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Fabric Files

Fabric and Supplies for the Sienna Maker Jacket

In case you missed it, our sewalong for our Sienna Maker Jacket is now live! We have a few additional posts we'll be sharing in the coming weeks, but if you need help with any particular step now, we have you covered. Today we want to talk about fabric and supplies for Sienna. We've had a lot of questions about fabric in particular, so hopefully, this will help you source what you're looking for!

SUPPLIES

Fabric Suggestions // Sienna Maker Jacket // Closet Case Patterns Depending on what view you're making for...

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Sewalongs

Sienna Sewalong is Now Live!

Hello all! Good news for those of you making our Sienna Maker Jacket: our sew-along is now live! If you need help working through the instructions, we've broken down all construction with step by step photos. We'll be adding to the sewalong with upcoming posts on fabric, supplies and fitting tips in the coming weeks, but for now, if you're stuck on any particular step, the current posts should have you covered.

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Our Sewing Patterns

Styling Inspo for the Sienna Maker Jacket

Hey all! Amy here. Today I am sharing with you our journey to the Sienna Maker Jacket pattern. I will show you our initial inspiration from vintage sources and ready to wear shops and walk you through the pattern details. So without further ado, let's open the archives!

VINTAGE

We first noticed a real workwear trend last fall when Heather came back from Europe and announced that everyone was wearing a boiler suit! Coveralls, jumpsuits, chore jackets and all sorts of mechanics aprons were trickling into the main stream and we were here for all that contrast...

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Sienna Maker Jacket // Sewing pattern by Closet Case Patterns
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Blog Biz

Everything You Wanted to Know About Our Extended Size Range

Today we launched our latest pattern, the Sienna Maker Jacket. This is the first pattern we're releasing with extended sizing and we couldn't be happier about it. Since we'll be offering all future patterns in our two size ranges, I thought it would be helpful to explain how our sizing works and how some of the drafting may differ from one size range to another. Before I get into some of the more technical details, I want to take a moment to give a heartfelt thank you to our community for calling us out on the...

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Sienna Maker Jacket // Sewing pattern by Closet Case Patterns
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Our Sewing Patterns

Introducing the Sienna Maker Jacket in sizes 0-30!

We could not be more excited to introduce you to our latest pattern, the Sienna Maker Jacket. Inspired by vintage French workwear, this pattern is a love letter to the making community, designed to take you from your creative space to the street with confidence. We wanted to create a chic piece of outerwear that could transition from work to play, so we engineered a pattern with multiple purposes in mind. Loaded with interesting details, roomy pockets that can carry all manner of tools, multiple length options, and two sleeve designs, Sienna is a true workhorse. Whether...

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How to add an invisible zipper to the Pietra Pants // Closet Case Patterns
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Sewing Tutorials

How to Add an Invisible Zipper to the Pietra Pants

Hey y'all! Heather here. Today I want to share a tutorial for adding an invisible zipper to our Pietra Pants. I love this pattern because it's the best of both worlds, pants-wise; a clean, flat front and a gathered elastic waist at the back for comfort. In order to make them easy to get on and off, we built a lot of elastic gathered ease in the back. As a result, the back is gathered a bit more than a pair of pants that have elastic gathering all the way around. The downside of this is that it...

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Inspo from the Runway // Closet Case Patterns
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Outfit Styling

Inspiration from the Runway: Spring/Summer 2020 Edition

Hey! Amy here. One of my favourite things about Fall is fashion week. After a summer of non-dressing it's fun to look toward the trends and to think about what looks will be adaptable for real life. The shows we're looking at are for Spring/Summer 2020 but since I'm looking at them when I'm starting to get my fall layering game together, some of the ideas are usually creeping in. And let's be honest, it's not like any of these clothes have seasons anyway. I mean, Resort (bathing suits) happens right in the middle of the winter cause that's...

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Sewist Spotlight

Sewist Spotlight: Meet Gina!

We first saw Gina (@sewdisabled) when she popped up in her crisp white Kalle shirt in our feed. She made a whole whack of smart alterations to the pattern and the fit was so precise we just had to learn more about her. Heather met her in person at a jeans-making workshop in her hometown of London and knew you would want to meet this charming sewist too! She is a PhD student studying malaria and drug resistance (epidemiology is so fascinating!) so we aren't surprised she's putting her busy math brain to work with sewing.

How long...

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