Happy Sunday my friends! I hope your feet are warm wherever you are. It’s been unrelenting in Montreal this week and everyone I pass on the street radiates vitamin D deficiency and general winter rage. But but but the sun sets a little later every day and it can’t last forever. Let’s warm up with some pretty makes, shall we?


I’ve been working on my Cascade coat a little here and there this week; I LOVE coat making. Here’s a graphic black and white winter beauty by the ever awesome Mokosha.

A great sweat refashion over on Vivat Veritas.

When Carolyn posted a little peek of her crazy arrow welt pockets on Instagram I drooled. This skirt is bee-yoo-tee-ful.

Dixie finally worked out the fit issues on her cut-out dress and I am in love.

I really need some cozy cardies so I was happy to see these makes by Andrea over at Four Square Walls.

Floral print fallopian tubes have never looked better.


I got an email this week announcing a new online fabric shop. Style Maker Fabrics has some killer rayons.


Some more great tips from Did You Make That on better blog writing.

If you’re as obsessed with Joni Mitchell and Neil Young as I am, this oral history on Laurel Canyon will delight you.

If you struggle with vertical deficiency, you may be a petite! How to diagnose from Skinny Bitch Curvy Chick.

My morning ritual is pretty much tea+one hour blog reading, 5 days a week. Here are some tips on making your ritual work for you.


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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