A Post-Modern Rachel Comey Jumpsuit in Brown Silk

A thing you should know about me: I am obsessed with Rachel Comey. Hands down one of my favorite independent

Couture Sewing: 1930s Silk Evening Gown

Our focus this year is on quality, so I guess it’s appropriate that I share some of my own projects

Ali’s Sienna Maker Jacket

Hey all, Ali here! I am the CCP shipping and customer support coordinator, and not only is this my first

Heather’s Embroidered Sienna Maker Jacket!

In the studio we’ve been laughing about the neverending Sienna Maker Jacket content… it feels like we’ve discussed and explored

Alexis Makes a Sienna Maker Jacket in Upcycled Patchwork Denim!

Hello sewists, Alexis here, ready to show you all the details of my very own Sienna Maker Jacket, guts included!

Sienna Maker Jacket: Tester Roundup!

Hey y’all! Today we’re sharing some of our tester makes for our Sienna Maker Jacket. We know you love seeing

Another Zadie Jumpsuit – This Time in Black Cupro!

Sometimes a pattern is just so darn good you gotta make it twice! Such was the case with the Zadie

The Most Innocent Dress Ever: The Flora Dress in White Eyelet

I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I am trying not to buy new fabric this year unless we need

Sewing Victorian: The Gibson Girl Blouse from Folkwear Patterns

Looking back over most of my sewing projects from the past year or so, it’s pretty clear I’m still on

My Zadie Jumpsuit

Sometimes a sewing pattern really connects; you’ll start seeing it all over your instagram feed, and even if you weren’t

Heather’s Capsule Rome Collection

Hey y’all! Heather here to share my own personal capsule wardobe from our Rome Collection. When we’re developing patterns, I

The Rome Collection: Tester Round-up!

Hello! Amy here. So, I know we’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again. We have the best testers.

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

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

Blazers of Glory!!

Wow: most uttered word in the studio over the past two months, bar none. We have been so utterly bowled

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

Jasika Blazer Tester Round-up

Hey y’all! Just popping in to show you some of our tester makes for the Jasika Blazer. This was an

The Bathrobe of Dreams: Lahja Dressing Gown with Robert Kaufman Taos Flannel

This here is my second entry in the “flannel will save your life” category of winter sewing and it couldn’t

More Chunky Knit Sweaters: the Strathcona from Good Night Day

You may have noticed I have a thing for chunky knits these days. I find them extremely satisfying to knit

Coziest PJS Ever: Carolyn Pajamas in Robert Kaufman Mammoth Flannel

Guys. I know I am basically a broken record around this time every year, but this winter feels particularly brutal.

Dripping in Crushed Velvet // The Ultimate Holiday Wrap Dress

Our Sew Frosting challenge may be long over but I still have one very special dress to share with you.

Chunky Sweaters For the Win: Trefann Sweater by Good Night Day

Remember when I talked about how long it takes me to knit every damn thing? MAJOR EXCEPTION: chunky knits! Gimme

Warmin’ the Noggin: Skiff Hat from Brooklyn Tweed

I am the most flip-floppy knitter. I get so excited to start a project that I inevitably spend a bunch of

Surviving Winter: Layering for Warmth

Hi all, Amy here. Thus far in Montreal, 2019 has been, in a word, cold. Heather showed you how to

A Coat for the Ages: My Pendleton Wool Oslo Coat

Dreams do come true. After sixteen freezing winters in Montreal, I’ve finally discovered the secret to a beautiful and seriously

Our Favourite Makes of the Year!

Hello! Amy here. As 2018 is winding to a close we are looking back on the year and more importantly,

Sew Frosting: My Velvet Amy Jumpsuit

The deadline for our Sew Frosting Challenge is around the corner (Friday to be exact) and I am coming in

Charlie Caftan hack: A Corduroy Shift Dress

I was scrolling through Instagram a while back when a Madewell dress popped out at me; it was a simple

Easy Pattern Hacking: My Tapered Leg Jenny Overalls

Sometimes it’s the simple things. I made these full-length overalls last spring (using our Jenny Overalls pattern and hip button tutorial),

Have a Very Disco Halloween

If you’ve been reading this blog for long, you know Halloween is basically my favourite thing about being alive. Nothing

Hacking a Notched Collar Shirt from our Carolyn PJs

We’re always brainstorming ways to hack and modify our patterns, and a lot of the time inspiration comes from ready-to-wear.

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

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

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

Miss Fancy Pants: Jenny Shorts in Marimmeko Linen

Summer is nearing the end (I mean, I know technically it goes till mid-September but the minute Labour Day approaches

Double gauzey: A Nani Iro Myosotis Dress

Most of my sewing this year has been from our own patterns, but one release did catch my eye in

Ikat Goodness: My Latest Kalle

I was editing some photos last week and realized I had imported the pics of this make and then totally forgot

My Green Linen Fiona Sundress

I think I’ve officially become a linen monster. I sleep in linen sheets, I spend hours obsessing over linen colours

My First Fiona Sundress (in Stonewashed Denim!)

