Indiesew x Dan Lehman x Spoonflower Blog Tour

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I have a really fun post for you all today! I was invited to be part of Indiesew’s newest fabric collaboration with artist Dan Lehman and Spoonflower! Together they created Fool’s Paradise, a fabric collection featuring carnivorous plants that comes in two color ways and two types of fabric substrates: a flowy poly crepe and a more structured cotton poplin. You can find them all exclusively on Indiesew’s online shop.

Head on over to Spoonflower for an insider’s look into how this collaboration came to be, including a really fun video interview with Allie and Dan. You won’t want to miss it!

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When Allie first showed me the two prints, I had a really hard time deciding which one to use! I loved them both! I decided to go with the lighter color way: Fool’s Paradise Light in Poly Crepe. I immediately pictured a flowy, boho style blouse and of course, my mind went straight to the Roscoe Blouse by True Bias. I’ve sewn this shirt up once before, also in Indie Sew fabric. I wear it all the time, and knew I needed another one in this fun, whimsy botanical print.

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For my second Roscoe Blouse, I decided to size down one size, and shorten the bodice by about 2″. I also raised the neckline by 1 1/2″ for extra coverage. I love styling this top tucked into a pair of high waisted jeans, and boots. I’m wearing my FAVORITE madewell jeans in a size 25, the fit is so so good. For colder days, I plan to throw a camel colored cardigan over it.

This fabric is slightly sheer, I am wearing a white tank underneath my top. If you decide to make a dress with this, you might want to consider lining it.

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I just really love the colors chosen for this print! The design of the carnivorous plants are so unique, and fun to look at. I can totally picture this blouse in Anthropologie. (Does anyone else try to imagine their future handmade garments in their favorite shops when project planning? If I can see them in certain shops, I feel like I’m on the right track. Pairing fabrics with patterns is an art all in it’s own!).

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Go check out this unique and one of kind fabric line! The options for these fabrics are endless. I’m especially loving Allie’s idea of using it as a lining for a jacket! So fun! Special thanks to Allie, Dan Lehman and Indiesew for having me on this fun tour!

Fabric for this post post was provided by Indiesew, but all opinions are my own. 

 

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Roscoe Blouse and Indiesew

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Hey guys! It’s been a while. My belly is growing bigger by the minute it seems, and almost doesn’t even fit into my maternity clothes anymore. With just about 6-7 more weeks to go, I decided to start making things I can wear postpartum for spring. I’ve teamed up with Indiesew to bring you my newest top. I’ve had my eye on the Roscoe Blouse for quite some time, and I think it will be the perfect thing to wear after having a baby. It’s loose and flowy, and as I get my body back I can tuck it into some high waisted jeans for a more slimming look. I just love it! It would work great for those first few months of pregnancy too. (This pattern also comes in a dress version that I can’t wait to try next!).

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So, this obviously isn’t me. Meet my sister Jenna! We’re close to the same size so I volunteered her to model this top to give you all a good idea of how it fits on the body. She is also expecting but lucky for her (and me) you can’t quite tell yet. We’re excited to have our babies just 4 months apart.

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I sewed up a straight size 4 based off of my pre-pregnancy measurements. A lot of people said they sized down one size on this one but I decided not to. I did adjust the front neckline by bringing it up 1″ for extra coverage. Everything else is unchanged. Since I’m not sewing a ton right now I took my time by using nicer finishing techniques such as french seams and I also hand sewed the binding to finish the neckline and sleeve ends. I don’t like how my sleeve binding is a little wavy, maybe I’ll try to stitch in the ditch and see if that straightens it up a bit.

As far as this pattern goes, the instructions are super clear and easy to follow. This top is easy to put together with really stunning results. I’m kind of dying to pair this top with some black Lander Pants!!

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The fabric I used is a rayon voile from Indiesew, and I love it sewn in the Roscoe Blouse. The fabric is light and drapey, and ever so slightly sheer and I love the geo daisy motif too! I’m really feeling a Madewell vibe (which I would say I get from ALL of Kelli’s patterns!!!). It’s going to be a great addition to my spring and summer wardrobe. I would totally recommend this fabric! If you are thinking about making a dress or skirt, I would recommend lining this fabric.

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I’m really excited to also be teaming up with Victoria Emerson, a jewelry company, for this post. They specialize in really pretty wrap bracelets with boho style. I also fell in love with their watches. I love the white face and simple design. I will be wearing this watch a lot! (and they are ALL on sale right now! If you’re on the market for a watch, check them out). I picked out these two pieces to specifically match with this top. I love wearing small dainty bracelets and jewelry in general, and I know these will pair well with my style and wardrobe. I’m trying to pull more black into my accessories and clothing, and I love the addition of this little black leather watch. They have some really pretty watches with marble faces that I love too. Make sure to check them out! You can find my bracelet here.

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It’s kind of killing me that I have to wait to wear this gorgeous top, but it’s like freezing outside anyways so it’s fine, right? Ughh. Thanks for reading along, and I hope you feel inspired to start sewing your spring wardrobe too!

The fabric and pattern for this post were provided by Indiesew, but all opinions are my own.