How to Wear a Velvet Jumpsuit // Amy Jumpsuit pattern from Closet Case Patterns
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How to Wear a Velvet Jumpsuit

Amy here. A few weeks ago Heather shared her velvet Amy Jumpsuit and we couldn't stop brainstorming different ways you could style it. When the sun finally blessed us with some decent light,  I shot Heather in these looks and we had a really fun morning putting them together. We gave the outfits names as we went along to make each other laugh, but also to make sure we were coming up with various scenarios in which a silk velvet jumpsuit would be a relatively suitable option. We will let you in on our "creative process" so you...

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Announcing the #SewFrosting Challenge Winners!!

Hi everyone! This #sewfrosting challenge has been a wild ride! I never expected it would take off quite as it has, and Kelli and I were positively overwhelmed when it came time to pick our winners. At last glance, our hashtag had reached over 1900 entries, and we were completely blown away by your creativity and skill. It's been so exciting to see what your clever hands came up with, and we've all been feeling super inspired and more deeply in love with our community than ever. So without further ado, let's get to the winners!!

UNCONVENTIONAL MATERIALS (HIGHLIGHTS)

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Tip and Tricks for Sewing with Velvet // Closet Case Patterns
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Tips for Sewing with Velvet

Hi there. Amy here, just popping in to talk about velvet. As George Costanza admitted, "I would drape myself in velvet if it were socially acceptable." Me too George, me too. As holiday season approaches we are seeing that not only is it socially acceptable to drape yourself in velvet but also it might be the official YEAR OF THE VELVET. Over here, Heather has already made a velvet Amy Jumpsuit and still has a crushed velvet number to finish for our holiday party next week. We got out all the books, we have trialed and errored (those are...

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Our Holiday Gift Guide for Makers- Tools // Closet Case Patterns
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Our Holiday Gift Guide for Makers

Hi there, Amy here. On instagram we asked you what your absolute must-have sewing books, tools and fun extras for your sewing practice and boy oh boy, did you let us know!  We put together a lot of your suggestions as well as a few of our own favourite gifts for the sewist, or maker in your life. And if that person is you... please feel free to forward this Santa.

BOOKS!

Our Holiday Gift Guide for Makers- Books // Closet Case Patterns There were so many great books that have come out this...

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Our Sewing Patterns, Sewing Projects

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 just under the wire with my second Frosting project (here's my first), this insanely luxurious and swishy Amy Jumpsuit in silk velvet. Yes! Silk! Velvet! Is! A! Thing! Of course, I'm not entering the challenge but I would have kicked myself if I didn't meet a deadline I created. Last week I forced myself to block some sewfrosting time into my workday even though it was a crazy busy week. I broke every step down into bite-size...

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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, transformative change for us here at Closet Case Inc. It would not be possible without your collective creativity, support and ever inspiring passion for sewing. You make coming to work every morning one never-ending prayer hands emoji. As thank you, you can take 20% off almost everything in our shop, and 30% off our online workshops. Simply apply the discount code THANKSGIVER18 at checkout! The fine print:
Charlie Caftan pattern hack - Shift dress in wide wale corduroy // by Closet Case Patterns
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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 corduroy shift dress with a V-neckline, patch pockets and a button placket at the side seam that looked a lot like our Charlie Caftan, minus the center panel and gathers. I've been meaning to make a cold-weather version of Charlie for ages, so I quickly started plotting a way to recreate it. First up was finding the right corduroy. I wanted a beefy wide wale like the Madewell version, and after posting about it on Instagram, it was Club...

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Maker & Sewist necklaces from Closet Case Patterns
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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? I get lots of ideas (you should see the stacks of notebooks I have strewn around me at all times) but it's rare that I get so gripped with one I basically stop everything I'm doing and throw myself into a research hole I can't climb out of until I've found the solution. Such is the story with the newest addition to our shop, our silver and gold Maker & Sewist necklaces. These delicate pieces reference some pretty iconic...

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