As many of you know, my latest form of procrastination is obsessing over Indie Clothing Patterns. It appears that an entire DYI sewing movement blossomed while I was busy making art quilts.
Independent of the big four–McCalls, Simplicity, Butterick, and Vogue–sewists are creating their own patterns and selling them. Many of these patterns are so much more than tissue paper and poorly worded instructions. They are EXPERIENCES in of themselves complete with thoughtfully illustrated tutorials and tips on how to create the garment featured in the pattern as well as information on how to transform the pattern into your own vision.
I love it.
I feel like I just opened the door and walked into a party where all of my favorite things are going on.
When a new pattern comes out, sewists from around the world make their versions of the garment and then share them virtually. That is what this post is about. The pattern Coco by Tillie and the Buttons just came out.
For my Coco, I used a wool fabric embossed with lace. I am not a huge fan of lace by itself, but I liked this.
As a disclaimer, I will say that my photography team consisted of two boys both under the age of 12, who locked themselves in their bedroom and refused to take anymore photos. This is what I got.
Tilly you did a FAB job with this pattern.