Me Made May Helen's Closet
Posted by Helen | 07/05/2016 | Me Made May

Me Made May week one was a blast!  I'm happy that I made it through and was able to get pictures each day,  It's surprisingly hard to find time to get somebody to take your photo, and I don't have a good mirror to snap a shot in.   I am learning a lot about my preferences already, just by being more mindful of what I am pulling out of my closet.  I now know that I need more me-made tops and skirts, since these are easy to mix and match and suit my casual workplace.  Hope you guys are...

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Wednesday Weekly
Posted by Helen | 04/05/2016 | Wednesday Weekly

Hello makers and me-made-may-ers!  I have been having so much fun putting together my me-made outfits and seeing everyones posts on Instagram.  Wow, you all are amazing!  I am house sitting this week so I mostly brought me-made things with me to make sure I followed through, but it is not so hard, I love wearing my handmade garments, it makes me feel proud :).   There were so many great new patterns and makes this week, read-on to get the scoop! News Thread Theory released the Fairfield Shirt, a classic men’s button-up. The new issue of Seamwork Magazine is out!...

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Seamwork Kenedy Dress by Helen's Closet
Posted by Helen | 02/05/2016 | Into My Closet

I have a serious addiction to sack dresses.  This never used to be the case for me, but I can’t seem to make any other silhouette that I prefer more than a plain old sack.  Sure, the fit and flare is a fantastic style, and body-con is undeniably flattering, but I can’t keep away from the sack….ok, that came out weird.  Lucky for me, the sack is in!  I couldn’t be happier these days with this trend being so prevalent, I can get away with wearing tights, flats, and a sack literally anywhere.  Of course, for very special occasions, one...

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me made may
Posted by Helen | 30/04/2016 | My Sewing Story

The last day of April has arrived and  I am very excited to participate in my first ever Me Made May!  If you are not familiar with this annual event, it is a month long challenge to wear more handmade garments and accessories than usual. The goal is to share our makes with the sewing community and encourage ourselves to choose me-mades over ready-to-wear more often.  This is, of course, just one reason to participate!  Head on over to So Zo to read what others are pledging to do for the month of May and why they are participating! I, Helen Wilkinson of helenscloset.ca and...

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Posted by Helen | 28/04/2016 | Wednesday Weekly

Better late than never, right?  My day got away from me yesterday, and while ‘Thursday Weekly’ doesn’t quite have the same ring to it, I wouldn’t want to miss out on sharing these awesome links with you!  So many inspiring makes this week, I am really feeling the sewing envy! Top: Madalynne Intimates  |  Left: Morgan Jeans  |  Bottom: Geodesic Sweater News Me Made May is just around the corner!  There are lots of pledges rolling in, you can still make your pledge here.  I am excited to participate, this is my first one! Closet Case files released a highly...

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True Bias Colfax Dress by Helen's Clsoet
Posted by Helen | 25/04/2016 | Into My Closet

I love when fabric in my stash is perfectly suited to a new pattern, almost like it was awaiting its fate and the time has come for it to fulfil its purpose. Too cheesy? Probably, but much like I once believed my stuffed animals to have personalities and secret lives, I assign character traits and aspirations to my fabrics.  I hope I’m not alone in this, somebody, back me up here!  This gorgeous bright coral raw silk has been sitting in my stash just dying to burst out of it’s ziplock bag and become…a True Bias Colfax dress! Who knew?  ...

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