Tag Archive: CLOSET CASE PATTERNS

Stretch Woven Fabric Options for the Sasha Trousers

Today I want to talk fabric options for our latest pattern, the Sasha Trousers. This pattern was designed for stretch

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Styling Inspiration for the Sasha Trousers Pattern

Sasha Trousers Pattern // Styling Inspiration // Outfits for pants or trousersWe launched the Sasha Trousers this week, and I couldn’t be happier about adding this wardrobe staple to your closet, and

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Meet our Latest Pants Pattern: the Sasha Trousers!

Sasha Trousers Pattern // Ultimate pants pattern // Closet Case PatternsI’ve had my dream pants pattern in mind for a while now. They would be slim fitting with a little

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Amanda vs Carolyn Pajamas

When I found out I was heading in for my third round of surgery in 12 months I made the decision that it was important to have some sassy sleepwear ready for my recovery. I hunted around for some delightful fabrics that conveyed “recuperation with style AND sophistication” to really hit home that this was…

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Our New Pattern Expansion: Add Sleeves to the Kalle Shirtdress!

Sleeve Pattern Expansion for Kalle Shirtdress Pattern // Closet Case PatternsOur new pattern expansion for the Kalle Shirtdress is now available in our shop, and I’m super happy to offer it to

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Pattern Review: Closet Case Patterns Sophie Swimsuit Bikini Top

Since Sophie was released, there’s been a million and one amazing makes of this swimsuit. The consensus: it is well drafted, stylish, and achievable. But I can’t be the only one thinking looks great, but will it fit my mega-boobs? Let’s be real, that’s what I’m thinking about every swimsuit pattern ever, while giving it…

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a Kelly jacket

jacket – Kelly anorak // top – Dear Creatures // jeans – self-drafted // shoes – Swedish Hasbeens Sometime last year I developed a huge affinity for anorak style jackets. Before that I’d been partial to peacoats and what I’ve dubbed “sleeping bag coats“, but I guess technically before that I lived in Boston where […]

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Moving On

Oof. One of those days where the moment you step out of the front door your hair goes to hell. Damn you, humidity! I’ve finally worked this dress out of my system. I think. This is my fifth Charlie Caftan, … Continue reading

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Completed: The Kalle Shirtdress

I’ve still got a few more summer projects that I haven’t shared yet, so bear with me here! Although, to be fair – we should be well within the throes of summer heat for at least the next month here (yes, it did warm up again!). I made this dress a couple of months ago, […]

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Completed: Liberty of London Carolyn Pajamas

I hope y’all are ready to look at some fancy shit today. Behold, my newest set of pajamas – also known as the most expensive thing I sleep in 😛 A few months ago, I was contacted by Josephine’s Dry Goods to try out a piece of Liberty fabric from their staggering collection. They actually […]

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Closet Case Patterns – Ginger Flares

This is my third pair of Gingers.  The first pair are here, but the second pair didn’t make it to the blog due to bad fabric happening to good sewists.  Anyway, the fabric for this pair came from a sale at Sherwood Fabrics. My first pair…

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Pattern Review: Closet Case Patterns Kalle Shirt and Shirtdress

Kia ora fellow sewing mavens! Being a gal “workin’ for the man” full time, I’m somewhat lacking in sewing time (and let’s be honest, patience), I want each pattern I purchase to work multiple ways, preferably straight out of the packet. I want those garments to work on a drizzly Auckland Monday in July, or…

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Tips For Sewing a V Neckline // Charlie Caftan

How to Sew a V Neckline // Charlie Caftan Pattern // Closet Case PatternsToday we are wrapping up posts on our Charlie Caftan pattern with this tutorial on sewing a V neckline with

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Pattern Adjustments for the Charlie Caftan

Pattern adjustments for the Charlie Caftan // Closet Case PatternsGenerally we would have written a post on pattern adjustments a little earlier, but since we bumped up the tutorial

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Finishing the Center Panel // Charlie Caftan

Charlie Caftan Finishing Center Panel // Closet Case PatternsLast week we walked you through sewing the inset panel of your Charlie Caftan; today we’ll focus on beautifully finishing

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Kaftans and Kimonos

The release of the Charlie Caftan reminded me how much I adore kaftans and kimonos. (We can debate the spelling of kaftan/caftan some other time!) Kaftans and kimonos are perfect for summer months – for home, for the beach, for … Continue reading

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Fabric Options for the Charlie Caftan Pattern

Charlie Caftan Fabric Options // Closet Case PatternsHey there! Today I want to talk fabric for our new Charlie Caftan Pattern. Thankfully you have a lot of

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Charlie Caftan In Viscose Victory

This beautiful viscose was kindly gifted to me by Bobbins & Buttons in Leicester. You can see their full supply of viscose here (though sadly none of this leaf print left). Don’t weep! I have found an alternative source of the … Continue reading

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New Pattern Roundup for June 2017

Summer is in full swing now, and that means that we’re starting to get our first glimpses of fall patterns for 2017. Butterick and Simplicity both released their fall collections this past month. We had a ton of indie releases in June, but as someone still very much in a summer mindset as a northern…

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The Charlie Caftan Pattern: Inspiration & Styling

Caftan dress inspiration // Charlie Caftan Pattern & Kaftan Pattern // Closet Case PatternsHello caftan lovers! I never knew there were so many of you out there, but judging  by the smash success

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Tips For Sewing The Charlie Caftan Bodice Panel

I thought I’d share my tips for sewing the bodice panel into view B of the Charlie Caftan from Closet Case Patterns. These steps are covered in pages 13-15 of the PDF instructions. As the instructions tell you, accuracy is … Continue reading

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Welcome Summer with our Charlie Caftan Pattern!

Charlie Caftan Pattern / Kaftan Pattern // Closet Case PatternsI am reaaaallly excited about this one. We are going through a serious heat wave in Montreal right now, when

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Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress Pattern Roundup

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

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indigo days

Hey guys! It’s been a hot minute. Or maybe more than a hot minute? Lately I’ve definitely fallen prey to the instant gratification of Instagram over the longer format of a blog post, but I’m trying to make myself sit down and actually blog, because, qu…

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Choosing Shirtmaking Fabric // Kalle Sewalong

Choosing Fabric // Kalle Shirt+Dress Sewalong // Closet Case PatternsThe first step with any great sewing project is choosing the perfect fabric. Thankfully our Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress works

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Shirtdress Inspiration & Styling // Kalle Sewalong

Shirtdress & Oversized Button Down Shirt // Inspiration & styling // Kalle Shirtdress pattern Sewalong // Closet Case PatternsWelcome to the first day of the Kalle Shirt + Shirtdress Sewalong! We’ll be covering construction of the Kalle pattern

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Our Current Studio Set-up

Our current sewing studio set-up // Closet Case PatternsGrowing a business is challenging for a lot of reasons, and one of the things I’ve struggled with the most

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Completed: Morgan Pants

I have a well-documented love for the Ginger Jeans pattern. In fact, I love making (and wearing!) this pattern so much, that I just stopped posting about it. After you finish the 10th pair of pants, it just feeling way too fucking redundant to keep posting the same pattern praise over and over again. Needless to […]

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