Sewing Inspiration

Spring/Summer sewing 2017
28 04 2017

Are you guys ready for Spring and Summer!? I have been thinking a lot about what I want to sew this season and I have to admit, I'm still in the overwhelmed...

Best Indie Shirtdress Patterns
16 03 2017

In light of the new #sewtogetherforsummer shirtdress challenge, I thought I would put together a little ‘Indie, Darling’ roundup post to provide some options to choose from! Personally, I am...

Best Indie Patterns for Colour Blocking
13 02 2017

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...

How to Wear Culottes
03 08 2016

Many people have expressed some hesitation about the culottes trend, and I don't blame you!  I, too, gave this trend the side eye for quite some time before giving them...

Winslow Culottes Hacks
27 07 2016

I love thinking about all the cool ways to use a pattern, so I can get the most out of my purchase and also add a unique spin on something...

Winslow Culottes by Helens Closet
01 07 2016

Happy Canada Day fellow Canadians!  I am SO excited to share pictures of my Winslow Culottes testers with you today. This being my first garment pattern, I wanted to make...

Winslow Culottes Pattern Inspiration
30 06 2016

The Winslow Culottes came to be last February when I was preparing for an impromptu trip to Mexico.  Sam’s parents were living the RV life and invited us down to...

Sewing Patterns With 70's Flare - Indie, Darling by Helen's Closet
01 04 2016

Isn’t it fun when decades of fashion come back around?  I love the 70’s vibe that is so popular right now and I have been wanting to sew some 70’s...

15 Best Indie Mini Skirt Sewing Patterns
17 03 2016

This is the first post in a new series on the blog!  I am putting together some round-ups of favourite indie patterns to feature all the talented indie pattern designers...

10 Handmade Holiday Gifts
05 12 2015

It's that time of year, folks!  The time when you make a list of all the handmade gifts you want to give to your friends and family and then look...