In September, there's going to be great event celebrating indie pattern designers. Called Sewing Indie Month (SIM), it's where a group of indie designers have come together for month of tutorials, interviews, sewing contests, and (best of all!) some great pattern deals.
(And we're taking part! Yay!)
To kick things off, there's a pattern bundle sale happening right now. Starting from the super low price of only $25, you can pick how much you pay and in return get anywhere from 5 - 10 patterns. It's a great way to build your pattern collection, try out designs from indie brands you haven't used before, and get a bit of a feel-good factor in as well, with 20% of the pattern bundle sales going to charity.
So, what's in this bundle?
- Pay $25 or more to get the Sutton Blouse (True Bias), Cressida Skirt (Jennifer Lauren Vintage), Sugar Plum Dress (Lolita Patterns), Mississippi Ave Dress & Top (Sew House Seven), and the Ultimate Trousers (Sew Over It).
- Pay $32 or more to get the Cookie Blouson (Waffle Patterns) and Bonnell Dress (Dixie DIY).
- Pay $38 or more to get the Melissa Dress Blouse & Skirt (Muse Patterns), the NEW Saltbox Top (Blueprints for Sewing), and the NEW Sorrel Dress & Top (Seamster Patterns).
20% of the 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.
Interested? Have a look at the pattern bundle for sale over here. (Better be quick though - at that price, it's only available until 12 August!)