Into My Closet

Lark Tee and Inari Tee mashup by Helen's Closet
30 05 2016

What is a Larnari, you ask?  Well, when a pattern and another pattern love each other very much...you get the idea.  In this case, the Lark Tee and the Inari Tee Dress...

Sew DIY maxi Nita Wrap Skirt by Helens Closet
16 05 2016

I had the pleasure of pattern testing the Nita Wrap Skirt for Beth from Sew DIY a while back, and I love my test version.  I wear it all the...

Grainline Studio Alder Shirtdress by Helen's Closet in Octopus Lawn
09 05 2016

Fabric stashes are not just made up of impulse purchases an 1/2 meter remnants.  In fact, I stash mostly fabric that I love too much to cut into.  I feel...

Seamwork Kenedy Dress by Helen's Closet
02 05 2016

I have a serious addiction to sack dresses.  This never used to be the case for me, but I can’t seem to make any other silhouette that I prefer more...

True Bias Colfax Dress by Helen's Clsoet
25 04 2016

I love when fabric in my stash is perfectly suited to a new pattern, almost like it was awaiting its fate and the time has come for it to fulfil its...

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...