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Our Sewing Patterns, Outfit Styling

Fiona Sundress // Styling & Inspiration

Montreal is the midst of an insane heat wave (I have no air conditioning at home or the studio and am living in a sweat fog), so talking about inspiration for our Fiona Sundress feels super apropos, since it's exactly the sort of thing you want to wear on a hot summer day (at least in something light and breathable like linen!) I was wracked with indecision about our summer pattern earlier this year. Normally I'm thinking at least a year ahead, but I had so many ideas for dresses that I couldn't narrow it down. However, this style...

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Fiona Sundress Pattern // Two bodice and three skirt options // Closet Case Patterns
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Our Sewing Patterns

Introducing the Fiona Sundress

Whoop whoop! I love a launch day, especially when it's for something we've worked as hard on as we have for our latest pattern, the Fiona Sundress. It's always rewarding to put everything together after sweating the details for months on end. As the first fitted woven dress I've designed, Fiona is a welcome addition to our catalog. I'm excited to offer a new silhouette, something feminine and flattering and perfect on its own on a warm summer day, or layered over tees and turtlenecks as the weather cools. Fiona buttons up the front, and features a princess cut...

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Fashion Sewing & Wardrobe

My Summer Sewing Plans

I am a planner by nature. Maybe it's the result of having a somewhat tumultous childhood, but as an adult, a day planner and bullet journal are basically my idea of a warm bath. Every season I sit down and think about what I'd like to make, and then make lists and plan accordingly. I don't think of my plans as hard and unyielding; I'll often slip in a new pattern if one catches my eye, and more often than not, half the things on the list never end up getting made. I still find it a comforting ritual,...

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Summer Pattern Round-Up // Closet Case Patterns
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Our Sewing Patterns

Summer Pattern Round-Up

The summer is only officially beginning this week here in Montreal but already we have had plenty of hot weather. By the looks of things we are not alone! You amazing sewists have been up to all kinds of inspiring summer sewing and so we thought we would put together a little look book of some of the beautiful and creative makes that have come out of the Closet Case Patterns collection. Hopefully by the end of it, you will be as excited as we are to make some hot weather looks! To begin, what summer wardrobe would be...

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Sewing Projects

My Sapporo Coat

My sewing practice has been all over the place lately. I have a tendency to make really ambitious plans that are almost never realized; it was such a busy spring that most of my personal sewing only came in fits and spurts. Since I'm not sewing at home much these days (mainly because I've learned I'm much more calm and happy when I'm not feeling like I have to produce 24/7) I have to sneak it in when I can during work hours, or wait for a rainy weekend when I can come into the studio, crank up the jams...

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How to install overalls buckles & overalls hardware // Closet Case Patterns
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Sewing Tutorials

How to Install Overall Buckles & Hardware

Hey guys, Amy here. So, you're trucking along, making your Jenny Overalls and they turned out great! You made a bib! You've put on your buttons! Last step! You go to put on your strap hardware and... "wait a sec" ... "I should know" ... "I've seen these my whole life" ... "How the heck?!" Don't worry! You're not alone, I had to google this, twice. Turns out installing overalls buckles is not 100% intuitive. There are a few little tricks that we learned along the way, so this is a quick little tutorial on how to put...

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Our Sewing Patterns, Sewing Tutorials

Button Front Jenny Overalls // Free Pattern Bonus & Tutorial

I'm so tickled by everyone's enthusiasm for our button-front Jenny Overalls hack. The pair I made is one of my most treasured garments and I'm thrilled to share this tutorial and free pattern bonus so you can unbutton your Jenny with similar abandon.

First things first, you will need the modified pattern pieces which you can download below. The only pieces you'll be keeping from the original pattern are the legs (which you will cut out without the pocket opening), the back pockets and the overalls strap. It should also be said that with this pattern bonus, you...

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