This Week in Sewing Blogs // vol. 136

Happy Sunday makers! I’ve spent the weekend slowly going through my many closets, sorting everything into sell/donate/keep piles in preparation for my upcoming move. I’m only keeping a fraction of most of my stuff; I’m ready for a fresh start and am planning on haunting barn and estate sales this summer. I’m also kicking myself for a huge sewing boner this weekend. I wore my fresh off the machine Rachel Comey tencel dress out on Friday and the zipper broke. I had to cut myself out of it when I was a little tipsy and cut a big hole near the waistband. Hoping I can fix it when I’m not so mad at myself.

Here’s what you’ve been up to.


The response to our new pattern the Kalle Shirtdress has been incredible. I am totally in love with this green Kalle shirtdress from Marta at Fancy Tiger Crafts (pictured above). I’m also bowled over by Carolyn’s gingham version. I love how special it feels with the bias cuffs and placket.

The only word I really have for Peneloping’s reversible dress is WOW.

Try not to swoon over the up-cycled kimono dresses Vivat Veritas has been making.

Sonja’s been on a roll; this Sprout printed duffel is so cute, and I want to steal this sweater.

A very fun lemon printed cardigan from Lladybird.

Helen made the coziest vest ever from the Grainline Cascade pattern.

Love Katie’s wrap dress hack.

A fun cocktail dress from Amanda.


LOVED this interview with Jenny Slate on Garance Dore’s podcast. I had no idea she was so wise ands articulate.


I’ve always liked Nicole Richie and am excited about her new show with Tina Fey. A good interview with Rashida Jones.

I was sad to hear that Jenna Lyons is leaving J. Crew. Her aesthetic has inspired me over the years.

Prince’s house is both exactly and nothing like what you thought, simultaneously.

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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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