Heather Makes the Pauline Dress in Lots O’ Linen

Hey y’all! It’s finally my chance to share a couple me-made versions of our latest pattern, the Pauline Dress. I always make our patterns at least twice during development; one during the testing phase, and then again once we’ve worked…

Tips for Sewing Gathers

Today we have a guest writer to the blog! Abby (@toiledunord) is a sewist we’ve known for quite a while. When we put the call out for blog post contributors I noticed her name right away as she’s always showing…

Sewist Spotlight: Meet Jo!

When I first came across Jo (@fivespicepower) on IG my first thought was, this person is FUN! The colourful style, the semi- serious serving of lewks both high fashion and high camp is all my favourite stuff about Insta. But…

Common Fitting Adjustments for the Pauline Dress

Hey all! Celine here with some advice on getting the best fit possible for our latest pattern! Pauline is a quite fitted design with a square neckline, a high/low waistline hitting at the natural waist in the front to lower…

The Pauline Dress Tester Round-Up

Our latest pattern addition, The Pauline Dress, is a super pretty and versatile dress that changes dramatically depending on the view. In View A you get simple sleeveless sheath dress with a fitted bodice, pretty back detail and pencil skirt…

Styling Inspo for the Pauline Dress!

When we first started working on the Pauline dress we knew that this would be the first pattern we were releasing in conjunction with our new sister brand, Core Fabrics. We were like kids in a candy store imagining all…


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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