Boy oh boy do I have some projects backed up! Sometimes I feel like I can never find time to

Fiona Sundress Tester Round-up

Hey y’all! We expanded our tester group while we were working on our Fiona Sundress, and thought we’d share some

Summer Pattern Round-Up

The summer is only officially beginning this week here in Montreal but already we have had plenty of hot weather.

My Sapporo Coat

My sewing practice has been all over the place lately. I have a tendency to make really ambitious plans that

My Jenny Overalls with Center Front Buttons

Whenever I design a new pattern it’s always an effort on my end to whittle down the ideas. My brain

My Jenny Overalls with Side Buttons

Hola! Last week I got back from a teaching trip to London (and a side trip to Stockholm which was

A Dreamy Portside Travel Bag Set in Pendleton Wool

I’m not sure exactly when I realized my weekend travel bag situation was completely untenable, but it slowly started to

The Little Black Dress of My Dreams // Rachel Comey Vogue 1501

So, here we are well into spring  and I am finally bringing you one of my favorite makes from 2017

My Party Pants: Gold Metallic Sasha Trousers

Can I sell you on the power of party pants? Party pants are the rock star of your closet; they

Lady in Red: My Silk Kielo Wrap Dress

I’m super embarrassed about how long it has taken me to document some of my favourite sewing projects from last year.

Wiksten Oversized Kimono Jacket from Making Zine

Since we stayed home for Christmas this year, the fella and I are off on vacation next week to LA

My First Project of 2018: The Snoqualmie Cardigan

Some of you may remember when I started my most ambitious knitting project ever because in my overly ambitious way I

Team Closet Case Patterns and our New Kelly Anoraks

It occurred to me recently that my studio manager Alexis has been with me for almost two years and has

A Kalle Shirtdress pattern in Blue Tencel

I just realized this week I totally failed to post about this Kalle shirtdress I made in the spring. I’ve

Last Breath of Summer: My Pink Linen Pants

I’m still trying to get all the garments I made this year photographed before the cold sets in here in

The Refashioners: Men’s Blazer to Sleeveless Coat

Sometimes you say yes to things you really should have said no to, and sometimes you say yes to things

More Harriet Bras!

I was going through my photo library this week and realized I totally forgot to blog about some of the

The Perfect Outfit: White Ginger Jeans + Denim Kalle Tunic

They said it couldn’t be done, and frankly, I’m just astonished as everyone who doubted me: it is an absolute

Hadley Top from Grainline Studio in White Linen

Next up in my series, “A million things I have sewn and not yet blogged”: the Hadley Top by Grainline

A New Sophie Swimsuit for my Trip to France

Bonjour mes amis! If you happened to catch any of my (sorry) countless instagram stories over the past few weeks, you

More summer wardrobe staples: Ogden Cami + Flint Pants

Before I leave on vacation for a few weeks (much, much needed although Alexis is on duty if you need

Summer Sewing! The Flint Pants from Megan Nielsen

Have you ever experienced sewing fate? You know when you have a very specific vision in mind for something you’d

Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress Pattern Roundup

Our sewalong for the Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress pattern is now complete (you can see all the posts in the

A White Lace Harriet Bra

Holy grail, attained. Stick a fork in me Jerry, I AM DONE. I found my perfect everyday underwire bra pattern

Toaster Sweater + Black Ginger Jeans

I’ve been doing a relatively large amount of personal sewing over the last few months given how much sample making

Sewing Baby Clothes with Sprout Patterns and Brindelle & Twig

Pretty much everyone I know is having babies right now. While I am one giant question mark on the to

Turning the Sophie Bikini Top into a Foam Cupped Bra

One of the most common questions we get about our patterns is whether or not it is possible to use

BLACK & WHITE IMPROV WEDGE FREE MOTION QUILT

Making stuff has started to feel like a real addiction. I’m not exactly slapping at veins looking for a good

Our favourite Ebony Tees & Dresses

We’ve been seeing so many wonderful Ebony Tees on Instagram since we launched the pattern in January! Here are some

The Farrow Dress by Grainline Studio in Kaufman Metallic Linen

Heavens alive I love a shift dress, especially when they boast cool details or an interesting architectural silhouette. The latest

Chambray & Shibori Print Tamarack Jacket

Oh the unblogged personal projects I have to share! During a month or so of relative downtime (ie. not making

MY FAVOURITE EBONY TEE DRESS IN FLORAL SCUBA

This here is my personal favourite Ebony Tee. I have about 5 or 6 I’ve been wearing in constant rotation

A LIBERTY PRINT BOYLSTON BRA

I have piles and piles of new handmade things to show you, but the light and weather have confounded me

NEW YEAR, NEW BRA // A RED LACE WATSON BRA

Few things bum me out as much as the current state of my bra drawer; it’s more depressing (and only

A SPECIAL CLARE COAT (WITH LEATHER SLEEVES & AN EXPOSED ZIPPER!)

