A Scrap of Inspiration

Having spent the last chapter of my life in transition, I’ve learned a thing or two about the art of packing and unpacking. From Maine to Colorado to Montana, a few (many) things were left behind, while only the essentials (sewing supplies and a shirt or two) were routinely packed. Just as I became a [Read More]

Closet Core Fiona Sundress

Closet Core Fiona Sundress

Closet Core Patterns recently changed their name from Closet Case, and for good reason! In the email that founder Heather Lou sent to her wholesalers apprising us of the change she said, “This small business grew out of a humble sewing blog called Closet Case Files back in 2011, which evolved into Closet Case Patterns [Read More]

Sew House Seven Free Range Slacks

I love a TNT (Tried and True) pattern that I can make over and over again and that works in many different fabrics. The pattern gets easier each time I make it, and I’m able to make little tweaks to the tissue so that the garment fits better with each re-making. TNT patterns are hard [Read More]

The Ipswich Swimsuit Wrap-Up

Ipswich Swimsuit Wrap Up

Just in time for warm weather in Montana, I have completed my Ipswich Swimsuit from Cashmerette! Bess and I did a little photo shoot on my roof-top deck, and, as you can see, I am so pleased with the reults! I want to wrap up this project by linking to all five of my Facebook [Read More]

True Bias Calvin Wrap Top

If you find yourself melting away in the heat of the day, it may be because you stepped out of the house wearing too much clothing for comfort. Don’t sweat it! Today we present the cool, and casual True Bias Calvin Wrap Top. Don this top and stroll by the river with an ice cream [Read More]

Closet Core Pietra Shorts

A good pair of fashion-forward shorts can be hard to find. They need to be cute, but functional. Ideally they’re a garment that elevates your outfit without sacrificing your comfort. It’s an elusive concept. Lucky for you, after our years of tireless pattern testing here at The Confident Stitch, we’ve managed to crack the code: [Read More]

Kangaroo Book Pillow Fat Quarter Project

Kangaroo Book Pillow

If you were one of our wonderful customers who bought ten or twenty of the 7,000 fat quarters we recently shipped, you may be looking for a fun fat quarter project! May I suggest a Kangaroo Book Pillow! Fat quarters are the perfect size for a 16” square reading pillow. It’s a fun and easy [Read More]

Schoolhouse Tunic Pattern Review

Schoolhouse Tunic Blog Post

As the Missoula Valley bursts to life with raging rivers and popping wildflowers, we find ourselves searching for ways to soak up the long-awaited sunshine. And, what better way to celebrate nature’s colors than with a burst of color in our wardrobe?! A few weeks ago we discussed Cashmerette’s Webster Dress – a stylish garment [Read More]

Kate’s Tips and Tricks for Sewing with Denim

I’ve just started sewing a new pair of Cashmerette Ames jeans using our Repreve Stretch Denim in White, and I’m over the moon about it! I’ve always wanted a pair of white jeans, and summer is the perfect time to make my white denim dream a reality! I’ll be sharing many tips for sewing with [Read More]