It’s Sew Indie Month for the whole of September and I’ve been hearing a lot about it from staff and customers in Ditto and from Wendy who teaches dressmaking classes round the corner from Ditto at MIY Workshop.  Wendy is one of the designers currently involved in Sew Indie Month, quite an honour as she’s alongside iconic indie designers such as Heather Lou of Closet Case Files and Sew Over It to name just a few.

The rise of indie sewing patterns seems unstoppable at the moment and while it’s great to work with patterns direct from independent designers, what do you really know about their credentials and the quality of their patterns?

If you enjoy sewing with indie patterns, have a read of this useful guide Wendy’s written to choosing indie sewing patterns.