Suki Kimono
Posted by Helen | 07/12/2017 | Sewing Tutorials

If there is a special lady in your life you would like to sew a handmade gift for, look no further than the Suki Kimono! Suki is a wonderfully personal gift that anyone is sure to use and cherish all year round. I recently made a Suki for my sister who is 8 months pregnant. I just know that once the baby comes, her Suki is going to be the ultimate loungewear/nursing garment for her first year as a new mom. It got me thinking about what a great gift Suki would make for the holidays, for a sister, friend,...

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Wednesday Weekly
Posted by Helen | 06/12/2017 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy December, makers! This is the final month of the year and it has got me thinking about my 2017 sewing goals and things like the #2017makenine challenge. I didn't quite make it through all of my plans or reach all of my goals but I am incredibly happy with the things I did make this year. I am looking forward to reflecting back a bit this month on the blog so I hope you come and check out some of my posts on that topic! News (clockwise from top left) BluePrints for sewing released the Moderne Coat. In the Folds...

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Hudson pants and Linden Sweatshirt
Posted by Helen | 04/12/2017 | Into My Closet

Well, it is that time of year folks! It has been raining for what feels like 2 weeks straight and I am stuck inside my poorly lit apartment for my blog photos. Luckily, this week I have something to share that I only wear at home and it has been my work uniform since I made it a few weeks ago. I am trying to embrace my desire to wear comfy things while working from home and not getting down on myself about looking put together or 'dressing for work'. I work hard no matter what I'm wearing so if it's...

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Wednesday Weekly
Posted by Helen | 29/11/2017 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday, makers! I hope you all scored some great deals this past Black Friday weekend! I picked up a few patterns I have had on my list for a little while, including the Morgan Jeans, the Ultraviolet Tee, and the Belvedere Waistcoat. Many thanks to those who participated in my pattern sale, too! I really appreciate it. <3 News (clockwise from top left) Fair Fit Studio has opened up registration for the Fair Fit Method online course! Cashmerette released the Ames jeans. There is a new NZ/Aussie fabric store in town! Check out Fabric Drop. MIY Collection released a...

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trello pattern stash
Posted by Helen | 28/11/2017 | Love to Sew Podcast, Sewing Plans

This week on Love to Sew, Caroline and I dive deep into patterns with tips for organizing, storing, and collecting sewing patterns. If you haven't listened yet, you can head to the Love to Sew Podcast website or listen wherever you download podcasts! I recently put all my patterns in Trello so I can view them anytime time on my computer or phone. Having a digital catalog of your patterns can be so helpful for planning projects or keeping track of what you already have so you don't buy twice! I love that I can browse my patterns now and see...

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Sewing Plans
Posted by Helen | 27/11/2017 | Sewing Plans

Nothing gets the sew-jo going like planning out projects! As a very visual learner, I perform best when I can see plans and ideas in a visual format. It is one of the things that drew me to graphic design and illustration, and now I can use those skills to make a roadmap of my sewing plans for each season. I don't always get around to all of them but it is so much fun to think ahead and I'm sure I will make quite a few. Who knows, something may even jump my sewing queue - looking at you Grainline Studio!...

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