Wednesday Weekly
Posted by Helen | 22/11/2017 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday, Makers! There are just a few days left before Black Friday and I’m sure some of you may have plans to do a little sewing shopping this weekend. If you want to save on patterns and fabric, check out the Made By Sara blog for a roundup of all the sales happening! News (clockwise from top left) Victory Patterns released the Amira Capsule Collection, including the Esther Pants, Frances Shirt & Dress, and the Samara Robe & Cardigan. Thread Theory released some really cool wallet patterns, just in time for holiday gift sewing! Marilla Walker released new patterns, the...

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Lander Pants
Posted by Helen | 20/11/2017 | Into My Closet

The Lander Pant is my favorite pattern to be released this fall and I am so happy for Kelli from True Bias. Kelli recently made the jump to paper patterns and the Landers are available in print from her shop! If you want to hear more about this process from Kelli herself, check out episode 8 of the Love to Sew podcast! For my Landers, I really wanted to make a pair in denim. I had so many light denim crop pants pinned on my inspiration board, and this pattern totally fit the bill! I used a non-stretch cotton denim from Blackbird...

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Wednesday Weekly
Posted by Helen | 15/11/2017 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday! I want to thank all of the bloggers and pattern designers who have contacted me to give me their information about their blogs and companies. In almost all the emails I received, people were a little timid and shy about sharing and I know it can be really hard to put yourself out there! I really appreciate it and I hope that people continue to point me to their creative projects, I love to share! This week we have TWO first patterns from new designers so I hope you explore all the goodness below. Congrats to Ann and Amy!...

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Capsule Wardrobe
Posted by Helen | 13/11/2017 | Love to Sew Podcast

This week on the Love to Sew Podcast, Caroline and I are sharing our experience trying out a capsule wardrobe. A capsule wardrobe is a miniature wardrobe pulled from your closet that is easy to mix and match so you can spend less time thinking about getting dressed! In truth, this challenge was hard for both of us, and we are on the fence about whether this actually made getting dressed any easier, but it did force us both to get creative! We used Lee Vosburgh's 10x10 challenge as our framework, so we only had 10 items for 10 days...

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Wednesday Weekly
Posted by Helen | 08/11/2017 | Wednesday Weekly

News (left to right) Seamwork released the Sadie Sweater and the Melody Trousers. Hey June Handmade re-released the Union St. Tee.   Community Events Do you have a TNT pattern that you could wear everyday of the week? You can share your love during OWOP (One Week One Pattern)! Find out more on the Sewisfaction blog.   Makes The Telltale Tasha made a really pretty Kielo wrap dress. I love the print placement on this dress from Fashion Behind the Seams. These mom jeans from Seemannsgarn are everything. How gorgeous is this dress from The Nesting Crane? A very nice Blackwood Cardigan...

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Wednesday Weekly
Posted by Helen | 01/11/2017 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy November, makers! Can you believe it? Hallowe'en has come and gone and it is officially cold here in Vancouver! I had a bit of a wardrobe crisis this week, which sounds VERY silly when I type it out. I was really struggling to put together cute outfits and then it hit me - I haven't put away my summer clothes! This is something I do every year but somehow I still forgot to get it done in busy October. Now that my shorts and palm-leaf printed dresses are safely tucked away, my wardrobe makes so much more sense! It is...

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