Sew Frosting: My Velvet Amy Jumpsuit

The deadline for our Sew Frosting Challenge is around the corner (Friday to be exact) and I am coming in

Save 20-30% in our Annual Thanksgiver Sale!

It’s that time of year again… our annual Thanksgiver sale is here! This year has been one of HUGE exciting,

Charlie Caftan hack: A Corduroy Shift Dress

I was scrolling through Instagram a while back when a Madewell dress popped out at me; it was a simple

The Story Behind our New Sewist and Maker Necklaces

Do you ever get struck by an idea so intensely that you have to see it through no matter what?

Our Pressing Station & the Best Iron for Serious Sewing

We recieve A LOT of questions about our ironing/pressing set-up. I get it… it took me YEARS to figure out

Easy Pattern Hacking: My Tapered Leg Jenny Overalls

Sometimes it’s the simple things. I made these full-length overalls last spring (using our Jenny Overalls pattern and hip button tutorial),

Have a Very Disco Halloween

If you’ve been reading this blog for long, you know Halloween is basically my favourite thing about being alive. Nothing

Hacking a Notched Collar Shirt from our Carolyn PJs

We’re always brainstorming ways to hack and modify our patterns, and a lot of the time inspiration comes from ready-to-wear.

My Sew Frosting Plans

YOU GUYS! I am already so blown away by all the Sew Frosting enthusiasm I’m seeing on Instagram (seriously the hashtag

Let’s Sew Some Frosting!

Many moons ago, back in the early halcyon days of sewing blogs (2012*cough*cough), Tasia (former owner of Sewaholic Patterns) coined the

Cone Mills Denim Kits Back in Stock

Last winter, the Cone Mills closed its iconic White Oak plant in North Carolina. We offered our trademark kits for

My Amy Jumpsuit in Striped Linen

I think lightweight linen time is officially over for me… I woke up yesterday to a 4 degree morning (that’s 39F

Insano Printo: My First Amy Jumpsuit in Rayon Challis

At this point my stash is totally out of control. I am pretty helpless in the face of an interesting

Amy Jumpsuit: Tester Round-up

We’ve heard over the years how much you like seeing new patterns on a broad range of figures so we’re

Introducing the Amy Jumpsuit!

Sometimes you just gotta drop everything you’re doing and focus on that one idea you can’t stop thinking about. Such

Miss Fancy Pants: Jenny Shorts in Marimmeko Linen

Summer is nearing the end (I mean, I know technically it goes till mid-September but the minute Labour Day approaches

We Are Hiring!

Our small but mighty team is growing! We are looking for a new Customer Service and Shipping Coordinator to come

The Ultimate List of Ethical Shoe Companies

I’m a full-blown, insatiable shoe addict. As someone who thinks about comfort as much as I think about style, finding those

Double gauzey: A Nani Iro Myosotis Dress

Most of my sewing this year has been from our own patterns, but one release did catch my eye in

Ikat Goodness: My Latest Kalle

I was editing some photos last week and realized I had imported the pics of this make and then totally forgot

My Green Linen Fiona Sundress

I think I’ve officially become a linen monster. I sleep in linen sheets, I spend hours obsessing over linen colours

My First Fiona Sundress (in Stonewashed Denim!)

Boy oh boy do I have some projects backed up! Sometimes I feel like I can never find time to

Fitting Princess Seams // Free Fitting Ebook

Fitting! For many of you it’s the scariest aspect of sewing your own clothes, and as always we want to make

Fiona Sundress // Styling & Inspiration

Montreal is the midst of an insane heat wave (I have no air conditioning at home or the studio and

Introducing the Fiona Sundress

Whoop whoop! I love a launch day, especially when it’s for something we’ve worked as hard on as we have

My Summer Sewing Plans

I am a planner by nature. Maybe it’s the result of having a somewhat tumultous childhood, but as an adult,

My Sapporo Coat

My sewing practice has been all over the place lately. I have a tendency to make really ambitious plans that

Button Front Jenny Overalls // Free Pattern Bonus & Tutorial

I’m so tickled by everyone’s enthusiasm for our button-front Jenny Overalls hack. The pair I made is one of my most

My Jenny Overalls with Center Front Buttons

Whenever I design a new pattern it’s always an effort on my end to whittle down the ideas. My brain

Adding Hip Buttons to the Jenny Overalls & Trousers

This week I shared Jenny Overalls with a hip button closure, and in today’s post I’m going to show you

My Jenny Overalls with Side Buttons

Hola! Last week I got back from a teaching trip to London (and a side trip to Stockholm which was

Pants Fitting Tips & Tricks for the Jenny Overalls & Trousers

I hope you aren’t feeling too stressed about fitting our new Jenny Overalls & Trousers. Since the cut is so

Styling & Outfit Inspiration for Jenny Overalls & Trousers

Thank you kindly for the enthusiastic response to our latest pattern, the Jenny Overalls & Trousers pattern!  I’m excited about this

Introducing our latest pattern: Meet the Jenny Overalls & Trousers

I know I have a yen for hyperbole, an over-abundance of enthusiasm and a tendency to love all of my children

I’m Going to Stockholm and Want Your Tips!

