Ginger Jeans pocket // Closet Core Patterns

Happy Sunday makers! I’m just on the tail end of a New England trip, enjoying the colours despite the massive amounts of rain. I stayed a few days in Boston with Jenny and got to spend some quality time with Norma, Jen and Carrie. I bought some delicious Wool People yarn at gather here and am now plotting my next sweater project, this breathtaking beauty. It’s been a much needed trip, and I’m feeling creatively recharged and rested. Next week I’ll be launching into a number of Kelly Anorak tutorial posts if you’ve been wanting a little guidance.

And here’s what you’ve been up to.


Smitten with this romantic floral maxi dress from Mokosha.

A glamorous Delphi dress from the Scruffy Badger.

Yet another pretty maxi, this one in tie dye from The Quirky Peach.

Morgan made some incredible variations on the Morgan pattern I named after her. Morgan Trousers!

I love Bell Bird’s recent makes; like a very stylish monastic uniform.

Melissa’s jazzercise costume (using the Nettie bodysuit) made me laugh and laugh.

Meg made one of my favourite Kelly Anoraks yet; check out this beautifully made red number.

Helen’s recent photoshoot (and new skirt) makes the heart swell.

I really like the small change Jasika made to her Almada kimono. Such a subtle update  but that pattern is forever transformed in my mind.


I am seriously tempted by the new Colette sewing planner; this would be a vast improvement over all my random lists.


The Fashion Institute of Technology is hosting an auction next week and the catalog is INCREDIBLE.

Why I love New York.

I loved this slideshow of Oxford University in the 70s.

This queen.


Karen tells it like it is in this wonderful post on why she makes her own clothes.

Pattern Vault never disappoints; a great rundown of Rachel Comey’s history designing patterns for Vogue.


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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