I know my Mom will ask me; indie = independent! I love jeans & hoodie weather so I actually started browsing around and making this list back in July. I tried to seek out designers I hadn’t sewn before and some that I know and love – you’ll notice there are only 9 pictures, I didn’t hear back in time from one designer if it was okay to use their picture. The pattern is linked in the list below though!
I’ll admit, the stock photo of this didn’t initially appeal to me because of the fabric choice. Later on I saw Delia Creates’ version and did a 180 – it looks so cozy! Perfect for transitional weather, nursing, postpartum, etc.
I’ve already proclaimed my love for this pattern and sewn a version for two different friends; it’s easy, looks store-bought, and you can make it as long as you’d like with the three different length lines. Of all the things I’ve sewn myself, I get stopped and asked about this every time I wear it! I’m not sure why stores make it so hard to find tunic length tops.
One dress! I don’t wear dresses very often because they’re not conducive to my daily trips to the park and crawling around on the floor. I really like comfy knit dresses though and I think this would be perfect over tights or leggings. The designer has a ton of great fitting tips and gorgeous knit fabrics for sale too.
I tested for Kati with my Zsalya top and think the Roza looks comfy and easy. Perfect for layering and with boots for fall!
The seaming on this sweatshirt is hard to see in the stock photo, but I think it makes for a really flattering fit. Again, pockets, tunic length = wardrobe gold.
I’ve seen a lot of dropped shoulders in stores for fall and they reminded me of the Hemlock! I sewed the Scout tee and want to try this next, I will probably be lazy and band the hems for a super fast sew.
I’d never heard of the piko style before Kymy promoted this pattern, but I love it! Perfect for hiding an extra helping of turkey or caramel apple.
I’ll admit, I don’t have any intention of sewing jeans in the near future. At least not ones with a real fly and all that. BUT I admire those who do, and really like the look of this pattern. Besides, then you can brag to people that you sewed your jeans.
Sweats! I live for sweats. It’s embarrassing. I think this fitted style would be cute with bright tennis shoes and the Greenstyle tunic.
10. Deer & Doe – Pavot Jacket (not pictured)
The response from Deer & Doe saying I could use their picture went to my spam folder and I didn’t discover it until the post was live So it is pictured above! I think the lines of this coat would be really pretty instead of typical winter coat bulkiness. Perfect with the Jamie Jeans and a pair of boots.
How neat is this! I am not a sewing purist – I don’t mind if things fit decently instead of perfectly as long as they’re comfy. But I think this is really neat and would like to see how my finished product compares to a sewn pattern. I couldn’t find many examples on blogs but I just saw @hodpodgefarm retweet someone saying they’d recently tried it and loved it!
SO that’s my list! What do you think? Have you sewn any of these? Did I miss one of your favorites?
I saw another fall list pop up last week from The Sewing Rabbit – you can check out their 14 suggestions here! They’re much more fashion forward, overall, and a great list if you work, party, or do other glamourous things that I don’t, ha!