Full disclosure: I am about to talk about one of the most favourite things I’ve ever made, but have to

THE CHIC SWEATSHIRT // TALVIKKI SWEATER BY NAMED

I‘ve been spending a lot of time thinking about my wardrobe the last few months. Since the fire in my

KELLY ANORAK ROUND-UP

To finish off our Kelly Anorak related posts, I thought I’d share some of the beautiful versions we’ve been seeing

A WIND AND WATERPROOF KELLY ANORAK (AKA LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD)

Since I brought home Harry, I find myself outside a lot more often. I mean, that was kind of the

COLETTE MYRTLE DRESS // OBSERVER FABRIC TOUR

You know how you have those patterns on your must make list, but then you keep adding things to said

AN ANIMAL PRINT WREN DRESS

I managed to make quite a few things this summer despite my workload and travelling schedule. Most of them have

THE REFASHIONERS // DECONSTRUCTED+RECONSTRUCTED LEVI 501s

I was so happy when Portia asked me to participate in The Refashioners challenge this year; my contribution is on

SUMMER STAPLE // SELF DRAFTED LINEN SHIRT DRESS

The nice thing about having a bunch of blocks and half drafted patterns sitting around (you have no idea how

CAFTAN CULT // SUMMER LIVING IN VINTAGE SIMPLICITY 5315

You know how magazines always write those “20 Things you Absolutely Must Have in Your Closet to Qualify as a Human Woman

HANNAH DRESS BY VICTORY PATTERNS

Do you ever get so ridiculously jazzed by a new pattern that you basically push everything else off your sewing table in

SOPHIE SWIMSUITS ON INSTAGRAM

We love love love seeing what you guys get up to on Instagram, and seeing all the Sophie swimsuits cropping

GOLDEN HOUR GINGER JEANS (PLUS SOME TEACHING WISDOM I’VE LEARNED)

I wasn’t sure if I should share this recent make. I mean, at this point I’ve sewn, photographed and blogged

THE PERFECT OUTFIT: INARI TEE + BRUME SKIRT

I was doing laundry the other day and realized that because of the sewing bender I’ve been on, I have

A MCCALLS M6696 SHIRTDRESS TO CALL MY OWN (IN AFRICAN WAX PRINT)

It’s so funny how we as a community can collectively get obsessed with a pattern. It’s basically how a virus spreads;

UNSELFISH SEWING // JEDEDIAH JEANS FOR MY HONEY

Warning: a smokin’ Frenchman is coming your way. Literally, he lit up a dart when I pulled out my camera

A ROWE CARDIGAN FROM BROOKLYN TWEED (THAT MY AUNT MADE!)

I am so, so guilty of the cardinal sin committed most frequently against makers, which was asking another maker to

MORGAN BOYFRIEND JEANS ROUND-UP

Hey everyone! I’ve had quite a few requests for a Morgan Jeans tester round-up so I’ve pulled together some images

CROSS-BACK APRON FROM SEWING HAPPINESS + GIVEAWAY TO MISS MATATABI

You’re not often confronted with your “apron situation”. I recently was, and the end result was a little embarrassing. For

PRAYING FOR SPRING IN GINGER FLARES

I worry sometimes that I bemoan Montreal weather a little too  much on this blog, but guys, this city is

SNOQUALMIE KAL // CARDIGAN PROGRESS

It’s been a few weeks since my last Snoqualmie knitalong post… I was hoping to be a little further along

GINGER JEANS // CONSTRUCTION DETAILS & PRETTY GUTS

  One of my favourite things to do when I’m lying in bed and trying to make the transition from

MADE // STOWE BAGS BY GRAINLINE STUDIO & FRINGE SUPPLY CO

Did I intend to write an installment for the Snoqualmie Knitalong this week? I did. Did I run into problem

BLACK LACE WATSON BRA

My bra game is depressing and tired right now. While I basically only wear me-made lingerie (with the exception of a

SNOQUALMIE KNITALONG: TUBULAR CAST ON + KNITTING RIBBING

Now that you’ve had a chance to work on your swatches and figure out your gauge, it’s time to finally

SNOQUALMIE KNITALONG // HOW TO KNIT CABLES + SWATCHING

The knitalong moves onwards! Last week we talked about the wool and additional supplies you need to get started on

SNOQUALMIE KNITALONG // SUPPLIES & YARN

Welcome knitalongers! Before we get started on our Snoqualmie Cardigan, we need to gather some supplies. The nice thing about

SNOQUALMIE KNITALONG // TALKING TO MICHELLE WANG

Before we get started collecting supplies for the Snoqualmie Cardigan knitalong, I wanted to talk the designer, Michelle Wang. I’m

ANNOUNCING THE SNOQUALMIE CARDIGAN KNITALONG!

If you haven’t noticed, knitting is my jam these days. There is something so soothing about it. Even when it’s