Wednesday Weekly #21
Posted by Helen | 13/01/2016 | Wednesday Weekly

It's so exciting to see everyone getting into the swing of sewing after a break over the Holidays (for some).  Some of you went and made us all look bad by sewing up amazing handmade gifts for everyone you know!  Seriously though, it's good to be back, right?  I've been on a sewing roll lately and I am excited about my upcoming vacation to Mexico! I get the excuse to make summer clothes in the winter time, It's awesome. News Closet Case Files has released a Ginger Jeans expansion so you can turn your beloved Gingers into flares!  The 70's look is...

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Closet Case Files Carolyn Pajama Shorts by Helen's Closet
Posted by Helen | 11/01/2016 | Into My Closet

Since Gillian and Katie are encouraging us to up our indoor photoshoot game this month, I figured what better project to shoot than pajamas!  These are the Carolyn Pajama Shorts from Closet Case Files, paired with my Grainline Studio Lark tee for a seriously comfortable getup.  I have never been pleased with my past attempts at indoor photos but with Katie's tips I was able to make some progress.       To take these pics, I had to push my dining room table/sewing table out of the way.  We have a serious lack of clear walls in our small apartment so it was tricky to find...

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Wednesday Weekly Helen's Closet
Posted by Helen | 06/01/2016 | Wednesday Weekly

Welcome back to the Wednesday Weekly, everyone!  I took a bit of a hiatus over the holidays, but the weekly is back in full force and I am excited to share some of the amazing first sewing projects of the year with you!  Kudos to everyone for all the makes over the Holidays too, I saw some gorgeous party frocks and lovely handmade gifts, not to mention all the awesome 2015 recap posts, I love it. News Voting is open for the best sewing blogs of 2015 over on Madalynne!  I enjoy this contest because I often get to discover new...

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Sew Over It Ultimate Trousers by Helen's Closet
Posted by Helen | 04/01/2016 | Into My Closet

Woo hoo, first post of the new year!  I wanted to start this year off with a bang, so I decided to use some crazy stretch cotton I had in my stash to make some crazy pants!  This also coincides well with my new years goal of using more fabric from my stash instead of buying more #thestruggleisreal.  These are the Ultimate Trousers from Sew Over It, a simple pattern that yields great results.  The pattern is just front and back pieces with a waistband facing and a side zip, making this a quick and fun sew.       I decided...

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Helen's Closet Sewing Projects 2015
Posted by Helen | 29/12/2015 | My Sewing Story

It seems like cheating to call this a full year in review, since I started this little blog in July of 2015, but I'm not one to pass up a chance for reflection.  Much like ready-to-wear, sometimes hand made garments don't end up being as beloved as you had hoped.  Others end up surprising you, getting washed every week and becoming staples in your wardrobe.  I think we can learn a lot from these pieces, about who we really and our true sense of self.  Of course it's not surprising that lounge wear gets a lot of time in the ring, but...

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Closet Case Files Clare Coat by Helen's Closet
Posted by Helen | 22/12/2015 | Into My Closet

I could not be more excited to share my most recent make with you all!  It’s the star of this season’s indie pattern releases (IMHO), the Closet Case Files Clare Coat.  I was waiting for this pattern as soon as Heather announced she was working on a coat design.  All of her patterns that I have made so far fit me really well and they are all effortlessly chic, so I knew this one would be no exception.  It was also exciting to purchase one of her first paper pattern releases, and the physical pattern is absolutely gorgeous, with lovely watercolour...

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