Hey y’all! I’m headed to London for just over a week to teach some jean making workshops and decided to

Achieving Max-Org: How We Stay Organized in Our Sewing Studio

This week I shared a complete tour of our new studio, and today I want to talk about how everything is

Our New Studio Space: Closet Case HQ

This post has been a looooong time coming! I’ve wanted to share our new studio space with you for a

A Dreamy Portside Travel Bag Set in Pendleton Wool

I’m not sure exactly when I realized my weekend travel bag situation was completely untenable, but it slowly started to

The Little Black Dress of My Dreams // Rachel Comey Vogue 1501

So, here we are well into spring  and I am finally bringing you one of my favorite makes from 2017

A Personal Update

You may have noticed things have been a little quiet for the past couple weeks here on the blog and our

Last Chance to Save 30% On Jean-Making Course & Jeans Patterns

We’ve had so much fun with our “No Fear New Jeans” month.  We love seeing everyone participating on Instagram and are really

Master Denim Repair & Jeans Restoration with Indigo Proof

Is anything worse than a non-intentional hole in your favourite pair of jeans? Having the crotch essentially explode (especially when

Ginger Jean Inspiration

I was flabbergasted to realize this week that our hashtag #gingerjeans has almost 9000 hits on Instagram! It is an absolute treasure

How to Choose Your Size When Making Jeans

Hands down one of the biggest questions we get day in and day out is what size people should choose

Tailoring Custom Jeans with Ben Viapiana

To kick off No Fear New Jeans Month, I want to introduce you to one of the denim magicians who

Introducing No Fear Jeans Month

Today is the first day of February, the second month of 2018, and the day before my 37th birthday. It’s

My Party Pants: Gold Metallic Sasha Trousers

Can I sell you on the power of party pants? Party pants are the rock star of your closet; they

Lady in Red: My Silk Kielo Wrap Dress

I’m super embarrassed about how long it has taken me to document some of my favourite sewing projects from last year.

Our Kelly Anorak Sewalong is Now Live!

Hey y’all! We pride ourselves on giving you all the resources you need to achieve absolute sewing success, so I’m

Sewing a Fly Front Zipper for Pants and Trousers

Sewing a fly front zipper is one of those sewing tasks that is often met with trepidation. If you’re sewing

Wiksten Oversized Kimono Jacket from Making Zine

Since we stayed home for Christmas this year, the fella and I are off on vacation next week to LA

My First Project of 2018: The Snoqualmie Cardigan

Some of you may remember when I started my most ambitious knitting project ever because in my overly ambitious way I

Our Year in Review

I think it’s safe to say that 2017 was our most challenging year yet, in more ways than one. Looking

How to Sew Slashed Pockets for the Sasha Trousers (or Any Pants!)

We’re wrapping up 2017 with one last tutorial post! Our Sasha Trousers feature chic slashed pockets with a pocket stay

How to Sew Welt Pockets for the Sasha Trousers Pattern

Welcome to the first tutorial for our latest pattern, the Sasha Trousers. We won’t be doing a full sewalong for

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Makers

One of my favourite posts to write every year is our holiday gift guide. I love treating myself to tools

Join us for a Studio Warming and Christmas Party at our New Space!

Greetings! As you may know if you’ve been following us on Instagram, we just moved into our new office space!

Our Annual Thanksgiver Sale – Save 20% on Patterns, Kits and Classes

It’s our greatest pleasure to be a part of your sewing journey, and every year we like to celebrate with

Pants Fitting Adjustments: Best Tips for Pants Fitting the Sasha Trousers

When we released our Sasha Trousers, one of the most common comments I got was “I really want to make

Stretch Woven Fabric Options for the Sasha Trousers

Today I want to talk fabric options for our latest pattern, the Sasha Trousers. This pattern was designed for stretch

Styling Inspiration for the Sasha Trousers Pattern

We launched the Sasha Trousers this week, and I couldn’t be happier about adding this wardrobe staple to your closet, and

Meet our Latest Pants Pattern: the Sasha Trousers!

I’ve had my dream pants pattern in mind for a while now. They would be slim fitting with a little

Updates to our Ginger Jeans

Hey y’all – just a quick message to let you know we’ve made a few small tweaks to our Ginger

Fall Sewing Plans

Fall makes me want to sew everything. I always feel a little underwhelmed by my options when the cooler weather comes,

Team Closet Case Patterns and our New Kelly Anoraks

It occurred to me recently that my studio manager Alexis has been with me for almost two years and has

Our New Pattern Expansion: Add Sleeves to the Kalle Shirtdress!

