Happy (end of) Sunday makers! This weekend I laid fairly low, preparing for a big announcement tomorrow (although if you’re on our email list you may have already got the notification). I did manage to squeeze in some quality crafty time with my friend Michelle. She came over to the studio yesterday and we drank tea and gossiped while I cut out three more personal versions of our new pattern coming out next week. I am pretty excited about it; it’s a simple, quick design (for once, haha) and I am kind of obsessed with having them in lots of fabrics and colours since they are the easiest thing in the world to wear. Here’s what everyone else was up to.


This nautical inspired outfit from Sew Pomona is excellent. Love that skirt!

Charlie is soooo stylish. I really love her new coat; a statement piece like that will get you through a long winter.

I remain in awe of Sallie’s historical Victorian costume. I love reading all about the details, knowing I’ll probably never undertake such a project myself.

I’m totally won over  by crushed velvet. I know it’s almost painfully nostalgic for the 90s, but its just so pretty. This dress from Attack of the Seam Ripper is proof positive.

Karen’s striped pullover is the thing knit dreams are made of.

I love this embroidered Alice top; I really need to give this pattern another chance this summer.

The Queen of Knit Dresses strikes again! Gillian’s metallic Washington is divine.

Sunni’s fabric organization is aspirational.

These AWESOME bleached Morgans Jeans from Anna Zoe are reminding me I need to revisit my shelved faded denim tutorial.


The Curvy Sewing Collective is having its annual vote for the Best Curvy Patterns of the year. We have a few ladies on that list if you’d like to cast a vote.


One of my biggest pet peeves lately is all the hyperbolic business to business marketing happening these days, so I was very happy to read this thoughtful post from Abby Glassenberg on the benefits of slow, steady growth.

Beyonce interviewed Solange and I love them both even more, if that is humanly possible.

This open and transparent post from Elizabeth Suzann on the pricing model of their (beautiful and ethically produced) clothing is a MUST READ.


I walked away from this While She Naps interview with Mimi G with incredible admiration; that woman is an unstoppable force of nature!


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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