It’s a New Era: Say Hello to Closet Core Patterns

Big news from us today, as we say goodbye to Closet Case Patterns and hello to Closet CORE Patterns. Core = the essential, enduring, innermost part. Closet Core = the beloved pieces you reach for day after day. Closet Core…

Ice Dyeing Magic: the Ariana Dress from Style Arc

You know how sometimes you hoard a special fabric for years and years and years while waiting for the right pattern and the right moment, and every time you see it in your stash cabinet you feel guilty, like the…

A Midi Fiore Skirt for Summer

Popping in with a quick summer project I’ve mean meaning to sew for a while now – a midi length Fiore skirt! Simple as can be and quick as a bunny to sew up, it’s definitely become one of my…

A Blanca Flight Suit in Tencel

Hey y’all. Amy here. Back when we were planning the photoshoot for the Blanca Flight Suit we were making a list of all the fabrics we could make samples out of. Denim and twill were the obvious choices but when…

How to Sew the Pietra Pants and Shorts Pockets

Hi y’all, Amy here. When we put together the Rome Collection we also created the Learn to Sew workshop for beginners to tackle the three patterns included. The Pietra Pants and Shorts pattern has a fun little bit of pocket…

Welcome to our New & Improved Website!

Hello everyone. Today I want to talk to you about our new and improved website! Things look a lot more different around here so I thought I’d take a moment to explain the changes we’ve made and how our new…


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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