Mid-Rise Ginger Jeans Pattern // Closet Case Patterns
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Closet Case Patterns

Introducing the Mid-Rise Ginger Jeans Pattern!

When we started working on our new jeans-making workshop, I wanted to offer a fun jeans pattern option, especially since many people already have the original Ginger in their pattern stash. I immediately thought of offering a mid-rise jean pattern, since my hacked mid-rise Gingers are some of the most worn in my closet (you can see an example here). As a result, we've had a lot of requests from you to offer our Mid-Rise Gingers as a pattern outside the course, and we decided to save you some pattern hacking time and do just that: you can now purchase this PDF-only pattern in...

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Last Chance to Save 15% on Our New Jean-Making Workshop

Just dropping in to let you know you have until midnight EST to get 15% off our new online workshop, Sew Your Dream Jeans. I extended the pre-sale by 24 hours since I am still waiting for the video classes to load to our teaching platform; I'll save you the annoying back story, but needless to say I've wanted to set my computer on fire all weekend. I'm hoping the first lessons will be available to watch later today or tomorrow. Also, I have to mention that we sold out of our Cone Denim kits this weekend in case you were...

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How to sew a 3D knit binding neckline // Closet Case Patterns
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Tutorials

How to Sew a 3D Neck Binding for Knit Fabrics

When I first made my scuba knit Ebony dress, I wanted to create a neck binding with some heft. I experimented with a few techniques until I stumbled on something that gave the effect I wanted, and this tutorial will be very helpful to anyone hoping to create a 3D neckline binding with sturdy knit fabriccs, for the Ebony Tee pattern and beyond. To demonstrate, I pulled out this luscious textured double knit from my stash to make a cropped Ebony. As you can see, this neckline binding finish has a raised profile. It's little more special than your typical t-shirt band,...

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Updating our back pattern catalog // Closet Case Patterns
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Closet Case Patterns

Updating Our Back Catalog with New Pattern Samples & Photography

One of the things I was most excited about with our website makeover was the opportunity to reshoot some of our older patterns. I've totally changed our studio lighting setup in the last year and a few of our earlier patterns stuck out like sore thumbs, so I've been working to get all of our photography looking more consistent. And lets be real: it's fun making new samples and freshening things up a bit. BOMBSHELL SWIMSUIT PATTERN The Bombshell desperately need new photos. The original samples were a little boring and the shots I took at my aunt's hobby farm in California didn't...

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Montreal Cutting Studio // Closet Case Patterns
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Sewing Blogs

This Week in Sewing Blogs // Vol. 128

Happy Sunday makers! I'm still recovering from an EPIC day cutting denim for our wicked awesome upcoming kits (next Monday, mark your calendars, and get on our newsletter if you want first dibs). Alexis and I headed up to the fabric district to spend the entire day in an old school cutting studio. Rather than have our denim delivered to my third floor walk-up studio and then cut by hand (I was having anxiety nightmares about it), my friend Christopher at Globetex put me in touch with a company that does cutting for local designers. Essentially, clothing companies send over...

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Refreshing Our Brand

Thank you deeply for the enthusiastic response to our new website design! We've been working on it for months and months and I'm so happy it's finally done and I can finally turn my attention to other things (like all the great patterns we have planned for this year...) Before I do that, I thought it would be fun to talk a little more about some of the tweaks we made to our visual identity. As I mentioned in our last post, I really frankensteined the look and feel of the brand over the years, with help from a few different graphic...

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Rebranded! A Big Facelift for Closet Case Patterns

Ah! Today is a big day for us. I feel like I just built a new house and am inviting you inside to look at it for the first time (and then judge the hardware I chose for the cabinets and the tile on the bathroom floor). Since I don't own an actual house, my little corner of the web has been more or less "home" since I started blogging in 2011, and it's just undergone its biggest makeover to date. The biggest change is that we are officially dropping the "Files" part of Closet Case Files. From now on, we will...

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Harriet Bra by Cloth Habit
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THIS WEEK IN SEWING BLOGS // VOL. 127

Happy Sunday makers. It was my birthday this week. Normally I don't make much of a fuss, but it's been an intense month and I decided this week to deal with my feelings of anxiety and helplessness about everything that is happening in the world by contributing to some worthy causes instead of treating myself to something special (my annual tradition). In that spirit, I'm making a donation to the ACLU and to the victims of the tragic shooting at a Quebec City mosque last Sunday night. I attended a huge vigil on Monday and was deeply moved to see so many of my...

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