Another week, another wack of inspiration from around the web.


I’m loving all of the Oonapalooza projects cropping up. The Cashmerette’s psychedelic wrap dress is no exception.

Rachel’s birthday dress brought a huge smile to my face.

My dad used to drag me to baseball games under the misapprehension that if you give a kid enough hot dogs she’ll eventually grow to love the game. That never happened. I’ll always prefer books to those things where you put the round object in the hole. I think Erin’s dress is the closest I’ll ever come to saying “I love baseball (themed outfits)”.

Fickle Sense is slowly unveiling all her wedding photos. She’s one of the most creative makers out there – her bridesmaid’s dress is no exception.

More Oanapalooza goodness – Amy at Sew Well made a trio of beautiful Polly tops in ode to the queen of pattern mixing.

I’m in love with Devra’s liberty sundress.

Roisin combined two of my favourite things in the world – wax print and the BHL Anna dress. Be still, heart.


Cindy explained a new, more precise method for doing RTW rub-offs.

If you’re a vintage pattern-phile I highly suggest subscribing to Pattern Vault. Sarah is a meticulous researcher with a deep knowledge of fashion history. I loved this post on the history of jumpsuits in sewing patterns.


Anyone as obsessed with Joanna Newsom as I am (a staggeringly talented composer/songwriter/harpist/style icon) should check out the house she just bought with her husband, Andy Samberg (originally owned by Charlie Chaplin).  It’s bananacakes. Real estate porn at its finest.



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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