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Hi guys! So, this has been in the works pretty much all spring and I’m really happy to finally explain (part) of what I’ve been working on lately. I’ve wanted to make a number of improvements to the back pattern catalog for a while, so over the last few months I have been tweaking and updating almost all of my patterns. All the changes are now live and the whole shop is on sale until next Wednesday (discount code: SUMMERLOVIN). Here’s what is new:


The most exciting change is that I’ve expanded my size range for all of my patterns (except Nettie), and now offer sizes 0-20. This was something I’ve wanted to do for a while, but I had to confer with my grader and make sure that my sample size could be graded a little higher. So, if you ever wanted to make the Bombshell, Ginger or Carolyn but didn’t feel like grading up or down a size, I’ve got you covered! Unfortunately we couldn’t expand the sizes for Nettie because I had worked with a different grader on that pattern and it turned out to be impossible to regrade without getting a very different result, so I left it as is for now. Here is what my new size chart looks like:

Closet Case Files size chart


All my patterns now have French translations, and all future patterns will be launched with a French translation. Vive la français!


My copyshop files used to be formatted for North American printers, but now you should be able to print them on imperial or metric paper without issue. The files all now include written permission for single copy printing, for those of you who ran into that particular headache.


The Bombshell has been completely regraded and I’ve updated the instructions to come with very thorough illustrations instead of the photos I included before. I think the grading is much improved around the crotch and bum area so if you’ve bought the pattern in the past but haven’t yet made it up, I suggest downloading the new file.


The Ginger Jeans pattern has seen a few additional changes as well. I ended up developing the two options somewhat separately, and as a result there were a few discrepancies between the drafts. Rather than let it nag at me forever, I’ve fixed a few things that were bugging me:

  • The high-waisted version has been tweaked so that it lines up much better with View A when you’re trying to blend between options. They are now almost identical where they need to be.
  • Dropped the back saddle curve 1/2″ on both options, so you no longer need to do the alteration I suggested in the sewalong to help eliminate back of leg wrinkles.
  • Drafted a new pocket lining for the highwaisted option. In the sewalong I give direction for drafting a tummy supporting pocket stay, but Ginger now includes this piece in the pattern! It really creates a nice smooth line and I think will save you guys the time of doing it yourself.

If you’ve made a successful muslin for Ginger, none of this will effect you very much. However, if you have bought but haven’t made this pattern yet, I suggest downloading the updated and improved file.


To celebrate all these changes, I’m having a summer pattern sale until June 17th! Everything in the store will be 20% off if you use the discount code SUMMERLOVIN at checkout.

All of my existing customers should be able to access the new patterns using your old download links. If you’re having trouble, let me know!

  • Woohoo! My ass no longer outsizes your patterns! Thanks!

    • Michelle Rose

      Same here! (Well, mine does by a small amount, but now it’s at the add a tiny bit to the seam allowances point.) 😉

    • I thought your bum already fit? Or did you grade up Ginger?

      • Eh, technically my hips were an inch larger than the size chart suggested, but in a stretch pattern that didn’t matter! 🙂

  • Mandy Varelis

    Exciting! I had plans for another pair of Gingers in the high waist with tummy panel but hadn’t gotten to it yet. Now I won’t even have to draft it myself. Thanks for taking the time to do these improvements!

  • You’re a babe. That is all 🙂

  • Ashley Spencer

    How do we re-download the ginger? Is there an option to do so in our account because I don’t see it?

    • Michelle Rose

      +1 I found the link in my confirmation email, but it says that the order has expired.

      • Sarah Sarver

        Same here.

        • Hi Sarah. Hi Michelle. Can you email me at heather at closetcasefiles dot com with your order number? I’ll fix it!

        • Sarah Sarver

          Sent you an email. Thanks!

      • Hi Michelle. Can you email me at heather at closetcasefiles dot com with your order number? I’ll fix it!

