Indie Patterns

At Sew Dayton, a little sewing shop in Dayton, Ohio we teach all the indie patterns that we sell which also means we have to know, sew and understand all those patterns. What is an Indie pattern? It stands for Independent Pattern. Just like indie movies indie patterns are owned by real people. are more modern and the they do not have to follow big box pattern rules. Being a small business owner I’m big on community. Keeping my money flowing in my sewing DIY industry is number one to me.

Imagine Gnats Bess Top with Cotton and Steel Fabric

Imagine Gnats Bess Top with Cotton and Steel Fabric

This is a great pattern! I goes together really fast and always looks great. The Y seams can be a little tricky in the beginning although it’s great it comes in all sizes and also looks wonderful in knit.

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Pat Bravo from Art Gallery Fabric

We love Art Gallery Fabric and when we found out they were selling patterns we got some for the shop. Pat Brovo is one of the owners of Art Gallery. The cool thing about this pattern is it comes with a video with all kinds of beginner tips.

Colette's Iris Shorts

Colette’s Iris Shorts

Colette was my first intro to the indie pattern world. I have made so many Iris shorts. I love the princess seam pockets. They come with a great little book of directions and her sizing is a good fit for my body.

me in Made by Rea showing off my other Made by Rea Washi dress

me in Made by Rea showing off my other Made by Rea Washi dress

I have made 4 Washi dresses, they are one of my all time favorites. This pattern is great for teaching because the student learns pockets, pleats, bias tape, facings, sheering and cap sleeves.

Colette's Hawthorn

Colette’s Hawthorn

I wear the Colette’s Hawthorn dress a lot in the summer. I like to switch the buttons for snaps and make it a lot shorter.

Jamie Christina Mission Maxi

Jamie Christina Mission Maxi

If there is pattern I have used the most this is it for knits. Jamie Christina’s Mission Maxi is fast and flattering.

Sew Liberated Picnic Top

Sew Liberated Picnic Top

Sew Liberated is great seller at Sew Dayton. If you want a challenge this top is it. It looks wonderful on!!

April Rhodes Date Night Dress

April Rhodes Date Night Dress

I love everything April Rhodes does! When she came out with patterns and then Art Gallery fabric we starting carrying her products.

Sew Liberated Clara Dress

Sew Liberated Clara Dress

Sew Liberated’s Clara dress is another great pattern but not for the beginner. Bias tape, key hole arm holes, skirt on the bias, some elastic in the waist. Once again I used snaps instead of buttons. I love to hammer them on.

Pearl Soho Gym City Shorts

Pearl Soho Gym City Shorts

Great, great online free patten!

Sublime Stitching

Sublime Stitching

We teach, sell and love Sublime Stitching products! For these booties I used a repo vintage Simplicity pattern. They make great gifts!

Jamie Christina Sol Hoodie

Jamie Christina Sol Hoodie

One of my favorites, this one takes about 3 classes! I have made 3 hoodies! This one was organic and american made sweat shirt fleece.

April Rhodes Date Night Dress

April Rhodes Date Night Dress

Look how pretty this Date Night dress we made for the window looks.

Amy Butler Liverpool dress

Amy Butler Liverpool dress

Look more snaps. I call this one the school teacher dress. It’s so easy to throw on. I used linen fabric so it needs to be ironed.

Made by Rae Washi Dress and April Rhodes Staple Dress

Made by Rae Washi Dress and April Rhodes Staple Dress

This in Jesy and I wearing our hand made clothes on WDTN Channel 2’s Living Dayton. We love being guests on that show.

Look for part 2 to come out soon. Want to know more about indie patterns? Check out indiesew.com

Tracy McElfresh

Tracy McElfresh

Tracy McElfresh is the owner of Tracy’s Sewing Studio LLC.
Tracy McElfresh
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