Into My Closet

DIY Yoga Pants by Helen's Closet
15 04 2016

Are you guys getting sick of me talking about my serger yet?  It is really exciting to take my sewing to the next level and feel able to create quality...

Named Inari Tee Dress by Helen's Closet
11 04 2016

It is interesting to see which patterns take off within the sewing community, some attaining something akin to household name status.  For example, you could say you made an Archer and...

Seamwork Almada Robe by Helen's Closet
28 03 2016

I look forward to Seamwork magazine each month, particularly because of the two patterns that are provided with each subscription.  The magazine itself is free to read, so you if...

Grainline Studio Driftless Cardigan by Helen's Closet
21 03 2016

I've said it before and I will say it again - I love Grainline Studio Patterns.  For me, it is a combination of great patterns that go well together and...

Wool Sewaholic Hollyburn Skirt by Helen's Closet
14 03 2016

I finally got around to making another Hollyburn!  You know when you finish a new project and you say “I am definitely going to make this again”, but then other...

Sew DIY Nita Wrap Skirt by Helens Closet
07 03 2016

Looking through all of my makes since I started this blog, there is an obviously neglected category and that is skirts.  I have only made two skirts and both were completed...

Grainline Studio Archer Button Up by Helens Closet
29 02 2016

I finally sewed an Archer Button Up!  It’s been in my pattern stash for months and has been getting pushed back in favour of easier or more exciting projects (ooo,...

Culottes by Helen's Closet
22 02 2016

It seams fitting to end my me-made Mexico series with these crazy culottes, we had such a blast and I am really missing all the bright colours, warm weather and...

Reno Swimsuit Bombshell Bikini bottoms by Helens Closet Sewing
19 02 2016

I have been posting nothing but summer swimsuits lately, which is comical considering how dreary it is in Vancouver these days.  This is the final instalment of my swimwear series,...

Reno Swimsuit Dakota Bikini by Helens Closet Sewing
12 02 2016

I am really excited to share this make with you today, it’s the Seamwork Dakota Bikini bottoms and Reno bikini top.  These two patterns were actually the reason I signed...

Simple Sundress by Helens Closet Sewing
08 02 2016

We are back from an absolutely dreamy week camping on the beach in sunny Baja, Mexico!  All of my pre-trip sewing paid off big time, I had so much fun wearing...

Grainline Studio Lark Tee by Helen's Closet
01 02 2016

I made another striped top!  Shocking, I know.  It may be a bit on the boring side, but I like balancing out more complex sewing projects like my recent Cascade...

Grainline Studio Cascade Duffle Coat by Helen's Closet
25 01 2016

I am on a serious coat-making kick lately.  By which I mean I have made exactly one other coat.  I think anything over one is a ‘kick’ though, right?  Especially...

Tessuti Mandy Boat Tee by Helen's Closet
18 01 2016

I have been experimenting a lot with different fabrics and prints lately, but I also know my personal style and there is nothing I enjoy wearing more than a simple striped...

Closet Case Files Carolyn Pajama Shorts by Helen's Closet
11 01 2016

Since Gillian and Katie are encouraging us to up our indoor photoshoot game this month, I figured what better project to shoot than pajamas!  These are the Carolyn Pajama Shorts from...