Fall Sewing with Indiesew

Commuter Cowl and Natalie Top :: Dandelion Drift

Has the weather started cooling off for you all yet?  It’s just getting hotter and hotter here in Florida, but I’m dreaming of cooler temperatures.  If you dream it, it will come, right?

Natalie Top :: Dandelion Drift

I love cooler weather for so many reasons.  Okay, maybe I should pause for a minute.  I might define cooler weather a little bit differently than you.  I have almost always lived in a tropical climate, so cooler means anything in the 70s.  Back to why I love it cooling off.  Cooler weather means I get to wear all of my fun layering clothes that hardly come out.  Cooler weather means snuggles on the couch.  Cooler weather means camping is possible again.  Cooler weather…who am I kidding.  It’s just a dream right now for me, but it might be your reality, and a girl can dream!

Natalie Top :: Dandelion Drift

So fall sewing was on the brain and Allie from Indiesew asked if I’d like to sew a few of their patterns they have bundled up into their fall collection.  Have you heard of Indiesew yet?  It’s this pretty neat storefront (online) that has a selection of great indie women’s sewing patterns.  A good selection of sewing patterns all in one location, and if you need a little inspiration, sewists have uploaded photos of their creations to the shop so you can peak around at what everyone has been making.  Great idea, huh?  And take a look at their fall collection, two tops, two bottoms, two accessories, all great patterns (one of which I already own, the Hudson Pants and would absolutely put them into my fall must have sewing list).


I was excited to try a few new patterns and a new to me designer.  Let me start with the new to me designer.  I sewed the Natalie top by Liola Patterns.  I knew that I could use a new chambray shirt and had the perfect Robert Kaufman chambray fabric.  (I’ve used this fabric to sew a pair of shorts that I love, and I promise, promise, promise that I won’t wear this shirt with those shorts…that would just be awkward!)  This pattern was great.  The pieces lined up perfectly, it printed out easily, and the directions were incredibly clear.  I definitely would try another Liola pattern.

Natalie Top :: Dandelion Drift

The next item I sewed was the commuter cowl.  Would you believe this is the first scarf I have sewn?  This isn’t an ordinary scarf, though.  Shannon takes a simple cut of fabric, and just with a few cuts, a few folds, a few stitches, and a few twists you have a really awesome cowl!  I love this scarf and will definitely wear it often.  Shannon’s directions are clear.  If you follow her steps, just as she laid out, your scarf will come together quickly and easily.  I used a bit of plaid flannel I had picked up at Jo Anns last year in a super clearance deal.  Gah…I love this cowl.

Commuter Cowl :: Dandelion Drift

So fall sewing has commenced over here, now let’s get some fall weather rolling in!  I’m ready to bundle up in all these fun clothes and go camping!

Commuter Cowl :: Dandelion Drift

  • http://www.nearestthepinblog.wordpress.com Renee //nearest the pin

    This top looks great – I haven’t seen this pattern before. I’m intrigued. Looks great with the cowl too:)

  • http://crabandbee.com crab&bee

    No surprise – I love that top, especially in the neutral fabric you chose! And maybe it is worth trying out the top and shorts together and make a nice two-piecer? 😉

  • http://www.radianthomestudio.com Sara

    I really love the top too! It looks very versatile. Perfect for a day at home and easily dressed up to go out for dinner or something.

  • http://adirondackinspired.com Monica–Adirondack Inspired

    Love it!!! I need to stop being afraid of darts. I don’t know why sewing with wovens scares me so much, but I’m going to have to get over it so I can look as good as you! :) And I see a tartan cowl in my future… 😉 When I saw this pic, my first thought was, ‘isn’t it crazy hot in fla right now!?’ ha! We are planning a trip to Fla next October. It’s a Disney trip!!!

  • http://www.hungiegungie.com erin

    oooo… I love this! beautiful fabric too- I just bought a few different Kaufman chambrays and I am really in love with them!

  • http://theinspiredwren.blogspot.com ren

    I love both pieces and I love them together.Great pairings of fabrics with sewing patterns, too. Well done!

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  • http://www.donnabakertx.blogspot.com Donna B

    this cowl is fabulous! I LOVE scarves and cowls but living in Texas limits how much USE I actually get from them but it doesn’t stop me from making them (sewing, crocheting and knitting!) visiting from Show & Tell Sat would love a visit back!

  • http://www.donnabakertx.blogspot.com Donna B

    this cowl is fabulous! I LOVE scarves and cowls but living in Texas limits how much USE I actually get from them but it doesn’t stop me from making them (sewing, crocheting and knitting!) visiting from Show Off Sat would love a visit back!

  • http://bonnechanceblogspot.blogspot.com/ angela denny fleming

    I just love you top and scarf combo! Going to have to get that pattern! The shirt fabric looks so soft and comfy too! Great job!

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