Stowe bag construction // This week in sewing blogs vol. 80 // Closet Core Patterns

Happy Sunday everyone. Yesterday my friend Michelle came over and we banged out a bunch of Stowe bags from Grainline Studio to store our various knitting projects in. Michelle doesn’t sew much so it turned into a mini sewing lesson, which is fine by me; I love spreading the word. Hope you had an equally productive weekend!


A flawless herringbone Joan dress from Scruffy Badger Time.

This pinstripe two piece from  Nikki is business in the front, business in the back, and party in between.

Loved this tone on tone black outfit from Mokosha.

Really into the colour of this Waver jacket by Jolies Bobines.

Amanda, please give me this perfect sweater. Please.

The dreamiest Sallie jumpsuit ever by lady love Jasika Nicole.

Feast your eyes on this self drafted print beauty from Lily Sage & Co.

Inari goodness; a metallic camo print from Noble & Daughter, and quilted jersey from Secondo Piano.


Some great advice from Jenny on plus size dress forms.

Find and keep track of blogs using these suggestions from While She Naps.

An inspiring interview with Jennifer Wiese on Seamwork Radio, truly one of my favourite people.


Did you know Janet Jackson released a new album last year? This song is so good I’m having full-on 90s flashbacks. But the good kind.


If you need a little meditative zone out time, this colouring book from Cotton & Steel is super charming.


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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