This Week in Sewing Blogs // VOL. 100

Salt Spring Sunset // This Week in Sewing Blogs // Closet Core FIles

I just realized I’ve written ONE HUNDRED of these weekly posts! Feels like I should mark or celebrate it somehow but I’m in Salt Spring Island, British Columbia and am way too relaxed and sun stroked to use my brain in a productive way. I’m taking a working holiday with Harry to visit friends, and have been loving Instagram stories to share videos of the magical house I’m staying at (gardens for miles!)


All the hearts for eyes emojis – this gorgeous blue and white Sophie swimsuit from Le fil a coudre d’Anna

Totally charmed by this gorgeous summer sundress from Diary of a Chain Stitcher.

Mary made a “modern muumuu” and I love it.

A cute self drafted top from Peneloping.

Visible darts! A great tutorial from Heather.

A sweet cat print Alder dress from Dixie DIY.

I think this Kielo dress from Very Purple Person is my very favourite version of this pattern. Fab-u-lous.

How rad is this metallic sports bra from Megan Nielsen?

I WANT THIS BACKPACK! Really need to up my travel game a la Lladybird.

Super impressed with this pretty embroidered refashion from Charity Shop Chic.


Everything you ever wanted to know about designer swimsuit patterns.

Really enjoyed this article on the homogenization of interior design; I think it’s only gotten worse since I left my old career.


Hasbeen clogs are 50% off!


Have you seen Stranger Things on Netflix yet? It’s the best TV I’ve seen in a long time, and a large part of its greatness is the incomparable Winona Ryder.



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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