Sleeveless Appleton Wrap Dress
Posted by Helen | 23/10/2017 | Into My Closet

Since interviewing Jenny on the Love to Sew Podcast I knew I needed to give Cashmerette Patterns a try, and what better place to start than with her first pattern, the Appleton Wrap Dress! I have loved every version of this dress I have seen and I was pretty confident that it would suit my figure quite well. The fitted silhouette is a little out of my comfort zone, but I feel like 1 million bucks in it. The Appleton dress has cup sizing (as do all Cashmerette patterns), so you can get a great fit around the bust without...

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Deer and Doe Lupin Jacket
Posted by Helen | 16/10/2017 | Into My Closet

This pattern has been sitting in my pattern stash for about a year and I am so excited to finally have sewn it up! This is the Lupin Jacket from Deer & Doe and it is my first time working with a D&D pattern! I fell in love with the sporty design of this jacket when I first saw it and I decided to make it in a tencel twill to showcase the drape of the front lapels. I really like how it turned out and it has been getting a lot of wear this fall season! Since I chose to...

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Wednesday Weekly #105
Posted by Helen | 11/10/2017 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday, makers! This week I am frantically trying to get some things together before my trip back to Camp Workroom Social! I can't wait to go this year, especially since Caroline is coming with me this time. We are going to spend a few days in Brooklyn, too, so if you have recommendations for good places to eat and shop, let me know! Since I will be away next week there won't be a Wednesday Weekly on the 18th. I was toying with the idea of putting it together while traveling but ultimately decided to take a break. We...

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Alina Design Co Hampton Jacket
Posted by Helen | 09/10/2017 | Into My Closet

When Alina asked me if I wanted to join in the Hampton Jean Jacket tour I had to say yes! I have mentioned wanting to make this project on the podcast, so I it felt like the perfect opportunity to finally get going. I do tend to make things happen if there is a deadline, and I also love a good challenge. Alina mentioned that some of the other ladies on the tour were modifying the jacket in different ways and getting creative with the project, so of course, I wanted to get on board with that! I am first in this week's...

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Wednesday Weekly
Posted by Helen | 04/10/2017 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy October, makers! We have been having the most gorgeous weather here in Vancouver the past week, so I am taking advantage of the sunshine and going for walks in the crisp, autumn air. I've been on a bit of sewing hiatus while I focus on finishing up my next pattern (exciting!!), but once that is on my plate I have plans to batch sew a bunch of basics for winter. I'm talkin' Rumi tanks, Plaintain tees, Watson undies, and Hudsons. Since I am working from home these days, I am focusing on replacing my old RTW loungewear with nice handmade items...

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Carolyn Pajama Shorts
Posted by Helen | 02/10/2017 | Into My Closet

Every once in a while a fabric pops up in my inbox that causes me to abandon all other project plans and make something completely unexpected. This banana print was that fabric. I snatched it up from Blackbird Fabrics to make the ultimate summer PJ's! For the PJ shorts, I used the Carolyn Pajama shorts pattern, which I have made before in flannel. I love this pattern because it has all the nice details of classic PJs, while still being quick to sew up. It especially nice in a lightweight cotton like this banana fabric. For the PJ top, I used...

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