Yes you heard it right – we managed to pin down THE Heather Lou to visit our podcast nook whilst she was visiting London for teaching and adventures in Europe! We are both very inspired by this lady and all she does so we may say that it was a dream come true for us both!!
Heather Lou is the easiest podcast guest – you can just throw anything at her and she will wax lyrical for hours. She knows a lot about SO many things so of course we discuss sewing but also Historical museums, wanting to be a jazz singer and the film Notting Hill! There is a LOT of good stuff in this episode!
Just hearing about how she started Closet Case Patterns is inspiring enough but discussing her team, vision, branding and plans is flabbergasting! What a woman!!
We know you’ll all know Heather Lou so there’s no need for an introduction – just enjoy!
This episode was bought to you by Netprinter
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Heather Lou is the woman behind Closet Case Patterns – a independant sewing pattern company and blog.
ALL THE THINGS MENTIONED
NOTTING HILL film… at Kenwood House (which is about 10mins walk from Gabby’s flat)!
Stockholm museums – (design one is called Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design)
Solange – colour palettes in videos like this one:
Gretchen Jones best known from project runway:
Heather Lou’s interviewing Gretchen for Seamwork magazine: https://www.seamwork.com/issues/2015/12/a-closet-tour-with-gretchen-jones
THE NEW STUDIO/ OFFICE PREMISE: (aka Studio porn!)
Jenny Overalls Pattern:
SallieOh – illustrator for all Closet Case Patterns.
Montreal Spoolettes sewing community:
Love To Sew Podcast (based in TORONTO!)
Map of Canada (for Gabby and Megan!!)
+++ Theme song created by Stephen Ellis +++
+++ Podcast edited by Gabby Young and Stephen Ellis +++