Recently, A Sewing Life did a lovely post about independent pattern companies and entitled the post, "Five Reasons The Big Four Should Be Very Nervous About Indie Pattern Designers." One of the five reasons that she lists is freebies. You know this is something that I have taken to heart with my Thrifty Thursdays posts. I think it is a fabulous way to learn about the sizing, how well the instructions are written, as well as the quality of the drafting, all with minimal risk. A number of the companies who are participating in Sewing Indie Month have free patterns. All the more reason to participate!!!
There's a great basic tee from
Skinny Bitch Curvy Chick, Tonic 1 and 2. There is a long sleeve as well as a short sleeve version. A great pattern for trying out a few sleeve designs, hint, hint!!!Waffle Patterns Newsboy Cap
Seamster Patterns Yellowtail Camisole You may remember that I made this pattern up for the very first Thrifty Thursday post. You can see my version here.Lolita Patterns Fushsia Skirt
By Hand London, Polly Top I have also made this top and you can see my version here.
Here's a little inspiration for the Polly Top. Just lengthen it and add piping. Simple, but I think this qualifies for pattern hacking :)
Maria of Denmark The pattern is free when you sign up for her newsletter.
Hope this inspires you to give a pattern a try and do a little hacking, or redesign of your own. There's really nothing to lose! Actually, there's a lot to gain as in all the prizes listed on my introductory post. Check out the prizes and then be sure to hack a pattern and then link it here.