Blackwood Cardigan

Fabric can make all the difference in the final garment, so it is important to choose the right fabric for your desired results! I hope you are all excited to get sewing your Blackwood Cardigans. Today I will be comparing different fabric weights, answering from FAQ's, and recommending some online fabric shops where you can find great knits! Psssst: The Blackwood Cardigan is on sale for 20% for a little while longer! Grab your copy today for 20% off. What fabric weight should I choose? The Blackwood can be made in anything from a lightweight jersey to a spongy sweater...

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Posted by Helen | 01/03/2017 | Wednesday Weekly

Helloooooo, Makers! What a crazy week it has been! I released my second garment pattern this week, the Blackwood Cardigan, which makes today a very exciting day because I get to include it in the roundup of new patterns! I had a VERY stressful weekend because my website was having technical difficulties in the middle of my trying to get the pattern out. I was freaking out about expectations and professionalism and honestly feeling pretty defeated. Thankfully, that is all in the past and I pushed through! Many of you managed to purchase the new pattern on Monday despite my...

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Blackwood Cardigan Tester Roundup

I was so fortunate to have a fantastic group of ladies test my latest pattern, the Blackwood Cardigan. Their versions turned out beautifully and their feedback was invaluable to the process. It is truly amazing to be able to rely on support from this community to help me achieve my goal of releasing another pattern!   The tester group was assembled from previous testers of the Winslow Culottes, people who had volunteered to test via comments or emails over the last 6 months, and a few friends I connected with in person at Camp Workroom Social! I owe this group...

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Blackwood Cardigan PDF Sewing Pattern
Posted by Helen | 27/02/2017 | Pattern News

I am positively giddy with excitement today! I have been working on my second garment pattern for months and it is finally ready for the sewing world. Introducing *drumroll please* the Blackwood Cardigan!! Do you love layering but find bulky cardigans difficult to fit under jackets and coats? Do you need a lightweight cover-up option that ALSO shows off your outfit? Have you tried the grandpa cardigan style and found it’s not for you? The Blackwood Cardigan is designed with layering in mind, so it has minimal excess fabric in the front and a close fit around the neck and...

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Helens Closet PDF Sewing Pattern
Posted by Helen | 25/02/2017 | Pattern News

Hi there, makers! I am excited to give you all a little sneak peak of my next pattern today! It will be released this coming Monday and I could not be more thrilled to share it with you. This will be my second garment pattern following the release of the Winslow Culottes last summer. Thanks to the overwhelming support and positive feedback on that design, I have been steadily developing another pattern to share! This next one is a knit pattern and it has been an absolute lifesaver for my wardrobe. Here's a few sneak peak pics! I have been...

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Wednesday Weekly
Posted by Helen | 22/02/2017 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday!  This has been a busy week for me as I gear up for the release of my next pattern! I am so excited to share it with you all and I am also really looking forward to being 'done'. Do you ever get the feeling with projects? It can be so challenging to reach the finish line sometimes, but it always feels amazing when you make it. Stay tuned next week for the big reveal! *insert smiley squeal here* 🙂 News (clockwise from top left) Straight Stitch Designs released the Phinney Ridge Cardigan. Check out the new patterns from Mimi G...

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