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Happy Sunday dudes. Hope you were either stuffed with chocolate by someone you love or celebrated the holiday with attitude while righteously shoving chocolate that you bought yourself in in your mouth because you are your own damn valentine.


This cream culotte jumpsuit by Erika B. Is just beyond.

Peep this hand-sewn a lace Archer shirt by A Challenging Sew. I KNOW.

An anything but basic grey ponte dress over on Amanda’s Adventures in Sewing.

Carolyns are starting to pop up! The namesake killed it. Also lurved these skulls shorts over on Lucky Lucille and Jamie’s flannel version.

A few folks have inquired about making non-stretch Ginger jeans. Here are some awesomely distressed ones made by A Colourful Canvas.


Nicole always writes so beautifully about what it means to be a human. Another touching post on Pudge & Nico.

If you sew for your kids you might find this post on The Finished Garment helpful when it comes to children’s sizing.


My friend Mark is responsible for the blog Sad Youtube. He searches the Youtube comments to find the secret histories and confessions people leave on music that touched their lives in some way. He just did a documentary on CBC radio; I defy you not to get choked up listening to the people he interviews.

I never thought I’d ever say this…. but I think I like Miley Cyrus? At least this one random folky b-side called Rooting for my Baby. It sounds like Fleetwood Mac for millennials. It’s so ear wormy and I can’t stop listening to it.


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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