Yay! Sewing Indie Month is here! I’m super excited to participate in Sewing Indie Month this year. There’ll be all sorts of cross-pollinated indie pattern designer love going on throughout the month. I can’t wait to share my interview with Peggy of Sew House Seven, my pattern hack tutorial for a Blue Prints for Sewing design, a pattern hack on my Conifer Skirt pattern from Mari of Seamster Patterns and I’ll be interviewed on Closet Case Files – all sorts of good stuff yet to come including (…drumroll please…) a contest and a pattern bundle!
There are 3 contest categories this year – The Dressed to the Nines sewalong contest is led by the inimitable Laura of Lilacs and Lace, the Everyday Casual sewalong contest is led by the lovely Mary of Idle Fancy, the Pattern Hacking sewalong contest is led by the talented Rhonda of Rhonda’s Creative Life. Additionally, one bonus winner will be randomly drawn from the participants of all three sewalongs. All you have to do to enter is a sew a garment from one of the sponsoring independent sewing designers. All told there are over $1000 worth of prizes! Read about the prizes at Sew Independent.
Need some more indie designed sewing patterns? (Of course you do!) For the next 10 days (through September 10th), the second (of two) Sewing Indie Month pattern bundles is available. It’s pay what you will for an awesome assortment of 10 patterns Pinot Pants by Skinny Bitch Curvy Chick, Fit and Flare Skirt by Maison Fleur, Bess Top by Imagine Gnats, VNA Top by Fehr Trade, Nettie Bodysuit and Dress by Closet Case Files, Walkley Vest & Dress by MIY Collection, Jasper Hoodie by Paprika Patterns, Nautilus Swimsuit by Seamstress Erin Designs (that’s me!), the new Kinga Skirt by Kate & Rose, and the new April 1962 Coat by SomaPatterns. To top off the awesomeness, 20% of bundle proceeds will be donated to Women for Women, which helps women dealing with violence, marginalization, and poverty due to war and conflict. Seriously, go buy the bundle now!