SEWING || INDEPENDENT PATTERN DESIGNERS ROUNDUP

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

independent pattern designers roundup on luvinthemommyhood.com

i'm on a huge selfish sewing kick this year and even though i've been busy in the background working on a big project i've also been getting ready for a big bout of selfish sewing in the next few months.  i've been slowly stocking up on my favorite patterns to sew myself some serious new duds. i know a lot of you have been asking me which shops/designers are my favorites and which patterns i purchased so i decided to answer those questions here in an "independent pattern designers roundup"! you know i love me a roundup..lol.

here's listing of my go to designers who inspire me to sew for myself and to become a better seamstress. selfish sewing is ALWAYS a good thing <3

independent pattern designers roundup on luvinthemommyhood.com

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independent pattern designers roundup on luvinthemommyhood.com
independent pattern designers roundup on luvinthemommyhood.com
i've been stocking up on fabrics, sale fabrics, fabric to make wearable muslins and fabric to indulge in.  i've got my adjustable dress form ready, and poppy the pfaff is waiting ever so patiently for me to get tracing, cutting & sewing! i can't wait!  looking at the pics above - how could you not want to sew something for yourself?  the best part is a majority of designers offer great beginner patterns so you can jump right in! they also host sew alongs and have wonderful technique tutorials and tips on their own blogs.  there's no excuse to not try.

trust me when i say it is a feeling like no other to go out in a handmade out fit and have someone ask where you got your dress and you replying "i made it". it's out of this work fabulous! 

so what do you say? selfish sewing anyone? 

independent pattern designers roundup on luvinthemommyhood.com

what are you making this week?  tag your pics on instagram, twitter and facebook with hashtag #whatcha so we can all see!  comment below with your pics and projects/blog posts so we can check out your lovelies. happy sewing!

25 comments:

  1. I LOOOOOOVVVEEEEEE selfish sewing!!!! Seriously - I sew more for myself than I do for the kids now :) I just started selfish sewing in January! (ps. do you follow sisboom on facebook - they posted a pic of an upcoming pattern for a goddess like maxi! - Can't wait!)

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    1. yay! What have you made recently? Do you have a fave that you love right now? And a goddess maxi sounds fab!

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    2. I just made myself the sisboom dana last week (sew a long in the facebook group) I also made the tommy boxers from sisboom as well - one for my husband and a pair for me haha. I am trying to figure out my next me project I have a few more sisboom to sew, and i have the sol hoodie ordered (I got paper! I am usually a pdf girl but thought I'd branch out lol). I'm having a HECK of a time trying to find good knit to use with the hoodie though - where shipping to canada isn't going to kill my paypal! (any ideas where to shop??)

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    3. oh and my favourite pattern so far for myself is the sisboom Angie!

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  2. I've enjoyed some selfish sewing this year as well. I still have a maxi washi dress that I want to make (in a pink floral) and then a tank dress using the Wiksten tank pattern (in a green and blue paisley). I've been too busy to get to it, but summer vacation is almost here, so I am hoping to find time soon!

    Looking forward to seeing the things you make. :)

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    1. Sounds fun! i'm looking forward to getting past the annoying tracing/cutting part to actually sewing :)

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  3. My sewing mojo has been very low this last month ... well, I have the desire and the material and the patterns ... but nada happening. GOT TO DO IT!

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  4. yes! I have just finished sewing my second dress EVER and it is a SUREAU by Deer and doe (being french, I have got to go for french patterns!!) it was so nice to sew and I love the result, tomorrow on my blog!! http://lescrapdesoph.blogspot.com!!

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    1. So glad to hear you like it. I so badly want to make it but shipping to me is crazy high in Canada. I've been saving my pennies to order it this fall :) Love that shop!

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  5. I've been hashing out a tiny pocket tank all day out of a favorite dress shirt my husband is donating to the cause ;). Last week I made a red/pink madras plaid tova dress. I am finishing up my second il grande favorito and just purchased some beautiful yarn to start a chalkstone whenever you post the details for your sweater kal, I'm on pins and needles :)

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    1. Wow! You've been busy! That's a great bunch of patterns! And a chalkstone too! You go girl!

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  6. I just made a Staple Dress this weekend and am a big fan. Must make another out of drapier fabric. I'd like to make another Washi dress and some Wiksten tops too. I have several Colette patterns but haven't tried them out yet. Want to make the Darling Ranges dress at some point.

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    1. I've been wanting to make one of those! Thx for reminding me to add her to the list. I know I'd forget lots :)

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  7. Thank you for this roundup! I am new to garment sewing (I've made myself a Tova top and a Washi dress) but am definitely hooked. I've got my eye on Laurel, after seeing yours and several others. I'm also eyeing some Doe and Deer! But you've listed a lot of designers I hadn't yet heard of--so helpful.

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  8. Such perfect timing! I just started a Sew Our Stash challenge so I've been looking for more stuff to make for myself. I'm drooling over all of these gorgeous designs eep I can't wait to see what else all these talented folks have.

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  9. I am selfish sewing and knitting mode. I rarely make anything for myself, but am in desperate need of some new clothes and not really enjoying the selection in my current location. So far, the foldover skirt from Sew Liberated and a couple of 3/4 sleeve tees and a modified Washi tunic. Also made a couple pairs of pj pants and have the fabric for a Seafarer top. Jane Richmond's raglan is on the needles. I have a list that I intend to get through by the end of the summer, but we will see because I am sure the girls will need more clothes by then...

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  10. What a fabulous round up!!! I adore that Megan Nielsen skirt, may need to make one for myself! But what is even more exciting, is that you are sewing for yourself!!! I cannot wait to see what you start making for yourself! You are going to be amazing!!!

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  11. I've been feeling selfish too! I've just finished a Hot Patterns Bossa Nova skirt for myself after months and months of only sewing for my girls (http://deuxsouriceaux.wordpress.com/2013/06/14/and-one-for-me/). Now, I want to make another Bossa Nova because it's fast and easy. And pretty. But I also want some tops. I have the Sew Serendipity book and I'm think of an empire top or else this Simplicity pattern (2936) that I've had forever. And then there's the Sew Serendipity Kendra skirt pattern that I've had forever too... And the Colette book makes me want to make a dress... Too many choices!

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  12. Hi. Lately, I've only been selfish sewing. I've made several Colette garments and just ordered their newest design ;-) Right now I'm doing the "hummingbird" pattern sewalong by "cake design". Cake design is a pretty cool indie pattern company too :-) really wearable pieces that work well with a curvaceous shape like mine. I also have several megan nielsen patterns in the sewing queue - but I need to grade up the patterns unfortunately.

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  13. Awesome! Thanks for the great round-up! A couple of designers here that I didn't know about. Off to check them out... ;)

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  14. Oh my gosh, this is amazing! I'm just getting into sewing and while I'd heard of some of these designers, most of them were new to me. So many beautiful patterns! So much to learn!

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  15. Thank you so much for including Seamingly Smitten in this list! What a great roundup of women's designers!! Some were even new to me!

    Jenny Hall
    Seamingly Smitten owner/designer

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  16. Hi Shannon,

    I am a designer, but have never been good at math or sewing (I didn't get the gift my great grandmother and mother had/have) but I still am really interested in having my designs made into patterns, would you have any advice on where I could start?

    Thanks!

    Audrey

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    1. Audrey that's great that you love to design! I think there are sometimes people who are more than willing to work with designers to help get your patterns out that you can hire out certain parts of the process to. If you start asking around and also do some google searching you may find someone who offers those services.

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