Southern Mom Loves: IndieStitch March 2023 Unboxing + a Discount Code & April Pattern Spoiler!

IndieStitch March 2023 Unboxing + a Discount Code & April Pattern Spoiler!

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

I received a complimentary box from IndieStitch in order to facilitate an unboxing post. All opinions are my own. This post may contain some affiliate links. 

Hello! I'm back with the IndieStitch Box for March 2023! IndieStitch is a monthly box for sewing enthusiasts that provides you with everything you need to complete the month's (beginner to intermediate) apparel project, plus a few fun extras. Since all of the planning and shopping is done for you, it's a great way to be able to get down to the fun part. I've also got a spoiler for the April project and a fantastic 50% off discount code for you! Let's unbox it!

Setting you up with everything you need, month after month, to sew your own clothes.

"Hi, I’m Amber! I created Indie Stitch so that you can make your own clothes even if your days are long and your hands are busy...Sewing your own clothes, choosing to create something with your hands, and the happiness that comes from wearing your new outfit feels incredible. It’s an accomplishment worth celebrating.

When I worked for boutique shops sewing clothes and bags, I realized something: it was easy and straightforward for me to finish those projects because all of the materials were sent to me. The thread matched, I had the right type and amount of fabric, and the patterns were printed and ready to go. All I needed to do was sit and sew."

That’s what makes IndieStitch so special. When you open up your box, you’ll have exactly what you need to get back to sewing for you.

Subscription Options

As you can see above, there are 12-month, 6-month, and 1-month plans and the cost goes down with the longer commitments. The "First Box" price shown above for the 12-month and 6-month plans includes a 30% discount, but I've got an even better discount code for you! 

How Does It Work?

When you sign up for IndieStitch, you'll provide your size range for the printed pattern that comes in your box every month. 

Once subscribed, you'll receive an email around the end of the month (28th - End of Month) to choose the fabric you want to use for the next month's pattern. The boxes ship out around the 4th of each month. You can choose to sew on your own using the video tutorials provided or join the Sew Along that happens in the IndieStitch Facebook group on the Monday around the 14th.

Your membership will renew for the next month from the 13th - 15th.

The next month's pattern is revealed on the Second Week of the Month on all social media channels (or here on my blog 😉) You can see some of their Past Boxes here.

March Pattern

The pattern we're going to be making this month is the Sawyer Lounge Dress by Petite Stitchery"Ultra comfy and made for lounging, the Sawyer will be a staple for easy mornings and cozy nights. Slouchy and oversized, with fun exposed seams will keep you stylish while relaxed!

Options and Details-
    -Mini or Midi length
    -High or Modest slits
    -Modest, V-neck, and Plunge Back necklines
    -Folded or Simple sleeve
    -Back ties or stationary back band
    -Exposed Seams"

I want to make so many of these, they're perfect for spring and summer lounge-around-the-house time! I love the knee length, high slits, and plunging back options (with 2 pockets, of course!) 

March Fabric Choice

The fabric choices for this month are:
    1. Kelly Green Rib Knit - 87% Polyester 13% Spandex
    2. Black Brushed Poly - 96% Polyester 4% Spandex
    3. Chocolate & Black Floral - 97% Rayon 3% Spandex
    4. Burgundy & Ivory Stripe - 94% Rayon 6% Spandex
    5. Rose & Ivory Floral - 96% Polyester 4% Spandex

This was such a hard choice; My first choice was the ivory and rose floral but the other floral and the solid green were calling my name, too!

If you'd like to see some of their past boxes, check out all of my IndieStitch unboxings here.

Your box comes with a card right on top that includes all of the pertinent information for the month including a code that you can use to download a digital version of the pattern. It gives you the current Sew Along dates and a QR code that takes you right to the video tutorial and resources for the month.

First out is our fabric. For this pattern, I received 2.75 yards of the Ivory Rose Floral. They will send you enough fabric to make the largest version of the pattern in your size range. It also gives us care instructions for pre-washing our fabric; Love that detail.

This fabric is a brushed poly so it's super soft. I try not to use polyester because it doesn't breathe and can cause stinky pits but since this is such a loose garment, the poly will work fine. Remember to pre-wash your fabric!

Next out is a spool of matching Gütermann thread. Not only is the color matched, but we're given the best type of thread for the project. We are also given 2 of the correct machine needles for our fabric type and weight; In this case, ball point needles for knit fabric.

Next out is our paper pattern, the Sawyer Lounge Dress by Petite Stitchery. It will come with all of the pattern pieces in your chosen size range. You can cut it out or trace it off if you like to conserve your patterns.

Next out is our first "extra", a wax chalk pencil in either blue or white (depending on whether you chose a dark or light fabric.) I've never seen one like this and I'm in love. It twists up so there is no messy sharpening and it twists down when stored away. Your marks will stay put until you wash the garment! 

Next is our 2nd extra, a pack of 14 Sewing Clips! I've seen people using these but I have so many straight pins in various sizes I couldn't justify getting them. Now I get to try them without spending anything first (and maybe ending up with 100 of a sewing notion I don't like using. Tale as old as time!)

Last out is our 3rd extra, a pack of yummy Trail Mix! I love how she includes little extra treats and this one will be nice to snack on while I sew up my new lounge dress. ❤

So that was what is inside the IndieStitch March 2023 box. It's still available for purchase if you want to get in on making this awesome lounge dress. 

It seems like all of the projects offered in the boxes are for a "confident beginner" so even if you're fairly new to sewing, you can do it. On top of that, the owner of IndieStitch does a step-by-step Sew Along for each pattern, so even if you're a beginning beginner, it is 100% doable. 

Plus, you'll learn so much just from watching and following along and if you have a question, you can always ask away in the Facebook group. It's a nice little community!

I was hoping to have time to do the project last month and show you the finished Valetta peasant top but a family emergency has so far kept me from even starting it. I'm still excited about sewing and wearing it, and now the lounge dress, that I'm not giving up! I'll show you both once I get them finished. Follow me on Instagram (you can find IndieStitch here) and click the little bell icon to get notified when I upload a new post or reel.

I absolutely love that they include everything you might need to just get down to sewing, including the correct fabric type, thread, and needles for your machine. We also get a cool, indie pattern. This box is a treasure for home sewists!


So far we know that April's pattern will be the Button A-Line Skirt by Ellie & Mac

"The Adult Button A-line Skirt Pattern is love at first sight! The button front can be fully functional and buttoned or snapped up. Or, it can be a faux placket with a few working buttons/snaps at the top. The skirt fronts include darts, and the back features a curved yoke. The back of the waistband uses elastic to ensure current and future fit. And the a-line skirt design is flattering and cute! 

It features three length options so you can create the look you want:
    - Mid-thigh
    - Above Knee
    - Below Knee

Hem options include:
    - Regular Straight Hemline
    - Scalloped Hemline

Whichever pattern options you choose, you're sure to hear compliments when you wear your new skirt! This pattern is sure to be a favorite. Definitely a must-have!"

If you'd like to subscribe to IndieStitch Monthly Sewing Kits, you can get 30% off your first box on the 6- or 12-month plans, but the absolutely lovely owner offered something even better for my readers!

You can get 50% Off your first box on the 6- or 12-month plans with code SOUTHERNMOM50 here.

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What did you think of IndieStitch? Do you like the pattern for this month? What other kinds of garments would you like to see come in the box? I love to read your comments!

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