The Rome Collection // Pattern Tester Roundup
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The Rome Collection: Tester Round-up!

Hello! Amy here. So, I know we've said this before, but I'll say it again. We have the best testers. They are so generous with their time and comments and praise, and obviously, we couldn't do this without them. We have never tested three patterns at the same time and so we didn't realize just how much feedback we were going to get! There's a lot. So without further ado I present: gorgeous testers!

FIORE SKIRT

The Fiore skirt has three views. No pockets, or a wrap skirt with one pocket or a button front and two patch pockets.

CIELO TOP...

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Fabric Ideas for the Rome Collection // Closet Case Patterns
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Fabric Suggestions for the Rome Collection

Hiya! Amy here. One of the most fun tasks we encountered when we were putting together the samples for the Rome Collection was thinking about fabric. We worked with three different fabric sources to put together the capsule wardrobe of dreams and we got to do it twice, since we had two models! We used mainly solid linens from We Are the Fabric Store as well as Blackbird Fabrics for maximum mix and match ability. The only prints we used were the Moonstone Collection from Atelier Brunette. Here is...

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DIY Leather Belt Bag // Free sewing pattern from Closet Case Patterns
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DIY Leather Belt Bag // Free Pattern & Tutorial

Amy here! 2019 is most definitely the year of the belt bag! We have seen them all over, from the runways of fashion week to just about stylish lady on the street. However, if you're a little incredulous at the idea of this trend making a comeback, know this is not the ubiquitous fanny pack of the 80's and 90's. This year's iteration is a little more grown up, often made from leather, with a more dressy belt than a plastic clip. And today, we have a free pattern and tutorial to make your very own belt bag, a...

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The Design Story Behind the Rome Collection

I can never predict a pattern launch will go, so we were so thrilled here in the studio about the enthusiasm for our Rome Collection. We've been working on the collection since the fall, after I returned from a trip to Italy filled with inspiration and ideas for a travel capsule wardrobe. After strolling those ancient streets and admiring all the chic ladies around me, I couldn't get the idea of a collection out of my mind.  I've never designed more than one pattern at a time, so it was incredibly fun to think about these patterns from...

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Introducing the Rome Pattern Collection + Our New Beginner Sewing Workshop

Today is a big day for us at Closet Case Patterns. It marks the first time we've released more than one pattern at once, let alone three at the same time!  Our Rome Collection was inspired by my trip last year to Italy, and we designed these three patterns to be mixed and matched to create a dreamy warm weather capsule wardrobe: a classic a-line skirt meant for twirling, a chic pair of pants with a comfortable elastic waist, and a modern, boxy tee or dress with a few elevated details. Interchangeable, customizable, quick to...

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Sierra Jumpsuit in yellow linen by Papercut Patterns // Handmade by Closet Case Patterns
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A Jumpsuit You Can See From Space: the Sierra Jumpsuit from Papercut Patterns

Hola! Heather here, sharing one of my recent makes, one in a long line of jumpsuits. I've long been an advocate for jumpsuits (our Sallie and Amy patterns see a lot of daily love from me) so I'm always on board to try a new pattern. Yes, we can all agree, they make going to the bathroom a mild inconvenience, and I've never known terror like the jiggling doorknob in a restaurant bathroom when you're naked from the knees up. One day that door is going to open, and I can imagine myself yelling "I'm wearing a...

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Our New Pfaff Sewing Machines | Closet Case Patterns
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Serious Studio Upgrade: Our New Pfaff Sewing Suite

If you follow us along on Instagram, you may have noticed that we recently welcomed a very exciting addition to our team: three brand-spanking new sewing machines from Pfaff! We were on absolute tenterhooks while they were being shipped, obsessively checking on the tracking (UPS accidentally held two of them up at their warehouse while I sweated nervously), and basically did a big team dance when they finally arrived. Up until now, we've had a pretty motley crew of machines in the office and it was desperately time for an upgrade. With five us in the office, there...

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Sewist Spotlight: Meet Henna // Closet Case Patterns
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Sewist Spotlight: Meet Henna!

Full disclosure: Henna is one of our testers and we have had our eye on her for a while! She always has the best fabric (now I know why...), beautiful sewing and awesome photos. So basically, a pattern company's dream date! She grew up all over Virginia and currently lives in Alexandria and works at the Stitch Sew Shop (hence, the fabric.) I have been looking forward to picking her brain about sewing and learning a bit more about her life, let's dig in! How long have you been sewing? I...

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