This Week in Sewing Blogs // VOL. 69

What a heartbreaking, gut-wrenching weekend it’s been. The world mourns for Paris and Beirut, and I dearly hope that if you live in either of those cities you are okay. Friday night was filled with worry, as Guillaume was in Paris and I did not hear from him for a few hours, imagining the worst. Thankfully he was safe, but he was very close to one of the shootings without realizing it. My heart goes out to everyone affected by these tragedies. There are no words.

While it seems impossible to follow that up with some light sewing blog news, I shall do my very best.


Peter made metallic silver jeans. They are magic. That is all you need to know.

A gorgeous tweed dress from A Fashionable Stitch.

Jenny made a dope trench coat. I desperately need to make one after my favourite vintage number disappeared a few years back.

Chie made a very chic parka.

A hand dyed, cableknit sweater from Sew Pomona.

More great knits from Julia Bobbin.

Cassie Stephens finally unlocks the secret of what to make with that bold Ikea fabric.

A very pretty polka dot dress from Attack of the Seam Ripper.

I need to copy this cowl neck dress from Very Purple Person.

A show-stopping green skirt in one of my favourite colours from Beaute J’adore.

Two great Closet Core makes from Sallie (illustrator extraordinaire)  this week: a sweet Sallie romper, and aaaaamazing Ginger jeans.


Kelli finally released the Hudson Pants for men! I know what someone is getting for Christmas (thankfully he doesn’t read this blog).


A compelling argument from Maimu to shape your sleeves.


Thank you everyone for entering to win the Etsy gift card in my Handmade bags roundup! Congratulations Karla! You will be contacted shortly with your prize.

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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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