This week in Sewing blogs // vol. 90 // Closet Core Patterns

Happy Sunday makers! It’s been unseasonably hot in Montreal this week so we’re getting a little summer preview. I’ve pulled out all my linen and just want to swaddle myself in it; as a result I am revisiting my abandoned shirt dress pattern from last year to make a wearable white linen shift for those days when it’s so humid your hair stands on end and your dog lies belly down on the floor and won’t move for hours.

Here’s what you’ve been up to.


Some very pretty lingerie from Casa Turtle this week.

Beautiful projects on the Mood Sewing Network this week! I am in love with Sallie and Oona’s dresses.

A supremely lovely maxi skirt from Lindsay Woodward.

It’s jumpsuit season! Love this one from Sew Dixie Lou.

I’ve seen a few great Bowline sweaters lately; especially fond of this yellow version from Ginger Makes. Speaking of Ginger…. did you hear Sonja’s interview on Thread Cult? Such an interesting listen! Sonja is so smart and her fabric store is awesome.

Such a perfect summer outfit from Tea Okereke.

Flawlessly fitting Morgan jeans from Secondo Piano.


How to get your body ready for caftan season.

Some ladies are working on a new sewing app and need help filling out a survey; if you’d like help, go fill out the Mo Stash survey so they can build the best app possible.


Loved this post from Grainline Studio on the importance of practice when sewing! I often think exactly the same thing when I’m asked for advice about getting better at this craft.


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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