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Sew Indie Month Pattern Bundle!

Today’s post is a two-part deal. The first bit gives me chance to tell you about the awesome Sewing Indie Month pattern bundle that is currently available to buy and the second bit is where I share what I’ve made from the bundle!sew independent logo almond rock

So first things first! Sewing Indie Month (SIM) is a month-long celebration of indie sewing patterns full of fun blog posts, informative tutorials and great competitions. This September head over to It’s being hosted by the charming Mari from Seamster patterns who took over the site when Donna decided to step down.

SIM is accompanied by a sewalong contest with fantastic prizes. This sale gives you time to make muslins (vital in my mind) before the contest begins while also supporting small women-owned businesses and raising money for charity. BOOM – double win.

There are so many great patterns in this bundle, lookie lookie:

And the brilliant pay what you want system is in place for the bundle too! The more you pay, the more rewards you’ll receive.

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Brilliant stuff!

 The sale isn’t over until  Wednesday August 12th. So head on over here for your chance to buy!

Plus 20% of bundle proceeds will be donated to the International Folk Art Alliance, which provides education and exhibition opportunities to folk artists from around the world. Just a few examples of what the International Folk Art Alliance has been able to accomplish by helping artists create stable, year-round livelihoods includes helping shelter women from domestic violence in Ecuador, building a school for children in Pakistan, empowering women in repressive cultures around the world, and feeding villages in Niger.

So what did I make? I chose the Saltbox top!

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 The asymmetrical inset just looks so cool. And the opportunities for colour blocking got me giddy.

I used left over navy and purple viscose scraps – this is a GREAT scrap busting project – and decided the vivid purple would look great on the main bulk of the top.

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I’m really pleased with my points a the top of the inset. Especially on the front! It was a little confusing at first how to assemble the pieces but I just followed the instructions to the letter and suddenly it looked right heehee.

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The sleeves fit the best I’ve ever set in. This is a major thing for me. I apparently have chunky backs of my upper arms – yes that is a thing. So so happy with this little make.

I also have a True Bias Sutton blouse on my sewing table and a cut out Melissa shirtdress waiting for a chance to sew. Since I’m so slow at sewing you’ll be better off taking a look at all the other bloggers who have made clothes from the bundle:

(12) Comments

  1. Swirlyicing says:

    Loving your choice of colours, plus it’s a kind of freebie if you have the left over material to hand. Well done!

    1. almondrock says:

      Thanks mum! It fits so well too which is a bonus

  2. What a lovely pattern, I really love this. Your inset does look perfect and the colours are great! Perfect!

    1. almondrock says:

      Thank you! I can’t get over how well the sleeves fit me as well

    2. almondrock says:

      Thank you! I’m loving this colour combo. It feels very sharp to wear

  3. This us a really lovely top. Love the colour blocking. It would look great in silk.

    1. almondrock says:

      Oooh silk is a great suggestion. Maybe even in three or four colours!

  4. Lovely top, I’m always on the lookout for tops to wear with jeans and this one is perfect! Love the colour blocking too, so much scope! x

    1. almondrock says:

      I totally recommend this top. It’s fundamentally an easy to wear tee but you get a fun sewing challenge and the result is great design lines

  5. Thanks for the pattern bundle info. Your top looks fab I’m very impressed with the sharpness of your pointy bit! The colour blocking is really striking

  6. I’m not typically an asymmetric kind of girl but I love it! I have some scraps of viscose left as well so might have to get my hands on this pattern.

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