  • Michelle Rose

    Oh this is awesome! Thank you so much for extending your size range! I’m in the boat of having bought a couple of CCF patterns but not having made them up yet because I was procrastinating on grading–now I don’t have to deal with that.

  • Becca A

    I bought the Bombshell swimsuit years ago from pattern review and when I finally looked at it this winter prior to a Caribbean vacation I discovered that I hadn’t selected the right option and had ordered the copy shop version. I may re-buy it now so that I can have the print at home version which I would actually use.

    • Is there anyway you could search your inbox for the invoice? I’ll just email you the print at home version!

  • Kayte Doggett

    Cool! Excited to try the Ginger for the first time this summer.

  • Thank you so much for focusing on quality over quantity on your patterns. I really appreciate you taking the time to go back and rework things and expand sizes. You’re amazing. Keep it up!

    • Aww thanks Jane! I probably would have had the new pattern out a little sooner if I didn’t go back and make these changes but I think it’s worth it in the end!

  • Harmony Gibbs

    This is great and I’m so happy to see this. I’m a 28 so I still outsize your patterns but I graded up the bombshell and look forward to seeing the changes you made. The ginger is tempting, but I’m not sure I’m up to the task just yet. Thanks for taking the time to make your patterns better.

    • You can do it Harmony 😉 Hopefully it will be a little easier to grade up if you ever want to!

  • Hi Heather,
    Totally agree with Jane, your focus on refining your existing patterns is to be lauded, that takes dedication. I haven’t worn a pair of jeans for years, I no longer fit my old ones and I hate trying them on. So when my mum gave me a heap of old fabric and I found some stretch denim at the bottom… I decided to get your pattern. I have seen so many great versions around. Thanks!

    • Thank you! It’s been a lot of work but I’m so happy I made the time. And hopefully you’ll get a good fit on Ginger – it’s the most satisfying thing EVER once you get it down!

  • ghainsom kom

    I got the Bombshell as part of a Perfect Parcel. How do I get the updated pattern?

    • Tina Papaspirou

      I was just about to post the same question.

      • Hi Tina. Can you email me at heather at closetcasefiles dot com? If you have some kind of email order invoice that would be great!

        • Tina Papaspirou

          Thank you very much for your immediate response 🙂

    • Can you email me at heather at closetcasefiles dot com? If you have some kind of email order invoice that would be great.

  • I bought the Ginger jeans from Kollabora – has the pattern been updated there? It’s awesome of you to go back and tidy up your patterns 🙂

    • Sara

      Same here! I bought Bombshell from the Etsy shop and Ginger in Kollabora. Can’t wait to try the new improvements!

      • I updated the files on both servers – they should be good to go! Let me know if you’re still accessing the old file.

        • Alli

          I just tried redownloading the files from Etsy, and it still has 2013 in the file name… is that the updated version?

        • Denise

          My Bombshell file on etsy has 2013 in the file name, too.

          • Check your email Denise!

          • Denise

            Wow, that was fast! Thank you! 🙂

        • Sara

          I have downloaded the files from both Kollabora and Etsy, but they are still the older versions. I guess something is wrong with the servers. Thanks in advance!

        • This is great! I was just telling my mom that I would make her a bombshell swimsuit but I would have had to grade the size up. I bought it on Etsy as well and it is still showing the old file when I download it. Though I might be doing something wrong….

    • I have to update the file in Kollabora…. should be cool in an hour or so!

    • I also bought my Ginger pattern on Kollabora… so I’ll wait patiently (at least I’ll try) for the update

      • I just updated the files so it should be all good!

        • Awesome! Thanks!

        • Ok, just trying to make sure that I’m not being a bit slow, but how can I tell the updated pattern files from the original? Is the extended size chart on the updated doc? I also just realised that my Bombshell pattern was not individually purchased but came through Pattern Parcel. What would I need to do to get the updated one?

  • Teri

    I just bought the Ginger pattern for the first time yesterday. Do I need to re-download it?

