We’；re approaching the end of our Indie Garment Pattern Company Tour， but don’；t worry –？SeamstressErin still has some awesome designers to share with us. This week we’；ll take a look at cutting-edge， fashion-forward pattern companies. If you’；re just joining uspersonalised gifts， check out the first three weeks by clicking below.
Click HERE for Week One： Wardrobe Basicsbed pillow covers
Click HERE for Week Two： Feminine Patterns
Click HERE for Week Three： Vintage-Inspired Patterns
Next week： Niche pattern designers.
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By Hand London is run by a trio of London women and each pattern is designed and named for one of the women or their friends. From the Charlotte Skirt to the Flora Dress， you’；ll find feminine elegant designs that have clear style.
Ralph Pink？offers categories like？Catwalk，？Couture， and？Corsets， so you know you’；re getting fashion forward patterns. They are a great source for the avant-garde but you can also find some great simple designs if you can look past the styling to the line drawings.
Named is run by a pair of Finnish sisters and features elegant Scandinavian clean-lined designs. They have pieces that run the range from on-trend to timeless， and unusual to everyday.
Papercut Patterns have a variety of designs available that can take you from your morning run to your office attire to your night out (or your night on the couch). Each collection has a unique aesthetic， leaving us sewists curious and excited about what comes next.
Other Fashion Forward companies you might want to browse：
The comfy soft feel of a t-shirt is perfect for a good bathrobe. I was inspired by the simplicity of the kimono for this project. This project can be done over a weekend and is a great way to reuse t-shirts.
Today I’m excited to announce that I’m releasing TWO new Polka Dot Chair PDF Sewing Patterns. I actually have 4 more patterns slated for release sometime this quarter?these are just the first two.
In the Classic Button Up Shirt Sew-Along Part 1, we’ve completed the shirt front, and in the Classic Button Up Shirt Sew-Along Part 2, we’ve completed the shirt back. Now it’s time to construct and set the sleeves by making the sleeve slit opening, sleeve slit facing, sleeve tucks, sew sleeve to armhole, topstitch, hem bottom edge, sew sleeve and side seams and make the buttonholes.