What a wild week! We were thrilled by your enthusiastic response to the now-sold out denim kits. We will be getting all of our supplies in stock and getting those out to you within the next month or so. I also nearly killed myself writing a business plan (consecutive 16 hour work days =  not a good look) for a loan deadline on Friday but it was a great exercise and I’m really happy I have some sort of light to guide me through the next few years.

A reminder about the Carolyn Pajama Party… The deadline is Monday, March 9, so don’t be shy with your #carolynpajamas hashtags, or emailing me with your blogs posts since there are hundreds of dollars in gift certificates waiting for you.

I also finally had a chance to catch up on my blog reading; this is what resonated this week.


A chic outfit from Tangible Artiste (who incidentally has the best hair, ever).

Loved Carolyn’s pleather and wool tunic over on Diary of  Sewing Fanatic.

I was so excited to see this crazy scuba dress on Ada Spragg after obsessing about it on Instagram a few months ago.

Sew Dixie Lou, all knocked up and glowy in a camel coccoon coat.

Some staggeringly beautiful minimalist quilts from QuiltCon, on Tales of a Stitcher.

Best Bruyere yet, over on Fruits Flowers & Clouds. The little button band detail is so clever.

Seeing Carolyn pajamas popping up is making me soooo happy. Especially since it’s all I wore this week. These organza and voile floral beauties from Lily Sage and Co. are just ridiculously beautiful. And I love the vibrant print and piping over on Where Heather Grows.


I freaking love caftans. I have a whole pinterest board dedicated to them. So I was STOKED to see this history of the Caftan pattern over on Pattern Vault.

I was pretty meh about all the Oscar dresses this year. I miss Cher and Bjork swans and red carpet guts. So I’ll settle for this  info-graphic of all of the Oscar dresses.


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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