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Closet Case Patterns  A sewing pattern company and blog for the modern maker, we help you create the chic me-made wardrobe of your dreams. 👀 our founder @heatherlou

Fall is on its way. May we wring every moment from our Charlie Caftans while the going is good. Gorgeous make & image from @josephine_sans_marcelle. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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It's getting to be that time again... Jacket Weather. This lined Kelly Anorak from @diygeorgia is perfect because it’s a) Our brand colour and b) My ultimate outerwear fantasy.
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☔️At last at last!! Finally finished my @closetcase.patterns #kellyanorak
Made out of a PVC coated cotton from @wearethefabricstore and lined with a gingham knit, this was seriously the hardest project I’ve ever completed, and I’m never working with this fabric again! Thanks to @fredericasteiner for keeping me sane throughout the sewing process - look out for our matching Kelly’s soon!
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Well this is a new one! The brilliant @sewnorth used our Morgan Jeans for her fella. Colour me impressed!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Morgan Jeans on a MAN?! Pull me back down to earth if I’m getting too confident but damn I think I nailed it. This is my second pair of me-made jeans; batting 50/50 selfish/selfless and this gift for my husband is at the top-of-all-time good-feels. Vintage raw selvedge denim from my local fabric outlet. Please give me a year and I’ll report back on how they fade. 😎 Here are my fitting notes:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🔹 Lengthened legs by 3.5” (he’s 6’4”). 🔹 Lengthened rise by 1”. 🔹 Straightened the outer leg seam to run along beautiful selvedge edge. 🔹 Pink zipper fly instead of buttons to match pink thread on selvedge⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🔹 Reduced a bit of the hip curve. 🔹 Flat and low seat adjustments. 🔹 Deepened pocket bags by about 2”. 🔹 Larger seam allowance around the front pocket curve and lining to create larger opening for his huge hands. 🔹 Stamped his initials into leather patch 💙.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Wow. @mrs_selinaparker looks so glowing and beautiful in her floral Charlie Caftan I almost want to get pregnant. Almost. Check out her comments for making this pattern more maternity friendly!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Oh baby! 34 weeks pregnant, and still rocking that bump. Being 5’9”, pregnant and curvy in general, finding cute clothes in Japan is next to impossible so I am happy I am able to sew. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I followed the maxi version of the Charlie Caftan with a few maternity alterations. I raised the neckline/shoulder seam 1 inch, moved the placket up 1 inch, and graded the side seams up a size at the waistline down to ensure PLENTY of room for my expanding belly. I also omitted the pockets to reduce bulk at the waist/hips, and lengthened the dress by about 5 inches for added height and needed length to go over then bump!! So happy with the fit and look. Super comfy AND flattering and I will wear post-delivery as well! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Here's Harry & I, refusing to make eye contact. Maybe because he doesn't want to be blinded by this insane psychedelic print. This was our first "finished" sample of our latest pattern, the Amy Jumpsuit, and I wasn't intending on loving it as much as I do. Turns out I'm still a print gal, it just has to be the right, weird one. More about this make on the blog today, link in profile! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The lovely @kyrajclarke has been testing for us for ages. Her feedback is always stellar, as are her fabric choices. How pretty is this blue tencel for our Amy Jumpsuit?!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I tested the new #closetcasepatterns #amyjumpsuit a couple of weeks ago. It’s a super fun, breezy make that I’m looking forward to seeing enough sun to be able to hang out in. I made it in a tencel for good drape. The final version has a raised bust dart and thus a slightly different bodice look (here I shortened the straps so the dart was in the right place). Also so much love for the pockets! Thanks for another great pattern, team!

A very chic jumpsuit/shoe strategy here from @sewspoke in our latest, the Amy Jumpsuit.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Leave it to @closetcase.patterns to design a modern silhouette that we didn’t know we needed in our closets. The new Amy Jumpsuit is breezy, chic, comfy and near perfection. And it has pockets. .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Pattern: Amy Jumpsuit @closetcase.patterns ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Fabric: Tencel Rayon @imaginegnats .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Sandwashed silk is my favourite fabric EVER. I found a bolt of this in San Francisco while fabric shopping with @ebonyh and I've been hoarding it and waiting for the right moment.... This was the moment.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Stop and smell the roses in our latest baby, the Amy Jumpsuit Pattern. Easy to make and wear, it sits at that cozy intersection of Chic and Comfort, and is basically begging to be sewn in an eye-catching print. Fabric by @artgalleryfabrics.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Amy here is the namesake of our latest pattern and I don't know what I would have done without her in my life over the past few years. She's equal parts best pal, life coach, employee, creative sounding board and weekly Bachelor co-viewer (there is so much shade thrown on Monday night we are basically under cover of darkness). She's an ex-dancer, a small business owner, an amazing mother and one of the funniest people I've ever met. When I quipped about this being her first modeling job she declared, "I'll have you know I once modeled wigs for a drugstore catalog". I spit water all over my keyboard. I love you Amy! Check her out ar @fils_et_fils.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I visited the most spectacularly special fabric store I’ve ever been to yesterday and I’m still thinking about it. I’m in London to teach some jeanmaking workshops at @newcrafthouse and stopped by @clothhouse for the first time. It is crammed to the gills with the most lovingly sourced collection of ethical and artisanally made fabrics: ikat from India, extraordinary linens and traditional prints from Japan, naturally bleached and hand loomed denims. I wanted everything so badly I almost left with nothing, before finally taking a deep breath and finding a gorgeous hand woven selvage denim and a squishy, quilted double sided linen & cotton that I may or may not dye, and that is custom made just for them. If you’re ever in London, it is a must visit; I had a lovely chat with the owner and really respect their mission. More in my stories...

Thank you for your outrageously positive response to our new pattern, the Amy Jumpsuit! Someone suggested it was yoga friendly and I am going to have to agree. Especially when you're standing on top of a well in the woods like Amy here.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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This lovely rayon challis is from the "Arizona After" collection of @artgalleryfabrics, designed by @aprilrhodes.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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