This Week in Sewing Blogs // VOL. 94

Vintage Caftan pattern - Simplicity 5315 // Closet Core Patterns

After the craziness of the last few months getting ready to launch the new pattern, I’ve been trying to take it a little easy lately. I immediately wanted to start up 15 new projects this week but forced myself to chill the hell out instead. I finished each night at 5pm for a change, and have spent most evenings devoted to sewing the capsule summer wardrobe of my dreams. I have a few weeks of vacation planned this summer and am trying to be very thoughtful and smart about what I want to wear. It feels very luxurious to give myself the time and space to sew for myself again and I’ve realized how important it is for me to reconnect with my love of sewing whenever possible… Basically the Summer SewJo is on fire!

Here’s what you’ve been up to.


Some spectacular Sophie swimsuits in the blogosphere this week! Lady Sewsalot kills it with props, Sue is an absolute master of colour and print, and Sallie sets the beach on fire with her baberoni bikini.

An absolutely flawless and backless LBD from Tea Okereke.

Some pretty lingerie from Casa Crafty, and a free bra and panty pattern from Madalynne!

How FANTASTIC is this Liberty print Anna dress from Jasika Nicole?!

Ready-to-wear to real life pants sewing wizardry from Sew Tawdry!

I loved seeing what Peter’s been working on in draping class.

This shirt dress on the McCalls blog is bee-yoo-tee-ful. Love the piping on the waist tie!

Erica’s blue and white print maxi dress is a thing of magic.


Great jeans sewing tips from Fehr Trade!

A helpful round up of swimsuit sewing tips and tricks on the Curvy Sewing Collective Blog.


Amy Schumer and Anna Wintour trade lives and Anna KILLS at the comedy club.



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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