Heavenly Cielo

A review of Closet Core Patterns Cielo Top and Dress

Reviewed by Nina - Talesofthesewingcity on 10th March, 2020

Heather Lou and the Closet Case team have just released the Rome collection in an extended size range. All the publicity around the re-release reminded me of the lovely Cielo top pattern which I’d been planning to make since it was published last summer – those pouffy sleeves!. I celebrated by making the first of many new Cielo tops.

I used a black, flowery viscose that drapes really well that I bought in a fabric-purchasing frenzy at the Stitch Festival. I made plenty of errors with construction (detailed on the blog) but I really loved making this top. It’s not just because I could see she was a lovely thing as I was making her – but also because the pattern was really well put together, easy to follow and fun.

I had to walk down to our local sewing shop (Sweet Seams) to get some more black thread mid afternoon on Saturday, and I realised I was walking along with a big grin on my face – because I was in the middle of a really happy sewing day. I totally recommend this pattern – it’s lovely to make and lovely to wear.

Now I think I need a Cielo dress …


Cielo – a heavenly project