    • Yep! For the new and improved version anyway 😉

  • Kelly

    Similar to others, I bought the Ginger Jeans pattern last week from Girl Charlee, but haven’t yet started it. How can I get the updated pattern? Is that a possibility? Thank you. Kelly

    • I just sent the owner the new files. I’m not sure how it works on their server but the new file should be updated within a few days. If you don’t want to wait email me at heather at closetcasefiles dot with your order number or invoice and I’ll email you the file!

      • Kelly

        Thank you. I’m very impressed by your customer service!

  • Monserratt Lopez

    🙂 this is pretty awesome Heather! Thank you! 🙂

  • I managed to download the French instructions for the Carolyn pajamas I already bought – thank you very much!!

  • Awh man! I just got the ginger jeans a few weeks ago. Is there anyway I could get the updated one without having to purchase it all over again? :/

    • Of course! If you purchased it from my store you will be able to download the latest file no problem.

  • I would love to get the Ginger Jeans edits. I have the pattern already. I think my email I registered with you is mecheverria4(@)msn(dot)com

    • Just sent you a new download link! It’s good till September.

      • Thank you! I have a second pair to make in my queue. I can’t wait!

  • Yay!! I haven’t made Bombshell or Ginger but just got a stack of denim in the mail. I’ve also been craving Carolyn… and I’m just too self-conscious for a body suit, but maybe Nettie. I just love seeing it with full skirts!

  • Kristin S

    Ooh, even better versions of some of my favorite patterns! Thank you, Heather! I bought the Bombshell pattern on Etsy and the file name there doesn’t look like it’s updated… is it?

    • Can you email me Kristin? heather at closetcasefiles dot com.

  • I’ll chime in with everyone thanking you for paying so much attention to quality. I just started making my Ginger muslin. Since I need to possibly start over anyway, I’ll reprint the pattern and take it from there.

    • Thanks Caroline! Just want to give you guys the best product possible.

  • fayedoll1

    This is wonderful! I purchased the Ginger pattern but have not made it up yet. How do I go about downloading the revised Ginger pattern???

    • If you purchased it from my actual store (and not Etsy or Kollabora) you will be able to download the up-to-date file with your old download link. Otherwise email me at!

  • So thrilled to see the expanded sizing! I generally fit into your size 18 (which I find equivalent to about 14-16 in RTW), but the lack of larger sizes has always been the one thing which hasn’t thrilled me with your patterns. High waisted Gingers are on my ‘to do soon’ project list. Even though I’ve already printed/assembled the old paper version, I think I’ll do it again for the fixes.

  • Katja

    Hi Heather, that’s great, you are awesome!! But Kollabora won’t give me the new files of the Ginger I bought there. Lesson learned, next time I will buy directly from you 😉

  • You. Are. Amazing! I really hope you treated yourself to a bottle of wine after all of that ^

  • Tasha

    I purchased the Bombshell from Indiesew, has that file been updated as well?

  • Emma H

    Thank you for taking the time to update your patterns and just being awesome! I just printed out the ginger pattern last week but haven’t cut into it yet. Is there certain pages of the print-at-home file that are updated so I can just print those out instead of the whole pattern again? Thinking about the environment 🙂

    • Hi Emma. If you’re making view B you would just have to reprint the pages for the back leg. View B changed a little bit all over the place (except for the back pockets) so it would probably have to be reprinted. Print on the other side of the paper? Sorry about that!

  • Bonnie Legg Ditterline

    I tried to use the coupon code, but it didn’t work. It’s only 9:15 here, what’s the time zone for the promotion?

    • Must be a time difference thing? I made a special code for you till the end of day today: SUMMERLOVIN2. Enjoy!

      • Bonnie

        You’re so kind, thank you!

  • Ronja Zigler

    NO!! How did I miss this sale? ALL FOUR OF THESE PATTERNS ARE ON MY WISH LIST!!!
    20% off would have meant all of them are in my house… Probably a good thing for my budget that I missed them then.