Choosing the Best Dress Form for Sewing Clothes

If you’ve been sewing for any length of time, you may be asking yourself whether or not a dress form is something you should invest in. When I first started sewing, I quickly realized having a dress form made a…

How to Sew in Elastic Two Ways

Our latest pattern, the Faye swimsuit, uses rubber swim elastic at the waist and leg openings. We use two different methods for sewing in elastic: the clean finish and the turned finish. The clean finish at the waist (and neckline…

How to Sew Faye as a Reversible Swimsuit

Our new Faye Swimsuit is a real swimwear pattern workhorse, with three distinct views. But you know us, we couldn’t just stop there… why not also make it completely reversible?! Choose two different fabrics and get the most looks possible!…

Inspiration for Faye as a Reversible Swimsuit

There are so many things that make our latest Faye Swimsuit a one-stop pattern for swimwear. Not only are there three very different views, but you can also make it reversible! We have a Youtube tutorial forthcoming to show you…

Beginner Tips for Sewing Swimwear!

While we absolutely love sewing swimwear like our new pattern Faye (almost as much as we love not having to buy swimsuits in fluorescent lighting) a lot of people are hesitant to start. We thought we would pipe in with…

Meet the Faye Swimsuit Pattern!

We love swimwear over here at Closet Core and were LONG overdue for a new design on our roster, so we are over the moon to introduce you to the Faye Swimsuit pattern! Sporty and fun with clean, minimalist lines,…


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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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