outfit 1: 
natalie top pattern via indiesew (included in the giveaway below!)
DIY utility vest (tutorial here)
dv sandals via nordstrom rack (find them here)
nordstrom crossbody bag (similar)

outfit 2:
j.crew tee, similar
hudson lounge pants via indiesew (included in the giveaway below!)
 similar leopard sneakers

outfit 3:
lane raglan tee via indiesew (included in the giveaway below!)
gap jeans, similar

Every since I started sewing (when I was 10 or 11), I’ve had a distaste for store bought patterns. I remember going to the fabric store with my mom to pick out my next project and flipping through page after page of the pattern books and mostly finding frumpy options. Fast forward to 2014 and although there are still those same not-so-great options at the fabric store, there are tons of amazing patterns around the internet. You just have to know where to look.

Enter Indiesew.

They’re a brand new website that is filled with independent designer’s patterns, including tops, cardigans, bags, skirts, swimwear, pants, dresses and more. Take one look through their pattern shop and you’ll realize it’s a whole new world — clothes you actually want to make and wear!

Today I’m teaming up with Indiesew to share a few of their brand new patterns for Fall and to give away their Fall Collections pattern bundle — six amazing patterns (three of which I’m wearing here)! I almost always make my own patterns, but if you’re just learning how to sew, a real pattern is really crucial to learning how to make your own clothing, so this is a great opportunity if you want to start making your own clothing!

Enter the giveaway over on Indiesew right here
This giveaway will close on September 7th at 10pm MST, and the winner will be announced on Indiesew’s blog on the 8th. Good luck!


  1. Acacia says:

    Your outfits are SO lovely (as always)! Super excited about this giveaway. x

  2. Isabel Silva says:

    I always love you outfits! My favorite is the last one ๐Ÿ™‚ so comfy and cool!


    Espelho da Isabel

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  3. That second outfit is SO PERFECT! I love everything from the leather jacket to the leopard shoes!
    XO Kelly

  4. Christina Storm says:

    I LOVE all three looks! You have incredible style!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  5. Kim says:

    I love you style. Your blog is the most realistic style blog I follow. Super on trend.
    I wish my sewing abilities were as strong and adventurous as yours.


  6. Anna Baun says:

    Love, love all three looks! The second has to be my favorite! Perfect casual vibes! XO


  7. How is it that you always look stunning in casual outfits (especially the 2nd)? I swear, if I tried to wear the same outfits, I’d look like a hot mess. Love these looks!

  8. Rachel says:

    Love these outfits, you look great (as usual)!! I have only tried to use patterns once and it was a serious mess! After that, I swore off store bought patterns ๐Ÿ™‚
    But I guess, I really should try again, especially because I stay away from making tight clothes with non stretch fabrics!! So I guess the question I should ask — are these patterns easy to alter (especially for a full bust)? I do not know how to do that so maybe that’s why I failed the last time I tried!!

  9. sage says:

    I love these!

  10. Mads | Its a Mads Mads World says:

    Love these looks, the sweatpants are cute !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

  11. Jessica says:

    So glad to learn about indiesew! Thanks! And awesome giveaway! I would love to try their patterns. you are SO very right about the mainstream patterns! Love your style, love your blog. I am a HUGE fan!

  12. I love the lounge pants! What a great look with the leather jacket!

  13. Christy DuBois says:

    I love all three looks. You are always so stylish even with jeans and a tee. I entered the giveaway and they have cute cute patterns.

  14. This is such an exciting giveaway! Thanks for having it, Merrick!

  15. Carrie Siegfried says:

    These are all super cute. I’m really loving the fabrics you used on the raglan shirt. Can you tell me what you used for these? That purple is awesome!

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