Heather Lou makes patterns that intimidate me - jeans, coats, bathing suits.
Today on the show Heather is going to tell me, quite frankly, why they shouldn't.
Heather is the designer behind Closet Case Files, an indie pattern company that specializes mostly in offering "more involved" sewing projects that will grow your sewing practice, but also a few lovely basics that are great to have in your collection.
She's the genius behind the Ginger Jeans - the pattern that, in my humble opinion, completely introduced jean making onto the indie sewing radar.
For obvious reasons, she seemed like the perfect guest to have on the show to talk about another type of more involved sewing project I'm sure you listeners would love to learn more about: Coat making.
Get ready for an awesome, informative episode all about making something wonderful to bundle up in this winter! I know you're going to leave this episode feeling inspired and empowered to take on a sewing project you've never considered before - I sure did!
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Some of the patterns we mentioned during our chat today are the Claire Coat, Kelly Anorak, and Ginger Jeans.
Some of the fabric stores Heather mentions are Mood, Britex, and Blackbird Fabric.
There are so many AMAZING tips for coat making in her Claire Coat Sewalong.
Also this Red Kelly Anorak post is a wealth of information - plus it's gorgeous!
Try adding warmth with Thinsulate or Lambswool.
Tools that Heather recommends for coat making (and other projects) are a silk organza pressing cloth, a tailors ham, and a seam roll.
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Creative lifestyle blogger, dedicated to the process of making new things and worrying about being perfect LATER. Lover of Instagram, making things, and wearing dresses instead of pants.
I post a new handmade garment every Wednesday!