Heather Lou

Hi there! I'm Heather Lou, founder of Closet Core Patterns and Core Fabrics. Sewing is my life and my passion, and I care deeply about making beautiful clothes that last. Loves: french seams and thread basting. Loathes: pinking shears and seam ripping.

Tiered Gathered Silk Skirt | Handmade by Closet Core Patterns

A Magical Tiered Skirt (Plus a Personal Update!)

Mile End Sweatshirt pattern | Sweatshirt & hoodie pattern by Closet Core Patterns

Introducing the Montreal Lounge Pattern Collection!

Ice dyeing tutorial - Ice tie dye

Create Your Own Custom Tie Dye Prints with Ice Dyeing!

Dyeing fabric & Clothing wth avocados // Easy Natural Dyeing tutorial // Closet Core Patterns

Get Pink! How to Dye Clothing & Fabric with Avocados

Kalle Shirtdress pattern by Closet Core Patterns | Now in sizes 14-30!

Kalle & Charlie Now Available in Sizes 14-30!

Natural dyeing 101 - how to dye fabric and clothing with natural dyes // Closet Core Patterns

Natural Dyeing 101 - How to Use Natural Dyes!

Introduction to dyeing clothing and fabric // Closet Core Patterns

Get Your Dye On: An Introduction to Dyeing Clothing and Fabric

Amy Jumpsuit pattern hack with strapless shirred bodice // Handmade by Closet Core Patterns

Hacking a Strapless Amy Jumpsuit with Elastic Shirring!

Ashton Tank by Helen's Closet // Handmade by Closet Core Patterns

Wardrobe Building: the Ashtop Top by Helen's Closet

Fitting Adjustments for the Elodie Wrap Dress

Elodie Wrap Dress Pattern // Closet Core Patterns

The Elodie Wrap Dress: Tester Round-up

Elodie Wrap Dress Pattern // Midi skirt and long sleeve // by Closet Core Patterns

Introducing the Elodie Wrap Dress pattern!

It's a New Era: Say Hello to Closet Core Patterns

Ariana Dress pattern by Style Arc // Handmade by Closet Core Patterns

Ice Dyeing Magic: the Ariana Dress from Style Arc

A Midi Fiore Skirt for Summer

Fitting tips for the Blanca Flight Suit // Closet Core Patterns

Fitting Advice for the Blanca Flight Suit

Blanca Flight Suite Pattern // Boiler Suit sewing pattern // Available from Closet Core Patterns

Finishing Details: Hems, Buttons and Belts | Blanca Flight Suit Sewalong

The Blanca Flight Suit Tester Round-Up!

Blanca Flight Suit

Introducing the Blanca Flight Suit in sizes 0-30!

A Shearling Lined Sienna Maker Jacket with Quilted Back!

DIY quilted jacket // McCalls 7549 // Handmade by Closet Core Patterns

Slow Sewing: A Stash Busting Quilted Jacket / McCalls 7549

The Hows and Whys of Underlining Fabric Explained

How to make a muslin or toile // Closet Core Patterns

How to Make a Muslin (the Couture Way!)

Rachel Comey DIY Jumpsuit // pattern Vogue 1546 // Handmade by Closet Core Patterns

A Post-Modern Rachel Comey Jumpsuit in Brown Silk

Inside my Couture Tour of Paris with Susan Khalje

McCalls 7154 - Couture 1930's Evening Gown in 4 ply silk charmeuse // Handmade by Closet Core Patterns

Couture Sewing: 1930s Silk Evening Gown

Couture Sewing instructor Susan Khalje // Interview by Closet Core Patterns

Discovering Couture Sewing with Susan Khalje

Reflections for A New Year: Quality is Queen

Heather's Sienna Maker Jacket with embroidered yoke // Handmade by Closet Core Patterns

Heather's Embroidered Sienna Maker Jacket!

Dart fitting tips - Learn how to fit darts for your body | Tutorial by Closet Core Patterns

A Dart is Just a Suggestion: Fitting Darts for Your Body

Sienna Maker Jacket with Corri-Lynn Tetz // Pattern from Closet Core Patterns

Montreal Maker Series: Meet Corri-Lynn Tetz

Montreal Maker Series: Meet Trudy Crane!