It’s outerwear week in the sewing blogosphere! Check out all this jackety goodness.


Cascade coats galore! Loved Suzy Bee’s graphic version and By Gum By Golly’s tweed number.

A very cool cocoon coat over on Made by Meg.

A riot of colour in this Bimble & Pimble kimono jacket.

Sallie’s tricked out and nautical Minoru is calling to me.

These jacket progress posts from The Japanese Pattern Challenge aka Mainely Dad are like little eyeball presents.


I find this “exploding zero” tshirt on the Alabama Chanin blog incredibly appealing.


If you don’t love Tim Gunn even more after reading this interview on Cassie Stephens’ blog I really don’t know what to tell you.

While She Naps posted a link to this animation that explains how a sewing machine actually sews a stitch and I finally wrapped my brain around it. Only took 5 years.

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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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