This weekend I’m up in Prince Edward County in Ontario for a friends wedding! Chances are when you read this I’ll be white wine hungover on a beach somewhere. Things could be worse. Here is what struck my fancy on sewing blogs this week:


Heather B, is an absolute picture of retro summer good times in this lemon print dress.

Loved these culottes over on the Tessuti blog.

I love the Georgia dress from By Hand London; here’s a sweet floral mini from Birds of a Feather.

Put a cat on it like Julie from Jolies Bobines.

A sexy black lace Watson Bra from Vivat Veritas.

Has anyone made the Xerea dress from Pauline Alice? I really like the seamlines. Here’s a version from The Wallinna.

Sonja made some really, really cute Carolyn pajamas.


Some great tips from Handmade by Carolyn on adding a lining to skirts.


Kathleen Fasanella from The Fashion Incubator has opened a sewing factory school! She wants to train designers to make their lines of clothing in the US. What an amazing mission.

If you’re a design or architecture nut you may want to put a towel over your keyboard before you click on this link because you will be drooling EVERYWHERE. Eero Saarinen is probably my favourite architect of all time, and these gorgeous shots of his TWA terminal are heart stopping.

I know I’m always talking about my love for 70’s fashion, but maybe I can draw a line here.


Some great thoughts on slow fashion from The Man Repeller.


This is my summer anthem.


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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