10 April 2020

Fabric Shopping for the Indigo Add-On Pack

Fabric shopping for the Indigo add-on pack
 
Have you been dreaming about all the possibilities the new Indigo add-on pattern pack gives you? We have been sketching out so many swoon-worthy dresses for parading around our living room or showing off on our weekly Zoom sessions with our sewing pals.

The new Indigo add-on pack gives you 48 ways you could make Indigo with the new and existing pattern pieces - that's a lot of opportunities to sew! You need to have a copy of the Indigo sewing pattern to use the pieces.

The Indigo add-on pack is available now for only £5.85 when you use the 10% off lockdown discount code DIGITAL10 at checkout, also valid on our other digital patterns and online workshops. Haven't got the Indigo pattern yet? Grab the Indigo and add-on pack digital bundle and get both for £15.75 with the discount code.   

*The 10% discount is not valid on digital sewing pattern bundles that already have a discount applied. If you are buying an online workshop and a sewing pattern you will need to shop these separately as they are on two different platforms but the code is the same for both. 

Fabric shopping for the Indigo add-on pack


If you've been scrolling around looking for the perfect fabrics to inspire your next smock, let us do the hard work for you. Here's a collection of fabrics that we think would make beautiful Indigo dresses.

We haven't stroked these fabrics IRL (only lusted over them on screen), so do grab a sample from the shop if you can to make sure it's the cloth of your dreams!

Fabric shopping for the Indigo add-on pack
Clockwise L-R: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

A big trend with sewists at the moment is animal print. We love the larger, abstract animal prints that would make a big statement with the new midi version of the Indigo pattern.

Fabric shopping for the Indigo add-on pack

Isn't the Indigo add-on tiered midi skirt version dreamy in this viscose twill? You could just recreate this look with this gorgeous fabric from Lamazi Fabrics and swish, swish, swish around (even if it is just to do the weekly shop!).

Fabric shopping for the Indigo add-on pack
Clockwise L-R: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11

Botanical prints are a good choice if you are not a big fan of more delicate, ditsy florals and prefer something a little bolder. There are loads of fabrics out there to pick from at the moment with large scale blooms that make a statement and would look great with the tiered midi Indigo version.

Fabric shopping for the Indigo add-on pack
Clockwise L-R: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9

 If you want to recreate "that Zara dress" from last summer, the Indigo add-on pattern pack has you covered! You could even recreate the complete look of the dress with these dotty fabrics. If you like the vibe of the Zara dress, but want something different, you could use one of these gorgeous modern prints.

Fabric shopping for the Indigo add-on pack
Clockwise L-R: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 



You might have guessed that team Buttons are partial to stripes and we think that the new Indigo pattern pieces allow stripes to be used in an inventive way. Why not make an Indigo dress with all the trimmings - the ruffle to the sleeve and tier to the midi skirt - and play with the direction of the stripes like this dress pictured?

This selection of dreamy fabrics would be perfect for making a striking, striped beauty.

Fabric shopping for the Indigo add-on pack
Clockwise L-R: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11

If you quite like simple solid colours for your dresses, you could use a plain fabric that has some texture to it to give your Indigo a little extra oomph. This selection would make a show-stopping special event garment.

Fabric shopping for the Indigo add-on pack
Clockwise L-R: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

Blue is such a great hue! A crisp chambray like number 4 is just the thing for a summer Indigo and the double-sided cottons (5) would be a nice detail if you were making the exposed frill version, as you'd have a little peek of the underside.

Clockwise L-R: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11

Sew an English garden-inspired Indigo for the summer with this cheerful selection. Imagine a dress in these fabrics for strolling through a pretty countryside garden, picnicking with cucumber sandwiches, or croquet in an Alice in Wonderland-style flamingo dress.

Hopefully, this post has inspired your Indigo add-on pattern make and will keep you busy for a while!

If you haven't got the Indigo pattern yet you can get the Indigo add-on pattern bundle that will give you both here. If you have already got your hands on the Indigo pattern (and have made one or two!), you can grab this add-on pattern pack to make your favourite style go even further!

Author: Louise Carmichael
Indigo sample fabric kindly gifted from Lamazi Fabrics