Posted by Helen | 26/11/2015 | Granger Bag Sewalong

Thanks so much to all of you who signed up to receive the Granger Book Bag Pattern!  I am really excited about doing the sewalong and showing you how this bag comes together. The Granger Bag sewalong is broken up into 6 steps, and I will be posting these steps on Mondays and Thursdays starting November 30th.  This gives us enough time to make the bag for a Holiday gift or for yourself, I won’t tell 😛 It’s not too late to join in the fun!  You can download the Granger Book Bag for free here. You will need to have...

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Wednesday Weekly Helen's Closet
Posted by Helen | 25/11/2015 | Wednesday Weekly

This week has been a total whirlwind for me, but I was able to get the Granger Book Bag released on schedule!  It is available for free if you are interested, you can check it out here.  I wanted to experiment with digital pattern making for two reasons.  One, I wanted to make something I could share with you all as a thanks for following along on my sewing adventures, and two, I wanted to see what went into designing, testing, and building a PDF pattern, since I sew so many of them!  It was a really fun (and exhausting) process,...

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Posted by Helen | 23/11/2015 | Pattern News

I am thrilled to be sharing my very first pattern with you today - the Granger Book Bag!  The bag is free for my newsletter subscribers, and it's not too late to get your free PDF download!  Sign up below and follow the instructions provided in the email.  If you are already signed up, instructions should be in your inbox! Update! The Granger Bag Pattern is now released and you can download it for free here. [mc4wp_form] I will be hosting a sewalong for the Granger Book Bag in the coming weeks starting on November 30th.  The bag takes about 6 hours...

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Helen's Closet Davie Dress by Sewaholic Patterns
Posted by Helen | 20/11/2015 | Into My Closet

You guys, the Davie Dress by Sewaholic Patterns is serious business.  It is one of the most flattering, comfortable, and versatile garments I have made to date, and I'm kicking myself for not sewing it up sooner!  I love the way it fits tightly at the waist and flares out along the hips.  The pattern features two top variations and two lengths, this one is view B.  I'm also modelling one of my first me-made bags in some of these shots, my striped backpack which I adore even though it is now falling apart after years of use.      ...

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Wednesday Weekly Helen's Closet
Posted by Helen | 18/11/2015 | Wednesday Weekly

Has anyone else thought about moving back their sewing plans by one season? It seems funny that fashion is designed and shown months and months in advance of the next season, but it also makes a ton of sense.  While I'm finishing up my fall sewing list (or at least the items I was able to get to), I am already wishing I had some of these items months earlier. I think I may start my spring sewing early this year, so I can enjoy the Spring items in the Spring, Summer items in Summer, etc. I'll probably eat my words...

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FREE Granger Book Bag PDF Pattern by Helen's Closet
Posted by Helen | 16/11/2015 | Into My Closet, Pattern News

One week to go! I can’t believe how fast the last two months have flown by. I am very excited to share the Granger Book Bag Pattern with you next week! Designing and developing a pattern is an incredible amount of work and an amazing learning experience. I have so much respect for all the hardworking indie pattern designers out there. I will be sharing my pattern creating process with you on the blog after the launch, so if you are interested in creating your own bag pattern, stay tuned for that! Update! The Granger Bag Pattern is now released...

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