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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Oversized Sleeve Top TPC1 by Trend Patterns // Handmade by Closet Case Patterns
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A Tale of Two Sleeves: Adrienne Blouse + Trend Patterns Oversized Sleeve Top

It's been The Year of the Sleeve for the past few years, and I admit it took me a little time to get on board. Big, dramatic sleeves seemed too fussy for my somewhat streamlined style, but seeing them crop up again and again on Instagram (Sophie is perhaps their biggest champion) eventually swayed me. I'm such a convert that one of our upcoming patterns has a deliciously romantic gathered sleeve option - 2019 is definitely the Year of the Sleeve for Closet Case Patterns. When Friday Pattern Company launched their Adrienne Blouse, I was fully primed for...

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Hacking the Fiona Sundress Pattern

Sometimes when looking for sewspo you don't need to go very far. As I was perusing the hashtag for our Fiona Sundress pattern I was noticing a trend: this thing has been hacked into just about everything! A top, a skirt, overalls, a pinafore, a longer dress, a crop top... holy moly! Is there a Fiona Sundress Parka?? Some of these amazing sewists wrote blog posts (I'll include them below if they did) but otherwise this is just a quick little round up of some very cute spring looks that you too can achieve with...

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Sewist Spotlight: Mia

I can't remember exactly when we started paying attention to what Mia @sewnorth was cooking up in her sewing room but I do remember screaming across the studio at Alexis, "Bike reflector jeans!!" For a relative beginner sewist, there isn't much Mia hasn't swung at sewing wise, from re-working the Morgan jeans pattern for her bike riding man, figuring out how to make her Jenny overalls bib detachable and all kinds of ambitious pattern drafting and refashioning. She shares her makes from her Minneapolis home and has...

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Fashion Sewing & Wardrobe, Our Sewing Patterns

Hacking Ideas for our Kalle Shirtdress

This May, I am on a personal quest to bust my stash and also to remake all my favourite patterns. So in that spirit, we will be sharing hacks/mods/adaptations and fun versions of our patterns in a series of blog posts with the theme of "Re-made May". Today's focus is on our Kalle Shirt Shirtdress; not only is it one of our bestselling patterns, but it also seems to be one of the most re-made as well. Almost everyone featured here prefaced their Kalle posts by saying, "this is my 5th Kalle". 

Herein, I have gathered...

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Pattern Hacks for the Jasika Blazer

We are all about a good hack over here. Maxing out on the possibilities of a pattern is not only economical (two for the price of one!!) it also builds your skill sets as a sewist and potential pattern drafter. If you can dream it up and sew it, chances are someone already did! The Jasika Blazer and its accompanying Speed Tailoring Course can be merely a jumping off point for whatever kind of jacket you would like to make. Once you have got a handle on the basics of tailoring...

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