This Week in Sewing Blogs // VOL. 96

This Week in Sewing Blogs // Closet Core Patterns

Happy Sunday everyone! I am currently on vacation in Europe for a ten day jaunt. We’re visiting Guillaume’s family in the south of France and then spending a few days in Barcelona where I’m 200% positive we will eat and drink a hole right through it like the gluttonous beasts we are. It’s been an incredibly busy year and I’m so grateful to have a little time off, and wonderful in laws who live in beautiful places who can put me up/put up with me. Also very stoked to wear the little capsule wardrobe I’ve been planning all year. Mostly everything is handmade and in shades of white or blue – I’m just hoping I packed enough linen.  Alexis is in the studio while I’m gone so we are still shipping orders and responding to customer service emails just in case you need something while I’m away.

In the meantime, here is some pretty handmade eye candy.


I keep meaning to draft the perfect slip dress; very inspired by this beautiful one from Miss Maddy Sews.

Can’t deal with how beautiful this jumpsuit is over on That Black Chic.

Really wish I had the skill/patience to watercolour beautiful little illustrations of my travel wardrobe like Sanae Ishida.

This vintage Christian Dior coat from the Clever Tinker is divine.

A breezy red rayon dress from Dixie DIY.

Intrigued by this twisted blush pink top from Handmade by Carolyn; I wanted more pictures!

I think Lady Sewsalot should only wear emerald green from now on; so beautiful in her gown!

If you’re going to go for a novelty print, you might as well go big or go home with champagne like By Gum By Golly.

I only want to get married so I can make as beautiful a dress as This Blog is Not for You; those sequins!!!!

Loving this blue vintage dress form Nicole Needles.


Great tips from House of Pinheiro for sewing leather.


Core Fabrics


Closet Core Patterns

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.

Access Library

Access our members-only resource library filled with free patterns and downloadable resources!

Become a Member

Get Sew Inspired

Featured Patterns

Featured Classes