Carolyn: The Review

As a member of the wider Minerva Maker team, I receive emails every month or so with fabrics that they’d like showcased for their website. I’ve never seen anything that was perfect, until in October 2019 I saw The One. Read more about the story here, for this post will not be about the making…

Ginger Jeans

Once upon a time, I looked upon my wardrobe and said “I could really do with a pair of jeans.” Woe was me, for there were no trousers within my clothing collection that had that easy-wearing nonchalance of a nice pair of jeans. There is a reason that almost all wardrobes contain a pair of…

Sashaying along in Sasha

The Sasha Pants, by Closet Case Patterns, has long been on my radar. There’s something about them, in their simplicity, that’s very appealing. To top it off, they’re made in fabric with a slight stretch. What a dream! I added them to my Make 9 2020 plans, as I’d already ordered the fabric late last…

Makers Gonna Make

The Sienna Maker Jacket, by Closet Case Files, jumped all of my queues. It was the jacket of my fantasies and at first I couldn’t get View A out of mind. But, do I really need a long-line, but lighter weight (it’s unlined) jacket? Not right now. Hence, maker’s guilt was high. One morning in…

Pietra Potential

I must admit that my first impression of this trouser / short pattern wasn’t very favourable: I actually plain didn’t like them. It was only when tester versions started to appear that I saw their appeal: there was something about the Closet Case Patterns styling that just wasn’t working for me.   We booked our…