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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Our Sewing Patterns, Sewing Tutorials

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

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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How to Convert a Dart to Princess Seam // Closet Case Patterns
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Fitting, Sewing Tutorials

Converting Darts to a Princess Seam for the Jasika Blazer

Hello all! Celine here. I am the in-house pattern maker for Closet Case Patterns and I am here to share a pattern-making tutorial with you. We spent a lot of time in the studio discussing how to make our Jasika Blazer work for larger busts, and while we do have C & D cup options for the pattern, princess seams are one of the best ways to fit a large bust. You might also choose to add princess seams for purely aesthetic reasons - either way, I'm going to walk you through it in this tutorial. If...

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Our Sewing Patterns

Blazers of Glory!!

Wow: most uttered word in the studio over the past two months, bar none. We have been so utterly bowled over by the incredible sewing we've been seeing from those participating in the Blazer of Glory challenge, and every day brought a new image of a blazer in progress that knocked our socks off. I was honestly quite nervous about releasing a more advanced pattern like our Jasika Blazer but I was so reassured to discover how many of you are keen to take on a new challenge. I'm not sure how we could get more ambitious after...

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Our Sewing Patterns, Sewing Projects

A Jasika Blazer for ME!

All this talk about our Jasika Blazer this year and I realized I haven't shared a personal make yet! I was in a blazer making fury last year; a few are in various stages of completion, and two are in permanent rotation (although thankfully I also fit in the samples we made, so luckily I get to wear those too). Today I'm sharing a beautiful brown check Jasika I've worn almost weekly since the fall; it's got a tweedy, "let's walk through the misty moors with the hounds" vibe I've quite enjoyed. Read more