Wednesday Weekly
Posted by Helen | 22/02/2017 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday!  This has been a busy week for me as I gear up for the release of my next pattern! I am so excited to share it with you all and I am also really looking forward to being 'done'. Do you ever get the feeling with projects? It can be so challenging to reach the finish line sometimes, but it always feels amazing when you make it. Stay tuned next week for the big reveal! *insert smiley squeal here* :) News (clockwise from top left) Straight Stitch Designs released the Phinney Ridge Cardigan. Check out the new patterns from Mimi G...

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Toaster Sweater 1
Posted by Helen | 20/02/2017 | Into My Closet

How could I resist making this season’s most popular indie pattern, the Sew House Seven Toaster Sweater!? It has been regularly popping up on my Instagram feed and blogroll and I am loving every version I see. It was also included in the #SewMyStyle project as the perfect cozy layer for cooler months. I saw Christine Haynes’ versions in person at Camp Workroom Social last year and was immediately smitten, as if the gorgeous model pics weren't enough to sway me. This style was all the rage in RTW this year and I am so into this comfy look. I...

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Wednesday Weekly
Posted by Helen | 15/02/2017 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday! There were so many pattern releases this week! I love seeing all the spring goodies coming out, it's making me very excited to get sewing. I also recently cleared out my closet and it felt soooo good.  I was inspired by Style Bee, and I am carefully planning my next few makes to fill in some gaps in my wardrobe. News (clockwise from top left) Sew Caroline released the Primrose Peplum top. Hey June released the Mountain Pose Yoga Pants. Ohhhlulu released the Romy Bra and a FREE panty pattern, Celeste. Tessuti released the Leni Top, and it goes...

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Best Indie Patterns for Colour Blocking
Posted by Helen | 13/02/2017 | Indie Darling

Yes, I spell colour with a 'u' - I am Canadian. Colour, doughnut, flavour, favourite, honour, etc. They just don't look right without the u! ANYways, enough of that. I was playing with photoshop the other day, and it got me thinking about all the cool patterns released lately that offer nice fabric blocking opportunities. Whether you want to play with colour, print, or texture, there are some great options available and it seems to be a trend for spring 2017.  It has also been a looooong time since the last Indie, Darling post, so I am overdue for one...

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Wednesday Weekly Helens Closet
Posted by Helen | 08/02/2017 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday!  There is so much lovely bra and underwear making goodness happening this week and it falls so nicely in line with my sewing pursuits of late. I can't wait to make another Harriet bra and I am loving my new Watson. Thanks to you all for your lovely compliments and encouragement! I will be sharing more bras very soon. News  (clockwise from top left) Tilly and the Buttons released the Zadie dress, and I have already seen so many cool versions of this. Check out Meg’s and Amy’s. Cloth Habit released the Harriet Bra, an underwire bra pattern that is...

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Cloth Habit Watson Bra
Posted by Helen | 06/02/2017 | Into My Closet

Yup, I have just posted pictures of myself in my underwear on the internet. I did not hit 'publish' without a little (or a lot) of consideration. What will my friends think? What will my mother think? What if a future employer sees this? What if my CURRENT employer sees this!? On and on the list goes. In the end, I decided that I felt good about it, regardless of whoever may take a look. I want this blog to promote confidence. Body confidence, creative confidence, fashion confidence, and feeling great about our accomplishments. I'm super proud of my bra-making efforts and...

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