Natural Dyeing 101 – How to Use Natural Dyes!

We’ve covered some dyeing basics in the first post in this series, and now we are going to start digging a bit deeper into the finer points of natural dyeing, something that has grown increasingly popular in the last few…

Sewist Spotlight: Meet Pauline!

When we first were introduced to Pauline (@sewuthinkucan), she had hacked our Fiona Sundress into this super cool ruffled skirt and posted an amazing outfit with it featuring a gingham top and matching bomber jacket.  I just remember thinking, this…

Save 25% in our Annual Thanksgiver Sale!

We’re skipping the Black Friday madness this year and are throwing our biggest annual sale this weekend, which also happens to be Canadian Thanksgiving. Our Thanksgiver sale is a Closet Core tradition, and this time you can save 25% on…

How to Add Elastic Shirring to Just About Anything!

Hey all! Amy here. On Wednesday Heather debuted her Amy Jumpsuit that she hacked with a panel of shirring through the bodice. We thought we’d share a tutorial for this technique since it can be applied to many different garments,…


Hi! I'm Heather Lou, a pattern designer and sewing educator for the modern maker. At Closet Core Patterns, we transform your imagination into step-by-step implementation that helps you create a wardrobe you love - not one you're limited to buying off the rack.

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