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Fashion Sewing & Wardrobe

My Sew Frosting Plans

YOU GUYS! I am already so blown away by all the Sew Frosting enthusiasm I'm seeing on Instagram (seriously the hashtag is a gold mine of eyeball joy and delight). Naturally, I've made some plans of my own and today I'm going to talk about the sweet, sweet frosting I'll be putting on my body this fall. I don't think I'm alone in my newfound obsession with velvet. I've never sewn with it before and now find myself with two velvet projects in the queue. I even went and sprang for one of these velvet boards for seam...

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The Sew Frosting Challenge! Hosted by Closet Case Patterns & True Bias
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Let’s Sew Some Frosting!

Many moons ago, back in the early halcyon days of sewing blogs (2012*cough*cough), Tasia (former owner of Sewaholic Patterns) coined the terms "cake vs. frosting". Cake is your wardrobe basics and staples; the things you need and wear everyday; frosting is the less practical, more frivolous projects that may not get worn as often, but are perhaps more fun to wear and make. Many blog posts and much discussion on the merits of sewing cake vs. frosting ensued in the sewing community. I miss sewing frosting. When I first started sewing, frosting made up 99% of my sewing diet. Dreaming...

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DIY Reusable Beeswax Food Wrap // Closet Case Patterns
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No-Sew Reusable Beeswax Food Wraps

Hey y'all, Amy here. We are still on a scrap busting mission over here at the studio and this latest installment in the "packing a lunch without plastic" series is by far the most simple (see also our posts on reusable snack bags and zero waste produce bags). The inspiration for this was the trendy reusable beeswax food wrap ad that keeps popping up in my Instagram and Facebook feeds. After a little poking around on the internet I found a bevy of companies making all kinds of plastic wrap alternatives. The thing is though: they ain't cheap! After...

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Cone Mills Denim back in stock! // Closet Case Patterns
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Cone Mills Denim Kits Back in Stock

Last winter, the Cone Mills closed its iconic White Oak plant in North Carolina. We offered our trademark kits for what we thought was the last time, but after they sold out in record time we wanted to give you the opportunity to get your hands on this "final reserve" of  American made denim. In February we got as much White Oak denim as we could before it was gone, and we've been sitting on the motherload ever since. This time, we have five gorgeous denim kits in stock that include everything you need to make a pair of jeans. Choose...

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My Amy Jumpsuit in Striped Linen

I think lightweight linen time is officially over for me... I woke up yesterday to a 4 degree morning (that's 39F to my American neighbors) which required many layers and a few curse words to leave the house. So, looking at pictures of this Amy Jumpsuit in the perfect summer-weight linen makes me already nostalgic for a season that is only barely just over. Maybe it's because of how frequently I wore this number, how attached we became. It's like saying goodbye to that person you became best friends with almost as soon as you met. Read more

How to sew an invisible zipper / Sewing Tutorial / Closet Case Patterns
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Sewing Tutorials

How to Sew an Invisible Zipper // Amy Jumpsuit

The Amy Jumpsuit pattern features a classic invisible zipper to help make getting in and out of your jumpsuit quick and easy. The addition of the bodice lining ensures a clean, professional finish both on the inside and outside of the garment as well. Despite the zipper, some of you may still bemoan or debate the practicality of a jumpsuit when it comes to taking your jumpsuit out in the wild and encountering say, public washrooms. We say don't knock the jumpsuit before giving it a try- the feeling of swanning around in a drapey breezy...

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Amy Jumpsuit Pattern in rayon challis // Handmade by Closet Case Patterns
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Insano Printo: My First Amy Jumpsuit in Rayon Challis

At this point my stash is totally out of control. I am pretty helpless in the face of an interesting fabric, and between biz and personal sewing I can always make an excuse to add to the collection, despite my best intentions to rein it in. This insane purple geometric print was acquired during a mad run on rayon challis at a wholesaler's a year or so ago, although if you were to describe it to me I would probably make a big X with my arms (I'm less print inclined these days and purple is not my colour unless I'm...

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Amy Jumpsuit Pattern Tester Round-up // Closet Case Patterns
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Amy Jumpsuit: Tester Round-up

We've heard over the years how much you like seeing new patterns on a broad range of figures so we're happy to share some of our tester's makes today! We didn't make a substantial amount of changes this time around (we love when that happens!) but FYI, we did raise the bust dart up significantly and we raised the back point in the final pattern (the better to cover that bra). Let's take a look at some of these beauts! First up, this beachy dream from Yavannah: Amy Jumpsuit Pattern Tester Round-up //...<p class=Read more