Two Spring Staples with Indiesew

Hi there! I’m here to wrap up the first quarter of Indiesew Blogger posts with two lovely staple pieces to welcome spring. This is my first post for Indiesew and I’m so excited to be on the 2019 Blogger Team! Have you met the rest of the team? Check them out and their Indiesew posts HERE. Now let’s begin!

First up is this Meridian Dress by Papercut Patterns made from a gorgeous red floral rayon crepe (now sold on out on Indiesew, but they have some equally gorgeous rayons in their shop still!). This dress is EVERYTHING. Simple pattern, flattering design, and the PERFECT length even being the shorter view. I gave mine short sleeves so it could be versatile for the upcoming spring/summer weather and be easily layered with a cardigan. The front ties make it fitted but comfortable at the same time, giving flattering wear and a unique design. All of these factors make this dress the perfect staple piece.

But let’s talk about this stunner fabric: great flow, great drape, and easy to work with all at the same time. Not to mention AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL in design. Despite the drape, the fabric was sturdy enough to work with and NOT FRAY throughout all of the manipulation done in the construction of the dress. Gotta love a good quality rayon amiright? I also love that I don’t have to wear a slip underneath because of the opacity. A plus when making unlined dresses.

I didn’t want to do ANYTHING to disrupt the flow of this fabric so instead of using black thread around the facing I used transparent thread (you can KIND OF see it on the back panel, cool huh?). I definitely recommend using transparent thread for top-stitching if you want an undisturbed neckline, otherwise a matching thread works fine of course

Next up is a super simple spring staple, but I really wanted to try something by Sew Liberated so I snagged the Matcha Top pattern from Indiesew found HERE. I completely underestimated this top and it’s a great staple blouse for any closet. I used some viscose twill from Blackbird Fabrics and the drape made the top SO easy, flowy and breezy.

The top was super easy to make and there weren’t that many steps to the overall construction. I paired the top with some wine colored wide legged corduroys from Forever 21. It’s very versatile for wearing tucked in or out which I also appreciate.

When it came to the collar I made sure to make use of Indiesew’s tutorial HERE on making the gathering stitches and attaching the collar.

Can’t wait to share more of what’s to come with Indiesew! Make sure to check out their awesome selection of fabrics and patterns!

Happy Spring and Happy Sewing!


These projects were made in collaboration with Indiesew. The fabric for the Meridian Dress and the Matcha Top pattern were provided by Indiesew but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

14 thoughts on “Two Spring Staples with Indiesew

  1. You did such a fabulous job on both pieces Alexis! These are definitely staples that take the simple shift dress and simple flowy top up a notch. Excellent fabric choices and great write up and styling of these pieces. You go girl!!

    Christine (@Createandpray)

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  2. Wow the dress looks fantastic on you! I had not even considered this pattern as I thought it didn’t look “me” but now I must have it.

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    1. I feel like it’s so versatile and has so many options for views it can fit anybody! Definitely give it a try! So glad you like it 🙂


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