This Week in Sewing Blogs. vol 86 // Monochrome quilting cottons

Happy Sunday makers! I’m currently in Ottawa teaching a Ginger Jeans workshop to a great group of ladies at Fabrications, a lovely little jewel box of a shop. I was so inspired by their beautiful collection of quilting cottons that in between demos I bought a little stack of fat quarters to finally tackle the lap quilt I’ve been promising to make for the last eighteen million years. After browsing some of their quilting books, I was happy to find a pattern that will let me just free-form jazz it (a little more my speed), along with some tone on tone grey and black prints. I think it will be a  pretty chic little beast when all is said and done.

We’re also finally ready to launch Morgan, our new pattern! Stay tuned tomorrow morning for the official launch; we’ve got a couple of new products in addition to the pattern that I think you’ll be excited about.

Now, on to you!


Try not to squeal out loud when you see this spectacular embroidered dress on The Wallinna. My inner Ukrainian was absolutely tickled.

Can we all agree that Peter Lappin is the ULTIMATE SEWING BAD@SS?

This lace wedding dress on the Tessuti blog is extraordinary.

Annnnd another great make from Overflowing Stash. She’s not thrilled with her mega high waisted trousers but I think they’re stunning… and I love the break down of fit adjustments.

Did someone say mega high waisted? Oh, that was Tasha, who made the sexiest, pinup-iest Ginger Jeans I ever did see.

This linen jacket from Girls in the Garden is yummy.

A reminder from Ms. Wabi Sabi to make some shortie Turia Dungarees this summer…

Speaking of Tessuti, Jasika really nailed some of my favourite patterns by them.

It’s Fashion Revolution Week! I LOVED this post from Secondo Piano featuring some of my favourite sewing bloggers, explaining why they make their own clothes.


I will definitely be referring to this tutorial on seaming on a button band when I finally (*cough*cough*) finish my Snoqualmie Cardigan.


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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