This Week in Sewing Blogs // VOL. 64

This week in sewing blogs vol. 64 // Closet Core Patterns

Hi! I’m Hanne and today I’m hijacking this place from Heather, who’s vacationing like a true #girlboss as we speak. I usually collect links & amazing creations from around the internet for my own weekly round-up but when Heather asked, I couldn’t say no. Since I’m a sewist from Belgium, I decided it would be cool to inject some Belgian/Dutch handmade fashion into this round-up! Maybe you’ll discover a new-to-you blogger! Let’s get started!


Anneke always mixes patterns and fabrics with a unique touch. She’s an illustrator and works her illustration work into her outfits. This dress makes me want to become a magpie myself and steal it from here.

Rachel made herself a really pretty bikini from a pattern named Zooey by OhhhLulu! Pictures are universal, review is in Dutch.

It obviously was summer last months in Belgium. Here’s another fabulous bathing suit by Lieke from A Bouquet of Buttons. She made a swimsuit in bright yellow polkadot fabric! Pictures & review in English!

Stéphanie is the type of sewists that is super organised. She always plans out her wardrobe and then goes on and sews even more than she had planned for! Here’s an overview of her fall wardrobe. She plans on looking fabulous and being pregnant at the same time!

Joost is a dude sewing in a girl’s sewing world and he’s making it work! I love talking machines with him. Apart from being super kind and helpful he also has a great website focusing on men’s sewing patterns made to measurements. Amazing piece of work!

Lauriana makes the most beautiful vintage inspired pieces. This dress based off a thirties pattern is gorgeous.


I’m a teacher and a small business owner: I make clothes and costumes for theater. I love the Being Boss podcast for giving me answers to all the questions!


Alexandra Franzen is one of my favorite authors/bloggers. This post is a huge help if you are the person that always starts things and never finishes them. 7 beautiful, meaningful writing projects that you can finish in a single day. Because finishing is sexy.

Looking to become a true international sewist and up your fabric knowledge game at the same time? As Gillian mentioned here before, I wrote a book called Sewing Translations. You’ll get to have all the fabric & fibers knowledge + learn how to ask for silk and muslin in French, English and Dutch.

Abby Glassenberg of While She Naps is a true detective in the modern sewing world. Her posts get a lot of feedback and her post on Craftsy starting to sell fabric is no different. The Craftsy CEO even responded with an open letter.


The Givenchy S/S16 show took my breath away. So beautiful and inspirational. You can watch it on their website.

(Source for featured photo here.)


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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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