The time has come, the time is now – it’s time for you all to vote on who you want to win Project Indie!
We’ve had three amazing entries for Project Indie – three up-and-coming designers who are keen to start their own indie pattern label, and have designed their first pattern for release. And one of them will win a great prize, helping them to launch their label!
The winner is chosen through a combination of community vote and scores from the five judges (the three Monthly Stitch editors (Kat, Mel and Juliet), Penny from Dresses & Me, and Kristiann from Victory Patterns). You’ve got until Saturday 16 August to vote, and we’ll be announcing the winner right here on The Monthly Stitch on Sunday 17 August. (Exciting!!)
So…. let’s have a look at the three entries!
Sandpoint Top from GrayDay
A loose-fitting, V-neck top featuring a deep cowl back secured with a band across the shoulders.
Designed by Helena from GrayDay (you can read more about Helena in our interview with her over here).
GrayDay is a pattern label for a modern woman who sews for herself because she wants to make a statement. She is interested in different shapes and unique designs that are still very wearable, even for a stay at home mom.
Other designs on the horizon are more chic, wearable knit tops in modern shapes and unique details. Future ideas include several jacket designs in mind that can be the perfect piece top off a modern look. Dresses are staple pieces, and ideas lean towards casual but sophisticated.
Senna Dress from Lindsay Woodward Patterns
Versatile, comfortable, and modern, the Senna Dress is a knit dress (or skirt and top) with a loose kimono-sleeve bodice and a ruched pencil skirt. The neckline comes with boat neck and scoop neck variations.
The kimono sleeve top with added waist band has a slightly cropped length and makes a great casual shirt.
The ruched pencil skirt can easily be dressed up or down for casual, work, or evening wear.
Designed by Lindsay from Lindsay Woodward Patterns (you can find out more about Lindsay in our interview with her over here).
Lindsay Woodward Patterns focuses on wearable, comfortable patterns that fit in easily with the customer’s current wardrobe. Most of the pieces will be separates (or have the option to be made as separates) and many of the pieces will be designed for knits. Think casual and modern with simple design lines.
Lou Lou Dress from English Girl At Home
The Lou Lou Dress is a short A-line dress with a twist.
The dress is fully lined with a decorative band across the hem of the lining which can be made in a different fabric – perfect for a small fragment of a precious fabric.
The dress is French seamed for neat insides and suitable for transparent or delicate
Version B features a small pleat on either side of the front neckline which creates additional fullness for a trapeze effect. It also features a collar. Try making the collar and decorative hem in a matching fabric for a professional looking finish. Both versions
feature a slightly dipped (modesty protecting) hem at the back.
Designed by Charlotte from English Girl At Home (you can find out more about Charlotte in our interview with her over here).
English Girl At Home plans to encompass the diversity of a wardrobe – with the unifying factors being clean lines, functionality, and a simple, modern style.
Right, now that you’ve had a good look at all three gorgeous designs, it’s time to cast your vote on which one you’d most like to see win Project Indie!
Since all three designers are just starting out with their indie pattern labels, we’d also like to give them some feedback – what potential customers (such as yourself!) think of their designs – what you like, what you don’t like, all that sort of good stuff. So there’s space in the voting form to tell us your thoughts as well.
Keen to cast your vote? Head over here!