softbox studio light

Hope you had a languorous, relaxing weekend. I decided it was time to set-up a photography studio in my apartment (it’s too cold to go outside for the next 6 months!) and scored these softbox lights for a song on Kijiji. Can’t wait to start playing around with them!


Reana is back from her North American walkabout and cranking out some magic. Lovey love love this blouse and pants combo, and the most beautiful Holly trousers er-ver.

I would love to be swaddled in this gorgeous patched jacket made from a recycled wool blanket by PoldaPop.

Not a huge sweatshirt girl but the stripes on this one by Cut Cut Sew are making me reconsider.

I love Gunne Sax dresses even if it’s not totally my style (blame it Joanna Newsom adulation?) Check out this folktastic Gunne Sax flashback from What Would Nancy Drew Wear.

A lovely polka dotted blouse from Girls in the Garden – I need more of this style in my life.

More pretty polka dotted blouse goodness from Poppy Kettle.

Quite taken by this autumnal ikat dress from Pretty Grievances.


Menfolk talking about their favourite jeans (Levi’s 501s seem to be the crowd favourite).


An animal video designed in a lab to make me cry – a disabled goat learns to walk for the first time.


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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