This Week in Sewing Blogs // VOL. 68

This week in sewing blogs vol. 68 // Wool and the Gang Cross Country Coat // Closet Core Patterns

Happy weekend makers! I am currently enjoying a little weekend getaway at my friend’s Vermont country house. She’s a big knitter so in preparation I went to pick up the last skein needed to finish my Brooklyn Tweed Bedford sweater and wouldn’t you know it, they were out. I ended up picking up some crazy jumbo wool to make the Wool and the Gang Cross Country Coat. I started it last night and am amazed at  how fast chunky wool on 15mm needles knits up. Here’s what y’all have been making.


These pants from Ms. Wabi Sabi are very cool.

More cool pants/culottes/jeans from Petit Main Sauvage.

In love with this belted sweater from We The Sewing. Ingrid also recently made a rad Sydney Jacket that made me want to start looking for double faced wool…

My heart melted when I saw all of the Barbie clothes Megan Nielson made as a little kid. I wish I had saved mine….

A wonderful plaid coat from Mainely Dad (aka The Japanese Pattern Challenge, but Mainely Dad is too good).

If I saw this sweater knit the last time I was at Mood I would have squealed like a little pig.

Have you seen the new Thread Theory Supply Shop launch? Great tailoring supplies and some beautiful books!

Carolyn hacked Nettie into a tie front cardigan. I have to try this!

Kelly’s silk Rigel bomber is a thing of beauty.

Really, really feeling Erika B’s 70’s babe realness in this outfit.


I shared some my photo editing process over on the Crafting a Rainbow blog for Gillian’s Better Pictures Project.

Eeek! I’m glad I switched over to Shopify. Some great reasons to not to use Squarespace as your store platform.

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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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