Holiday Gift Guide // Gifts for makers, sewists and knitters // Closet Case Patterns
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Fashion Sewing & Wardrobe

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 and books that make my sewing practice more enjoyable, and even better is sharing the things I think will make your creative life a little easier too. This year our holiday gift list includes a mix of high and low, and includes great stocking stuffers and perhaps that one special present that might induce full-blown happy sobbing (I'm looking at you Rowenta iron). KITS FOR MAKERS I am officially calling 2017 the Year of the Kit. As the sewing and making...

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Blog Biz

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! While our shipping is up and running, my personal workload is on hold while I get us properly set-up and organized. I'm running on a deadline since we are opening our doors this Saturday afternoon for a studio warming/holiday party. If you live in the Montreal area and would like to join us, we'd love to see you! We'll have snacks and wine and maybe a Christmas craft station if I can get my act together. We just ask that...

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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 an annual Thanksgiver sale. Starting today, you can save 20% off on almost all digital and print patterns and hardware kits, along with 20% off our online sewing classes, Sew Your Dream Jeans and Sew Your Dream Swimsuit. Simply use the discount code THANKSGIVER at checkout! The fine print: Sale does not include our recently launched Sasha Trousers, wholesale patterns or pattern bundles. In order to enter the discount code in our pattern shop, you must use our yellow checkout...

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Pants Fitting Adjustments // Best tips for Pants Fitting // Closet Case Patterns
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Closet Case Patterns, Fitting

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 these but I'm scared of pants fitting". As some of you know, I have a major bugaboo about allowing fear to dictate the things you make or create (if you need reminding, this post encapsulates my thoughts on the subject). I know I've addressed your fitting anxiety in the past, but some things bear repeating, especially if said anxiety is holding you back from making something we wear and need as much as pants. Although I created a downloadable resource...

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Closet Case Patterns, Fabric Files

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 woven fabric; think stretch denim, cotton sateen, and twill, and stretch suitings like gabardine. I even think Sasha would work well with a nice beefy ponte; as long as your fabric stretches at least 20% along the cross-grain, you should be good to go. To test if your fabric has enough stretch, use this fast method. Lay the cut edge of your fabric against a ruler and measure 10" from the selvage. Now pull this 10" section of fabric; if...

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Sasha Trousers Pattern // Styling Inspiration // Outfits for pants or trousers
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Closet Case Patterns, Outfit Styling

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 mine. I'm a pants person. I wear them pretty much every single day, and while I love my Morgan and Ginger Jeans, it's a welcome change to have a more polished option to choose from. It's easy to think of flat front trousers as "office pants", but I'm excited to wear mine in all sorts of ways (I'm currently working on some in gold metallic, and a more classic pair in camel twill). This styling & inspiration post should help you figure out...

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Sasha Trousers Pattern // Ultimate pants pattern // Closet Case Patterns
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Closet Case Patterns

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 stretch. Perfectly casual in a cotton twill, or professional and chic in stretch suiting. The kind of pants that make every outfit feel polished and pulled together, whether paired with fancy heels or comfortable brogues. You know. Desert island pants. TNT pants. Holy grail pants. I think our new Sasha Trousers are those pants. Destined to become your new can't-live-without-them bottoms, they are based on the same great fitting block as our best-selling Ginger Jeans. Featuring a comfy mid-rise, contour waistband, and slim, tapered leg in two...

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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 Skinny Jeans, Ginger Mid-Rise, and Ginger Flares. I've had the pleasure of fitting hundreds of people at this point in my jean-making workshops, and I noticed I kept making the same adjustments over and over again for the majority of my students.  When we reprinted Ginger this fall I decided to adjust the pattern accordingly - this will ensure an even better fit out of the package for most of you. So what did we change? Basically, the front and back crotch at...

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