breezy.
Loved these pants. Need a pair in mustard wool. Yum.
Until next time,