Love to Sew Podcast
Posted by Helen | 15/08/2017 | Love to Sew Podcast

I am SO excited today to FINALLY share with you all the secret project that Caroline (from Blackbird Fabrics) and I have been working on for the past 2 months! Introducing the Love to Sew Podcast! Love to Sew is a fun weekly podcast about making clothes, sewing community, and small business.  Caroline and I are going to talk all things garment sewing and bring you interviews with inspiring creatives and indie business owners. Between my love for patterns and Caroline's passion for fabric, we never run out of things to chat about. Join us every Tuesday (yep, EVERY Tuesday)...

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Suki Kimono Cover-up
Posted by Helen | 14/08/2017 | Into My Closet

I have a simple Suki Kimono hack to share with you today! The Suki was primarily designed to be worn as an indoor dressing robe, but I have found it to be very versatile as I explore its possibilities as an everyday garment. This version is shorter and the front band has been simplified. With these changes, the Suki cover-up can be sewn in 1-2 hours! I love throwing this on for a little protection from the sun on a hot day or as a nice addition to a chic outfit in the evenings. Read on to discover how to make...

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Wednesday Weekly #96
Posted by Helen | 10/08/2017 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Thursday! I'm a little behind this week because we spent the long weekend over on Hornby island. It was a wonderful trip full of snorkeling, lounging, reading and of course, lots and lots of eating. I made a couple of garments to photograph on the island, too, so I look forward to sharing those with you all! Caroline and I are still hard at work on our Top Secret Project, which we will finally be able to share with you very soon!! I can't wait 🙂 News (clockwise from top left) Itch to Stitch released the Chai shirt and...

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Posted by Helen | 07/08/2017 | Into My Closet

I picked up this piece of rayon challis at Fabric By Designer in Toronto when I was there last month. I have been meaning to make the winged version of the Acton Dress for some time now but I needed a piece of fabric that was big enough and well suited to the design. I knew when I saw this challis that it would be ideal for a pattern like the Acton with large pieces so the print can really shine. I also love the way the wrapped effect of the dress mimics the wrapped petals in the lilies and...

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Wednesday Weekly
Posted by Helen | 02/08/2017 | Wednesday Weekly

Welcome to August, makers! I am getting pretty excited about fall sewing, I have to admit. I know, I know, summer isn't over, but even though I am over a decade out of school, I still get those feelings of new beginnings and reinvention that surface around August. I intend to create a fall and winter inspiration board to share with you all soon, much like my spring/summer one this past season. I managed to make quite of few things from that board and it helped me to narrow down my sewing plans. Do you make seasonal sewing plans? How...

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Suki Kimono
Posted by Helen | 01/08/2017 | Pattern News

I am absolutely blown away by the support and excitement for Suki! I can't wait to see all the gorgeous and glamorous robes you all make. Many of you expressed interest in making Suki as gifts for friends and family, too - I love it!  I have some of these planned myself. Thank you so much for your ongoing support and enthusiasm for the patterns and the blog, it really means a lot. Today is the last chance to grab this pattern for 20% off!   Get the Suki Kimono Pattern  

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