Our new pattern expansion for the Kalle Shirtdress is now available in our shop, and I’m super happy to offer it to

A Kalle Shirtdress pattern in Blue Tencel

I just realized this week I totally failed to post about this Kalle shirtdress I made in the spring. I’ve

Last Breath of Summer: My Pink Linen Pants

I’m still trying to get all the garments I made this year photographed before the cold sets in here in

The Refashioners: Men’s Blazer to Sleeveless Coat

Sometimes you say yes to things you really should have said no to, and sometimes you say yes to things

More Harriet Bras!

I was going through my photo library this week and realized I totally forgot to blog about some of the

The Perfect Outfit: White Ginger Jeans + Denim Kalle Tunic

They said it couldn’t be done, and frankly, I’m just astonished as everyone who doubted me: it is an absolute

Hadley Top from Grainline Studio in White Linen

Next up in my series, “A million things I have sewn and not yet blogged”: the Hadley Top by Grainline

Introducing the Maker Journal

A few weeks ago I mentioned switching up our weekly Sunday blog post format. For the past few years, I’ve

Dior Haute Couture: a Magical Fashion Exhibit in Paris

Perhaps the most memorable thing that happened on my recent trip to France was the Dior Haute Couture exhibit at

A New Sophie Swimsuit for my Trip to France

Bonjour mes amis! If you happened to catch any of my (sorry) countless instagram stories over the past few weeks, you

Rope Basket Purse Tutorial: The Perfect Summer Bag!

You may remember the gorgeous rope basket bag I was carrying in my last me-made outfit post, and as promised,

More summer wardrobe staples: Ogden Cami + Flint Pants

Before I leave on vacation for a few weeks (much, much needed although Alexis is on duty if you need

Kelly Anorak Lining Pattern Expansion Update

Hi y’all. Just a quick message to let you know that after some customer feedback this week, we have updated

Summer Sewing! The Flint Pants from Megan Nielsen

Have you ever experienced sewing fate? You know when you have a very specific vision in mind for something you’d

The Value of Switching it Up (Your Input Needed!)

Hi, you. I feel like it’s been a while since we had a real conversation. I surprised myself when I

Tips For Sewing a V Neckline // Charlie Caftan

Today we are wrapping up posts on our Charlie Caftan pattern with this tutorial on sewing a V neckline with

Pattern Adjustments for the Charlie Caftan

Generally we would have written a post on pattern adjustments a little earlier, but since we bumped up the tutorial

Finishing the Center Panel // Charlie Caftan

Last week we walked you through sewing the inset panel of your Charlie Caftan; today we’ll focus on beautifully finishing

Sewing the Inset Center Panel // Charlie Caftan

When I started working on our Charlie Caftan, I was conscious of designing something simple and gratifying to sew, with

Fabric Options for the Charlie Caftan Pattern

Hey there! Today I want to talk fabric for our new Charlie Caftan Pattern. Thankfully you have a lot of

The Charlie Caftan Pattern: Inspiration & Styling

Hello caftan lovers! I never knew there were so many of you out there, but judging  by the smash success

Welcome Summer with our Charlie Caftan Pattern!

I am reaaaallly excited about this one. We are going through a serious heat wave in Montreal right now, when

This Week in Sewing Blogs // vol. 140

Happy Sunday makers! It’s been a little bananas around here this week. We launch our new pattern tomorrow (so. excited.)

Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress Pattern Roundup

Our sewalong for the Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress pattern is now complete (you can see all the posts in the

Sewing the Sleeve Cuffs // Kalle Sewalong

We’ve finally reached the end of our Kalle Sewalong! If you’d like to see all the posts in one place,

Sewing a Band Collar // Kalle Sewalong

Our sewalong for the Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress pattern is drawing to a close. Later this week we will cover

Traditional Method for Sewing a Shirt Collar // Closet Case Patterns

Yesterday I showed you a slightly unconventional method for sewing a collar for the Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress. While this is

An Alternative Method for Sewing A Shirt Collar // Kalle Sewalong

We’re rounding the finish line in our Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress sewalong! Over the next couple of days, I am going

Sewing Super Sharp Collar Points // Kalle Sewalong

This week we are talking about installing the collar for our Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress. I am going to show you

This Week in Sewing Blogs // Vol. 139

Sorry for the short hiatus on our weekly round-up posts. I was on the West Coast for two weeks on

Sewing the Hem Facing for View A // Kalle Sewalong

Earlier this week we covered sewing finishing our curvy hems with bias tape. For the cropped variation of the Kalle

Finishing Curved Hem with Bias Tape & Sewing Side Seams // Kalle Sewalong

Ready for the next step in our Kalle Shirtdress sewalong? Last week we used the Burrito Method to neatly encase

Sewing a Shirt Yoke – the Burrito Method // Kalle Sewalong

Today we are going to actually see our Kalle shirt & Shirtdresses coming together. Next week we’ll be focusing on sewing

Sewing a Curved Shirt Patch Pocket // Kalle Sewalong

Last week we covered how to sew a standard placket, hidden placket and tunic or popover placket for our Kalle